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Old March 16th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #1361
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I don't think they have set up the framework to oversee large-scale public housing projects. Even if that is in place, how do they expropriate the land that is now full of slums to actually build large developments?

In developed cities, land rights are much better enforced, and the government holds land stock to build public housing. I don't think this framework is in place yet in India, as with many developing countries.
This scheme is would be harder for developing countries. But even in developed countries, there are alot of unsuccessful public housing schemes which ended up getting demolished.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #1362
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This scheme is would be harder for developing countries. But even in developed countries, there are alot of unsuccessful public housing schemes which ended up getting demolished.
There are a lot of unsuccessful public housing schemes in developed countries as well. The key to the problem is not so much the design of the buildings, but rather the social infrastructure to help the lower classes jump out of the cycle of poverty.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #1363
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Old March 18th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #1364
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One of the better looking skylines in Asia - Penang, the second largest city in Malaysia.

Penang metro area by night (I personally find it really stunning).







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Old March 18th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #1365
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That is incredible! I didnt expect that out of a Malaysian city half the world doesnt even know exists! Penang is amazing!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #1366
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:19 AM   #1367
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Penang's beautiful.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #1368
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One of the better looking skylines in Asia - Penang, the second largest city in Malaysia.

Penang metro area by night (I personally find it really stunning).







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Old March 18th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #1369
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Has to be Tokyo and Hong Kong for me. Hopefully Mumbai and Gurgaon will be up there in 5 years or so...
you use chairman mao as your avator?
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Old March 18th, 2007, 06:56 PM   #1370
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you use chairman mao as your avator?
Dont worry, I simply like how it looks (although I do despise Warhol's "pop" style of art). Mao was a scourge on China, but his head has an odd shininess to it that looks nice in such a style

If it offends anyone (unlikely), tell me and Ill change it.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:32 AM   #1371
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Seems like you are a fan of dictators, though I'm not sure if Mao was a dictator, but I think Emperor Hirohito was since he took over some nations and all...







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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #1372
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Seems like you are a fan of dictators, though I'm not sure if Mao was a dictator, but I think Emperor Hirohito was since he took over some nations and all...







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Nice pic! Also, a quote by Hirohito is no different than a quote by Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar or Charlemagne. Im not a fan of either Mao or Hirohito, but I liek the quote, and I like the picture. And yes they are both dictators.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #1373
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Penang is beautiful, but not really showing a skyline. Nevertheless, very pretty.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #1374
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One of the better looking skylines in Asia - Penang, the second largest city in Malaysia.

Penang metro area by night (I personally find it really stunning).
Penang's skyline reminds me of Rio De Janeiro. Nice skyline
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #1375
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Wow Penang!!!

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Cropped 2: Sudirman area


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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #1376
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How about some HK aerials

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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #1377
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:27 AM   #1378
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Tokyo defines the urban sprawl!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #1379
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Tokyo defines the urban sprawl!
Actually, Beijing has quite a large sprawl area as well. Unlike Tokyo, Beijing doesn't really have a central business district. Although on the maps there is one area called CBD, in reality, offices are scattered in both east and west ends.
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