Jahrestagung des C.E.U. Deutschland 2011 in Emmendingen

Charrette zur Standortwahl für eine Hochschule Bericht von Harald Bodenschatz und Wolfgang Serbser Vom 11. bis 13. November 2011 trafen sich etwa 15 Mitglieder der deutschen Sektion des CEU (Counsil for European Urbanism) in Emmendingen bei Freiburg zu ihrer Jahrestagung, um neue Konzepte in der Hochschulbildung und die städtebaulichen Auswirkungen solcher Konzepte zu diskutieren. Am […]

CEU to review plans for new towers in Paris

Meeting with SOS Paris to share views A fact-finding committee from the Council for European Urbanism (CEU) will visit France during the last week in September to review new plans for building towers in Paris. They will share initial findings at a meeting with SOS Paris, a long-established organization specializing in architectural issues in Paris. […]
The High Line, New York

New Website for City Lovers

CityPicture aims to “make the city visible” A new web venture by Berliners Claudia Christen, Jürgen Cyranek and Rebecca Cyranek aims to make cities more visible on the web. The three feel that images are necessary to help explain theoretical concepts of the city. And indeed, the old adage that “a picture tells a thousand […]
Le Plessis-Robinson, an urban extension to Paris, still under construction.

Paris Study Tour, 28 September – 2 October 2011

The Urbanism of Paris: Old and New Traditional Neighbourhoods. Organised in collaboration with CEU – Council for European Urbanism, Norway. We will visit some of the most important historic neighbourhoods of Paris, and compare them with two recent developments based on traditional urbanism and architecture: Le Plessis-Robinson, an urban extension to Paris, still under construction. […]
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Growing Local: CNU19

The 19th annual event from the Congress for the New Urbanism CNU19 Growing Local ©Congress of the New Urbanism The annual Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading venue for new urbanist education, collaboration, and networking. CNU members come from around the world to discuss development practices and public policies, learn from recent […]

The City of Kashgar

An Oasis of the Silk Road on the Brink of Extinction 9.00 – 12.30, Thursday 27 January 2011 Brussels, Belgium Two years into Beijing’s ‘Kashgar Dangerous House Reform’, and the Old City of Kashgar in East Turkestan, or China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), faces near total destruction. There is a pressing need to assess […]

The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary

by Dhiru Thadani Rizzoli, 2010 Book review by Rob Krier Cover of The Language of Towns and Cities As a boy, I used to passionately peruse the pages of Larousse, Brockhaus or Herder’s Volkslexikon from my grandfather’s bookcase and felt as though I was holding all the knowledge in the world right there in my […]
CITY VISIONS: 1910-2010

CITY VISIONS 1910|2010

Berlin|Paris|London|Chicago 100 years General Urban Design Exhibition in Berlin Allgemeine Städtebau-Ausstellung in Berlin City Visions 1910 | 2010. left: Albert Gessner (1868-1953): Wettbewerb Groß- Berlin 1908-10. Von der Südbahnhofstraße zum Müggelsee right: „Métropole douce“. Gutachterverfahren Groß-Paris 2008 ©Architekturmuseum TU Berlin, Inv. Nr. 8014; LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi   Venue: Architekturforum of Technical University Berlin […]

Localism in Europe – what can we learn?

Case studies of successful “localism” strategies and tools from Europe, hosted by the Council for European Urbanism. There are many inspiring and instructive examples there, such as the slow food movement in Italy, the terroir movement in France, local currencies in Germany, etc. And many activists are focused on adaptive re-use of historic cores, and […]