Lisbon Journal: New high-speed rail link to Porto proposed.

by Ron Bernthal  In 2020 the government of Portugal has confirmed its intention to press ahead with rail investments of more than $12 billion,  as part of a larger  national stimulus program.  The highlight of the package, however,  is the … Continue reading

Utrecht Journal: Two new residential districts – one with an “edible neighborhood” and one “car- free” – give Dutch residents good eco options.

by Ron Bernthal Rijnvliet A neighborhood where every plant in the public space will be edible will soon be completed in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The “edible neighborhood” of almost four acres will be located in a new residential … Continue reading

National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places 2020

Ron Bernthal Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation pulishes its “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” list, shedding light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 300 … Continue reading

Torino Journal: Is Green Pea the new eco-friendly face of retail?

by Ron Bernthal In early December, 2020, the former Torino Fiat Factory Lingotto, built between 1916 and 1923, opened to the public as a very eco-friendly retail market and unique architectural structure. The new business is called Green Pea. Developed … Continue reading

Shenzhen Journal: New pebble-shaped museum planned for southern China city.

(Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum/rendering by Slashcube) by Ron Bernthal By A cascade of terraces will frame a large atrium at the heart of the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum that the design firm, Zaha Hadid Architecs, is developing in southern … Continue reading

Orlando Journal: Disney Resort & MCO to get new high-speed Brightline trains by 2022

by Ron Bernthal In late 2020 Florida’s Brightline Train rail company and Walt Disney World Resort announced they have entered into an agreement to construct a train station at Disney Springs, the popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex that is … Continue reading

Hong Kong Journal: Design savvy building opens in 2022 on former airport site.

by Ron Bernthal Commissioned by the Nan Fung Group, the architectural firm Snøhetta has designed a mixed-use building in Hong Kong that has been named Airside. Situated in the center of Hong Kong’s former Kai Tak airport, with views over … Continue reading

Fehmarn/Lolland Journal: Baltic Sea tunnel will link two islands, in two countries.

By Ron Bernthal A road and rail tunnel 11.4 miles long will dramatically reduce the journey time between Denmark and Germany. The somewhat controversial project finally started construction in summer 2020, after a decade of geotechnical and environmental impact studies, and … Continue reading

Bucharest Journal: New mixed-use development in Romania will offer tropical “lagoon” environment

Ron Bernthal The Romanian-based real estate developer Forty Management has proposed an urban regeneration project that will be developed on ten acres of land in the Străulești area of ​​Bucharest. The developer plans to deliver the Central District Lagoon City … Continue reading

Sejong Journal: New Architecture Museum Planned for South Korea

by Ron Bernthal In November, 2020, South Korea announced that a new museum will be constructed that’s dedicated to architecture and the urban environment. The proposed Korean Museum of Urbanism and Architecture (KMUA) will be part of the new National … Continue reading