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 […]

Architecture and Qualification of the City

1st International Conference Universidade Católica Portuguesa 7 – 8 May 2010, Faculty of Engineering, Sintra Campus, Portugal Sintra 2010 Programme Friday – May 7th Faculty of Engineering 9.00 Welcoming participants 9.15 Speech by the Director of the Faculty of Engineering Professor Manuel Barata Marques Speech by the Mayor of Sintra Professor Fernando Seara Speech by […]

New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places

Organized with assistance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places” will present new research and innovative techniques for incorporating health impacts into land use, transportation planning, and community design decisions at a variety of scales. Share the opportunities and challenges of strengthening the link between New Urbanism […]
Street in Havana, Cuba

Havana Urban Design Charrette

Street in Havana, Cuba INTBAU Cuba and INTBAU Scandinavia in partnership with the Academy of Urbanism (UK), C.E.U. Norway and C.E.U. Cuba invite you to the 2010 Havana Urban Design Charrette. The 2010 International Charrette will build on our work from 2007, 2008 and 2009. International architects and planners are invited to join Cuban experts […]
The Malecon, Havana, Cuba

Tour of Cuba

The Cuban and Scandinavian chapters of INTBAU in partnership with the Academy of Urbanism (UK) and  C.E.U. – Council for European Urbanism invite you to join a one week tour of three Cuban cities and  UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. The one week Tour  March  14 – 20 will include an introduction to […]

CEU-INTBAU to run session at A Vision of Europe

CEU, together with INTBAU, will stage one of the three sessions at A Vision of Europe 2009, entitled “Towards New Eco-Compact Cities: Building a Smart Growth World”, to be held in Bologna from 24-27 September 2009. The draft program for the CEU-INTBAU session on 25 September is as follows: Triennale V | DAY 2 Quartiere […]