UPDATE: RMJM Program with Harvard

March 28, 2008,AEST

RMJM, an international architecture firm with U.S. headquarters in New York City, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design will announced on March 17 the launch of a $2 million program aimed at tackling a global shortage of architects. RMJM’s $1.5 million donation, | Read More

China urged to shift urban growth to supercities

March 24, 2008,AEST

Reuters reports that Shifting China’s model of urbanization to favor huge supercities could boost per capita output, improve energy efficiency and help contain the loss of arable land, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) said on Monday. Rapid urbanization has been | Read More

Nice Tower! Who’s your architect?

March 23, 2008,AEST

THE HL23 tower, planned for a site on 23rd Street in Chelsea, is the kind of commission Neil Denari has being waiting for his entire working life. Mr. Denari, a Los Angeles architect who once ran the Southern California Institute | Read More

Bigger cities means more poverty says UN

March 21, 2008,AEST

Urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific region has driven up poverty, says the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap). The agency’s latest yearbook showed that with an increase in urbanisation and growth, urban poverty had also worsened. | Read More

The triumph of ugliness – National – smh.com.au

March 21, 2008,AEST

Are Australians visually illiterate? That’s the question that architects, designers and their critics have been pondering since the first convict staggered ashore, whacked up a bark humpy on the edge of Sydney Harbour, hung an emoh ruo sign on the | Read More

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