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  • Excellent initiative, I like the notion that achieving peace requires action--not inaction...
  • Hi Peter, For a while now I am having problems posting links, they don't work, the colour changes (as if it was a link), but they don't open up. I have tried editing them (HTML) but nothing happens. For example: http://www.butterpaper.com/vanilla/…
    in help Comment by beatriz January 2009
  • Find more on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?success=1&picture=&eid=56675773059#/event.php?eid=56675773059
  • For some historical background on the issue: How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe   Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy. But…
  • End the Gaza War Crimes - sign petition This letter was sent to Gordon Brown-Prime Minister, David Miliband and Bill Rammell from the Foreign Commonwealth Office. If you wish to add your names for a follow up petition use this link: http://apj…
  • Now some more depressing news for Victoria Australia, a country with already one of the world highest car dependency and greenhouse emissions per capita. Apart from risking loosing the next elections, are governments, such as this in Victoria, lega…
  • Hi all, Due to lack of response (Melbourne), we decided not to run as an arch-peace group. Therefore we will not meet at Flinders Station. If you are attending, please join the main rally.    Hope to see you at the next event.
  • I tend to think that it is "all of the above". Our schools produce architects with a narrow view of what architecture can deliver, and an even narrower view of who the clients may be (around 10% of our society). So, no wonder why the public (us too …
  • I have just noticed that information collected through this petition is being used by other organisations to support their views (w/o consent)... I am not happy about this and because of that, I would not recommend signing this petition. In fact I h…
  • BTW I won't be responding to any more comments. I am not afraid of good discussions and different and well informed points of view, but I find the approach in this thread agressive and not conducive to learning and dialogue.
  • Simon, you are misreading my post again. I did not say that architecture should be responsible for health and I am aware of the studies in this regard. More to the point, architecture could be responsible to the city, involved in planning for exampl…
  • Dav, Andrew, I agree with your comments. I wonder whether apart from choosing the projects--which is almost impossible when working for a firm--it is possible today to work on different aspects of architecture. For example in development... who says…
  • Such a disparate thread, going in all directions and interesting at the same time because it highlights many of the architect’s delusions and interests. No one can give himself the credentials to know what is good art or in this case good architec…
  • I communicated with John Cary (Program director) over the email before we started our own Architects for Peace pro bono service. John was very helpful and he (all the way form USA) suggested to seek legal assistance from PILCH in Melbourne. I must s…
  • Good questions Edith. I would like to refer to your first point. There is a lot of discussion in architectural education about the role of imparting training versus knowledge--two very different things. Training is what characterises architectural…
  • You can also show your support by signing the petition at: http://www.petitiononline.com/SHAC08/
  • "I share your concern as well. I wrote to the 2020 thingo, too late to be included in the roll call on the website but none the less, we are all invited to write to the dept of prime minister and cabinet to add our thoughts on the matter. Also, appa…
  • "The report, by Monash University law professor Michael King, acknowledged some comments that Dr Mees had made valid points over the governments claimed that consultants report was independent when in fact parts of the report had been copied verbati…
  • The Age has published some comments by Prof. Miles Lewis. A bit of hope among deep silence ... Interesting how the University declares to pay attention to the "how" the comments were delivered and not to the 'content' of those comments--bit of twis…
  • Speak against transport privatisation and you may lose your job! Originally posted in arch-peace: here Dr Paul Mees—one of the few academics whose contribution to the community is accessible and public through the general media—was demoted f…
  • Thank you very much for this post Edith, I was thinking of writing something for the newsletter this month... perhaps, as you said, gathering your thoughts would be a good start.  We have not been short of catastrophes this month, first Burma and th…
  • Speak against transport privatisation and you may lose your job! Dr Paul Mees—one of the few academics whose contribution to the community is accessible and public through the general media—was demoted for speaking out against the further privatisa…
  • Fantastic website, great source of information, easy to follow and nice to look at. After having seen the wind farms extending for miles in Austria, it feels amazingly uncivilized not to do likewise. How can the pollution and soil/water contaminat…
  • Having criticised the role of universities in my earlier comment, particularly the role of the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, I was thrilled to find out that some voices are loudly coming out from within the …
  • I share your concern Peter, it is devastating but somehow not surprising... Is it that architects/planners have nothing to say about the future, environment and creativity? Is it that our institutions (educational, professional institutions) are com…
  • I am so happy to read your insightful and educated comments on the elections. For now I want to remain ‘consciously naïve’ in the hope that this election will signify a change—a women as a deputy leader as a start. I know I won’t be able to enjoy th…
  • I am very glad that your have taken the time to respond to this topic Simon, it is a very important issue that impact on most of our cities, yet, developers are the sacred cows of this country. It is important to question what is being produced and …
  • Simon, your experience should not make anyone cringe but on the contrary welcome the contribution that you will be able to make--the first one that comes to my mind is the widening of architectural engagement with other fields +++ you can cook!! I …
  • Here the erection of the 5k. fences photo by Eva Rodriguez Riestra More: From Brian Jenkins some rather nice cartoons here -- thanks Brian In ABC: Chaser duo detained over APEC stunt
  • Thanks for mentioning your article Wing and for sharing the link with us. Some of our Indonesian members will be please to read it. We are also happy to publish original articles in languages other than English, so if you ever want to publish here y…