About Aljoscha

Aljoscha has written 53 articles so far, you can find them below.

Cuba Tour & International Charrette 200

24 February – 3 March 2007, La Habana, Cuba The Cuban and Norwegian chapters of C.E.U. – Council for European Urbanism held a one week  tour of three Cuban cities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, from 24 February – 3 March 2007. The expert guide was Prof. Julio Cesar Perez, Faculty […] Continue reading →

Sustainable Urbanism 2006

Second International Congress November 2006, Leeds, UK The second International Congress of the C.E.U. will take place in the English city of Leeds over the 9th and 10th of November 2006, following our successful Inaugural Congress in Berlin in 2005. The Congress theme this year is Sustainable Urbanism. Over two days we will be examining […] Continue reading →

Sprawl costs billions

An article in the Sacramento Business Journal says “we are all paying a staggering price for sprawling development in this country, and that price will only go up as gas prices increase,” – “Sprawling communities need longer public roads, increase the cost of new water and sewer hookups by 20 percent to 40 percent, impose […] Continue reading →

Wal-mart goes urban?

“Wal-Mart, the big-box giant sometimes accused of contributing to sprawl, traffic jams and the demise of downtown merchants, is considering an urban look and downtown locations…” “It humanizes big-box retail,” says Ben Pentreath, a British architectural designer with the Prince of Wales Foundation for the Built Environment. Pentreath was part of a team developing a […] Continue reading →

Mississippi Renewal Forum in Biloxi

Six-day charrette October 12-17. More than 100 New Urbanists and local practitioners  have produced plans for the rebuilding of Mississippi coast, hit  by the hurricane Katrina.   The Charrette in Biloxi was led by Andrés Duany, DPZ. The final team reports include proposals for 11 towns. There are also reports from teams focusing on architecture, zoning […] Continue reading →

Le Corbusier and the Estate from Hel

“Le Corbusier himself, so often blamed for all dismal concrete estates, designed his showcase Unite d’Habitation (1952) in Marseilles. This great 12-storey concrete ship of domesticity was meant for blue-collar families. Today it is home to white-collar professionals. It works because it is well planned and thoroughly serviced.” Read full article. Continue reading →