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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 →

Report from Viseu conference, 4-9 May 2004

A Synthesis: New Strategies for Education in Architecture and Urbanism Susan Parham © 2004 Introduction Synthesising discussion from three days that included so much interesting and useful dialogue has proved a very difficult task. This conference report attempts to summarise and structure participants’ contributions into a series of themes that it is hoped capture 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 →

This is Järla Sjö

Model of the Järla Sjö development From industrial estate to small town The Järla Sjö district is developed on a site of industrial historical importance at the Lake Järla in Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden. The district plan is founded on a small town structure, scale and contents – a proper basis for attaining a human and […] Continue reading →