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 […]

Large scale urban development projects in Berlin

One of most debated projects is the demolition of the DDR “Palace of the Republic, and the reconstruction of the Royal Palace on the site. According to Rem Koolhaas, the demolition “feels kind of insanely ahistorical.”. Read more…

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 […]

C.E.U. Launch Conference, Stockholm, 2003

Report from C.E.U.’s Founding Event 6 November 2003, Järla Sjö, Stockholm, Sweden Some 60 people from a wide range of backgrounds met in Stockholm in 2003 to sign The Charter of Stockholm as the grounding document of the Council for European Urbanism. The Council was created in Bruges early in 2003 and is a network […]