Urban Design News
Winners of the BE OPEN Awards 2012
BE OPEN has unveiled the winners of the BE OPEN Awards at 100% Design 2012.
Winners of Parks for the People Competition
Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture and the U.S. National Park Service unveiled the winners of Parks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America's National Parks. Eight student and faculty teams were honored at the competition award ceremony.
Parks for the People Award Ceremony
Parks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America's National Parks award ceremony, reception, and exhibition opening will be held at the AIA Legacy Foundation's Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C.
Hyper Public: Olympic City - Present Past Future
Hyper Public: Olympic City - Present Past Future, the AIANY Global Dialogue Committees' fourth 2012 event, will focus on the London Summer Games with an eye on the legacy of recent Olympics held in Athens & Beijing and plans for the Rio 2016 Games.
Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!
The Community Design Collaborative, in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department and the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 3, is hosting Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!, an exhibition of best practices in Green Stormwater Infrastructure.
Re-thinking Neighbourhood Planning: From Consultation to Collaboration
A new report from ResPublica and The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) calls for greater formal recognition of community priorities and requirements in the planning process, which would include social aspirations, environmental values and financial stakes.
Transformation to a Green Economy Through Green Buildings and Resource Efficient Cities
Transformation to a Green Economy through Green Buildings and Resource Efficient Cities: Key Messages from North America is a new report released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Thames Hub Wins Project of the Year at Global Airrail Awards
Foster + Partners' and Halcrow's vision for the Thames Hub - an integrated rail, freight logistics, aviation and energy hub in the Thames Estuary - has been judged 'Project of the Year' in the 2012 Global AirRail Awards.
Design Wayfinder by Design Council Cabe
Design now has an even stronger role to play in the planning system, both in terms of plan making and decision taking.
Van Alen Institute NYSCA Independent Project Grants
Van Alen Institute is calling architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals to apply for fiscal sponsorship for New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project grants.
ONE Prize 2012: Blight to Might
Terreform ONE is now accepting submissions for the 2012 ONE Prize Competition.
Woods Bagot Wins China Southern Airport City Competition
Woods Bagot has won the international competition to design China Southern Airport City, a 988-acre, mixed-use development set on the Liuxi River in Guangzhou, China.
Navy Pier Selects James Corner Field Operations to Lead Pierscape Design Project
James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) has been selected to help reimagine Navy Pier's public spaces, an effort designated as "Pierscape."
AIANY Global Dialogues 2012: Shadow City(s)
The AIANY Global Dialogues Committee will host an event titled Shadow City(s) to examine patterns of peri-urban growth in the Global South that define some of the most prolific urban typologies of the 21st Century; developments in municipalities or adjunct cities on the periphery of traditional/historical centers that share an urban dichotomy between informal settlement vs. formalized development including gated communities, corporate/industrial campuses and significant infrastructural projects.
Urbanized: Out on DVD and Blu-ray
Urbanized, Gary Hustwit's latest feature-length documentary about the design of cities, is now available on DVD.
Creating Safe Places to Live Through Design: Research Helps Police Forces to Influence Future of Housing
Creating Safe Places to Live Through Design, Design Council Cabe research on how the design of modern urban housing developments affects crime, is available to be used by police forces across the country to help influence the layout and design of new proposed neighbourhoods and prevent crime.
Nahid Majid: New Director of Design Council Cabe
Nahid Majid OBE is to be the new Director of Design Council Cabe, the Design Council announced today.
One Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough
One Prize is an annual design and science award to promote green design in cities. One Prize 2011 turned its focus to New York and its waterways, re-imagining recreational space, public transportation, local industry, and native environment in the city.
2nd Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design
The SEED Network launched the 2nd Annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design to promote projects that help create socially, economically, and environmentally healthy communities.
Parks for the People Competition Moves to Second Round
The first round of competition in Parks for the People: A Studio Competition to Re-imagine America's National Parks is complete.
OLIN Partner David A. Rubin Designs Lenfest Plaza for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
David A. Rubin, OLIN partner and recent Rome Prize recipient, has designed Lenfest Plaza for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Freedom of Assembly: Public Space Today
In an age of social unrest, political upheaval, and economic uncertainty, the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York and around the country, has challenged the physical manifestation of the First Amendment rights to freedom of assembly.
Lord Foster Reveals Further Developments for the Proposed Thames Hub
Lord Foster, Visiting Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment, delivered his annual lecture as part of the Humanitas programme at the University of Oxford.
Thames Hub: An Integrated Vision for Britain
Lord Foster has launched proposals for the Thames Hub - An Integrated Vision for Britain. Foster + Partners, Halcrow and Volterra have worked together on a self-funded study to produce a detailed vision for the Thames Hub.
RIBA Urges Architects to Embrace Localism
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has called on architects to use their skills and expertise to help communities make the most of their new planning powers and create exciting and bold visions for the future of their areas.
desigNYC 2012: Call for Nonprofit Projects and Pro Bono Designers
desigNYC, a platform that connects talented designers interested in civic engagement with extraordinary nonprofits serving the public good, announced its 2012 Call for Nonprofit Projects and Pro Bono Designers.
CGBC Releases Groundbreaking Report on the Environmental Impacts of Wastewater Treatment Strategies
Capping two-and-a-half years of extensive water-related research, Cascadia Green Building Council released Clean Water, Healthy Sound, a groundbreaking report that uses Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to examine and compare wastewater management practices in urban areas.
Bishop Review Calls for the Decentralisation of Design Support
England needs a networked system of design support, providing local people with access to built environment expertise and advice, according to the Bishop Review, published today.
MS Design and Urban Ecologies, MA Theories of Urban Practice, and MA Design Studies at Parsons
Parsons The New School for Design has announced three new graduate programs: a Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies, a Master of Arts in Theories of Urban Practice, and a Master of Arts in Design Studies.
NYC Council Priorities for an Age Friendly NYC
New York City Council Member Jessica Lappin will speak about her accomplishments,priorities and ideas for achieving a more healthful, safe, and sustainable environment in New York City, to better serve not only seniors but people in all age groups.
Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified) returns with the final documentary in his design film trilogy.
Design Council CABE Announces Support to Help Communities
Design Council CABE has announced the fourteen organisations who will receive grants totalling £114,000 to fund their work with local communities in helping them raise the design quality of their area.
Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront
In the fall of 2009, The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 selected five interdisciplinary teams of architects, engineers and landscape designers to propose solutions to the effects of climate change on New York's waterfront.
Urban Design Week 2011
Urban Design Week is a new public festival created to engage New Yorkers in the fascinating and complex issues of the public realm, and to celebrate the streetscapes, sidewalks, and public spaces at the heart of city life.
Urbanology Online: An Interactive Game Exploring Issues of City Life
BMW Guggenheim Lab launched Urbanology, an interactive game that addresses issues that arise when cities grow and inhabitants try to institute lasting change.
Inaki Echeverria Awarded Commissions for Two New High-profile Projects in Mexico
Inaki Echeverria has recently undertaken two new high-profile projects: El Parque Ecologico Lago de Texcoco (Texcoco Lake Ecological Park) located in the basin of Mexico City Valley in the barren area of what was once the Lake of Texcoco and the Papalote Verde Children's Museum in Monterrey, industrial heart of Mexico.
Mapping the Cityscape
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Manhattan Grid, Mapping the Cityscape focuses on the ways in which mapping influences our perception of the environment.
Learning to Provoke: Design and Politics - The Next Phase
Learning to Provoke is the second of seven podium discussions in the 2011 series "Design and Politics: The Next Phase."
Glimpses of New York and Amsterdam in 2040
New York and Amsterdam are exploring their long-term futures. Each city is affected by shifting demographics, changes in climate, energy transitions, and global economic patterns.
Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Design
As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Community Design Collaborative is hosting an exhibition titled Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design, which highlights projects/programs that exemplify best practices in community design, public interest architecture, and pro bono design.
2011 Rudy Bruner Award Medal Recipients Announced
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence has named The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center as its 2011 Gold Medal recipient.
By the City / For the City Design Competition
Over the past month and a half, the Institute for Urban Design (IfUD) collected more than 500 ideas from New Yorkers about how to improve their city's public realm through the crowdsourcing project By the City / For the City.
Call for Submissions for MONU 15: Post-Ideological Urbanism
MONU's new call for submissions invites uncompromising visions, normative thoughts, radical essays, daring criticisms, visionary ideas, society-changing manifestoes, non-conformist concepts, revolutionary projects, captivating photography, meaningful artwork, and breathtaking infographics on the topic of "Post-Ideological Urbanism."
The U.S. Conference of Mayors: Celebrating 25 Years of City Design
Mayors and design and development experts will convene at the Chicago Hilton April 27-29 for a National Summit on City Design to identify challenges, opportunities and funding sources for cities that work well.
AIANY 2011 Design Awards Winners
Yesterday, twelve eminent architects, educators, critics and planners convened at the Center for Architecture to select the winners of the 2011 AIA New York Chapter's Design Awards.
High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC
The High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC stand as a radical act by an enlightened municipality.
Parsons Launches First Undergraduate Urban Design Program in US
As more and more of the global population are living in cities, designing for urban centers has become a challenge that no discipline can tackle alone.
AIA Hong Kong Recognizes Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan
AIA Hong Kong has recognized the Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan with its 2010 Merit Award for Urban Design.
High Bridge: ENYA International Design Ideas Competition Exhibition
High Bridge is ENYA and AIA New York Chapter's fourth biennial international ideas competition exhibition.
Winners of the Le Taxi Prend Ses Aires! Ideas Competition
Launched last spring, Le Taxi Prend Ses Aires! Ideas Competition was designed to get people thinking about how to improve existing taxi stands in Montreal, keeping both taxi drivers and customers in mind.
Winners of Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) announced the winners of the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition.
Made in New York
Building on the success of last year's New York Now! subway exhibition, the AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture announced Made in New York at the West 4th Street subway station.
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, and Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the Board of Management, BMW, announced a long-term collaboration that will span six years of program activities, engage people in major cities around the globe, and inspire the creation of forward-looking concepts and designs for urban life.