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

Urban design: the issue explained

“But ministers insist that quality can be achieved cheaply. In an effort to secure better standards of housing design they have backed controversial design codes used on Poundbury, Prince Charles’s mock village in Dorset, and Seaside in Florida, the setting for the satirical film The Truman Show. Such codes are endorsed by the influential “new […] Continue reading →

Exhibition Online: European Urbanism 1995-2005

CEU has produced an exhibition of European urban development projects from the last 10 years. We have now also made the exhibition available online. Included are projects from Italy, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands and United Kingdom. The exhibition was presented at the Congress for New Urbanism in Pasadena, California June 2005, and the CEU […] Continue reading →

C.E.U. Deutschland First Symposium, 2004

2 – 4 September 2004, Görlitz, Germany and Zgorzelec, Poland   Delegates at the launch of CEU Deutschland with the signed Charter The mayor of Görlitz, Stefan Holthaus, opened the seminar with an introduction on the background of this unique city lying on the German-Polish border, and the problems of its shrinking population. Today European […] Continue reading →

UNESCO acts against highrise buildings

One of Germany’s most iconic buildings, the historic Cologne Cathedral, has been put on the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) List of World Heritage in Danger, due to the increasing development of the German city’s skyline. “The organization admitted concerns during its annual meeting that the construction of several highrise buildings on the […] Continue reading →

Cities to lead quiet revolution

The Guardian April 20: “John Prescott wants to re-educate planners and councillors so that they no longer allow housing estates or shopping centres to be dumped on the edge of towns or in the middle of the countryside. He also wants councillors to veto developments that lack the right mixture of houses, jobs, transport and […] Continue reading →