The European City: Suggestions for further strategic positioning of the C.E.U.

Harald Kegler Meanwhile the C.E.U. has acquired a little history: five years ago the initiative emerged, getting transatlantic support and needing enormous efforts during the first years. In this way, it didn’t take very long to compose and to adopt a charter, which, in addition, was extended in special fields in the individual national groups […]

Introducing the Council for European Urbanism…

Hello – My name is Susan Parham and I am the outgoing chair of the board of the Council for European Urbanism. The board is pan European and includes members from across Europe. As you will see from our website the Council for European Urbanism started at a gathering in Bruges in the early 2000s […]

Symposium on Waterfront Developments 2007

C.E.U. organised a symposium on sustainable development for waterfronts in Lisbon in December 2007. The event was a collaboration with Gonçalo Cornelio da Silva of C.E.U. Portugal in partnership with the Academy of Urbanism. Waterfront developments have come to European attention not only through excessively eccentric marinas and holiday resorts, but painfully through recent flooding […]

Lisbon Symposium on Waterfront Developments

Visit the  Conference website. C.E.U. organised a symposium on sustainable development for waterfronts in Lisbon in December 2007. The event was a collaboration with Gonçalo Cornelio da Silva of C.E.U. Portugal in partnership with the Academy of Urbanism. A Sustainable Urbanism for Waterfront Developments Waterfront developments have come to European attention not only through excessively […]

Call for papers: Climate Change and Urban Design

Science, Policy, Education and Best Practice The Third International C.E.U. Congress, Oslo, Norway, 14 – 16 September 2008 ABSTRACTS DUE February 1, 2008 ANNOUNCEMENTS of Accepted Papers March 1, 2008 COMPLETED DRAFTS DUE June 1, 2008 The Topic Following successful Congresses in Berlin 2005 and Leeds 2006, the Council for European Urbanism will hold its […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scandinavian Master of Science Program in Urban Planning & Design

We are happy to inform you about the first Scandinavian Full Master of Science Program in Urban Planning & Design (80 credits) which starts in September 2006 at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the 2nd call for all interested students with architecture, […]

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 […]

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 […]