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Fait accompli?

posted 10.23 in news.

In late July the University of Melbourne signalled its intention to “retire” many 20th Century modernist buildings at its Parkville campus before 2040, in keeping with its “long term strategic, academic and research ambitions”. Renderings in its new master plan show the Raymond Priestley administration building, the medical building and the John Medley building tagged for demolition, to name just a few.

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NPR Cities: Urban Life In The 21st Century

posted 08.12 in resources.

“What do we want our cities to be in the Urban Century? The NPR Cities Project aims to capture the vibrancy of urban life today.” A wide-ranging and ongoing study by The USA’s National Public Radio into the nature of cities.

Ecological Urbanism vs. New Urbanism

posted 12.10 in resources.

An intelligent review of a 2010 debate at Harvard GSD, at Urban Omnibus. Ecological Urbanism points out that New Urbanism, in its slavish devotion to density, ignores the urgent need to leave space for new, sustainable forms of urban...

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posted 08.09 in resources.

“movingcities is a Beijing-based think-thank investigating the role that architecture and urbanism play in shaping the contemporary city.”

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