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World Cities Day

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31 Oct 2018
By : Lead8

World Cities Day, celebrated annually on 31st October, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with the aim to promote global urbanisation and encourage cooperation among countries to contribute to sustainable urban developments around the world.

As we celebrate World Cities Day, under UNGA’s designated theme “Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities,” Lead8 have selected 3 of our latest projects in some of the most densely populated regions in Asia to demonstrate our forward-thinking and future proofing solutions in masterplanning and architecture.

1. HarbourLoop, Hong Kong

Imagine a continuous, connected trail around Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour for running, walking and cycling, this is what HarbourLoop is all about. A self-initiative study by Lead8, HarbourLoop is a vision to transform the contours of Hong Kong’s waterfront into an iconic 23 km urban active pathway that will allow pedestrians and commuters to traverse the dense city while bypassing congestion on its busy streets.

Read more about this award-winning project here.

2. International Trade City (ITC), Shanghai, China

A 1,000,000 sqm mega-transit oriented mixed-use development and urban destination hub in Shanghai, the award-winning International Trade City (ITC) is designed as a sustainable development with flexibility that allows for future changes. Integrated with three underground metro lines and with over 1.5km of elevated public realm interspersed with urban parks and pedestrian bridges, Lead8’s scheme pushes the boundaries of high density architecture and urban design that aims to redefine a new liveable city quarter.

Read more about this award-winning project here.

3. Gamuda Cove, Klang Valley, Malaysia

A “City Centre In Nature’s Sanctuary” overlooking the Payah Indah Wetlands and Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve, the 620ha Gamuda Cove is founded on smart, sustainable place-making principles to create a rich environment with the convenience of a connected, liveable city. Lead8’s masterplan reflects the foundations of a flexible framework, adaptable to changing demand and a changing climate, yet able to provide for seamless integration of built-environment, open spaces and people.

Read more about the project here.

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