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Video coverage from Channel Ten late last week. The new NSW State government announced a review of the Barangaroo project.

19.05.11 in urban-planning video-clips

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Paul resigns

Paul Keating has resigned from his role as director of the Barangaroo Design Excellence review panel. The chronology of events went something like this:

07.05.11 in urban-planning 

Central Park News

This Fairfax video link is promotion masquerading as information. Nonetheless it is worth a look if only for the theatrical performance of garden wall guru Patrick Blanc. The topic is the Central Park development in Sydney – the Atelier Jean Nouvel building in particular.

30.01.11 in cities urban-planning

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A month at Barangaroo

The month that was..

30.10.10 in urban-planning 

Twitter on Barangaroo

Tonight’s talk on Barangaroo, with Paul Keating and Richard Rogers: filtered live via twitter . A sample from John Demanicor: “they’re wearing us down with “soundbites” “place for people” “human scale” .. yawn hype yawn.”

23.02.10 in urban-planning 

Keating's big vision


20.09.09 in urban-planning 

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Architects seeth over East Darling Harbour

Things are not going well for the architects (Philip Thalis, Paul Berkemeier and Jane Irwin) who won the East Darling Harbour / Barangaroo competition 3 years ago, beating a hundred and something other entries . They complain of being sidelined as the government has sought to increase office space on the site by a third (it has already been increased once), and allow a single developer to take control. Philip Thalis:

06.08.08 in urban-planning 

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Sydney's problem with cars.

A panel of holidaying experts ponder what the blinkers to do with Sydney. Jan Gehl’s pricey 10 months-in-the-making report seems to have left locals a little down. They don’t seem to hate The Toaster as much as they used to, but they’d really like to blast the Cahill Expressway out of Circular Quay. DJ Adam Spencer would like to see Pitt St and King St become cycling streets, “the cars would just deal with it. Initial complaints from business would be allayed when they realised that trade boomed.” Hmm I think they tried that with Swanston “Walk” in Melbourne, not a great success. They also think the public transport’s crap and that cars are killing the city.

03.01.08 in urban-planning 

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