University of Colorado/Harvard University joint team wins the 2012 ULI Student Urban Design Competition

April 10, 2012,AEDT

A joint team of students representing the University of Colorado and Harvard University has won the 2012 Urban Land Institute (ULI)/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with “Bayou Commons”, a long-term redevelopment plan for a new downtown Houston district that includes public open space, integrates into the existing fabric of the surrounding neighborhoods, and brings | Read More

FED_SCRAPER | Washington DC | MAD_lab

April 4, 2012,AEDT

FED_SCRAPER re-envisions the Washington DC National Mall, where federal program is cleared from the mega-blocks to be situated within the mall-void.  This allows mega blocks to be returned to a densely knitted interwoven fabric to take back these areas of the city.  Federal program thus becomes contained within the National Mall, | Read More

Thu Thiem Master Plan | Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam | Sasaki Associates

April 3, 2012,AEDT

The planning for Thu Thiem has occurred over a nine-year span, through a collaborative and detailed design process led by Sasaki and the Investment and Construction Authority (ICA) of Thu Thiem. This included extensive data collection from governing agencies and dozens of seminars and workshops in HCMC with individuals and | Read More

Australian cities need to be more social: Report

March 29, 2012,AEDT

The ‘Social Cities’ report recently published by the Grattan Institute shows that whilst Australian cities have paid great attention to making cities more sustainable and productive they have neglected the ‘social’ aspect of cities and the need to create places for social interaction. Single households are on the rise in Australia creating more lonely | Read More

Bridging Prague: International Design Competition

March 21, 2012,AEDT

A new international idea competition is announced by reSITE Festival, ARCHIP (Architectural Institute in Prague) and Skanska, to find new ideas for the River Vltava, in Prague, Czech Republic. Skanska Bridging Prague Design Competition is a challenge for interdisciplinary collaboration on new conceptions to connect the river with the historical capital city.

An Ecological City Model for the 21st Century | Sym’bio’pia | Linearscape

March 12, 2012,AEDT

Linearscape won the Harlem Edge competition with Sym’bio’pia. A prototype for dense urban environments where food can be locally grown year round in controlled symbiotic environments and distributed through existing networks of farmers’ markets, grocery stores and community supported agricultural pick-up areas.

CNU 20 West Palm Beach Urban Design Competition

March 7, 2012,AEDT

AuthentiCity is an urban design competition held in conjunction with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s 20th annual Congress in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bringing the world’s foremost minds in urban design, planning, architecture, engineering, and policy making together offers a unique opportunity to give back to the host community | Read More

Sunset Triangle Plaza opens in Los Angeles on March 4

March 2, 2012,AEDT

Rios Clementi Hale Studios has transformed a dull space into a vibrant community plaza in Los Angeles by creating the new Sunset Triangle Plaza under the auspices of Streets for People (S4P), an initiative of the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. | Read More

City creates Pop-up Park in Yarraville

February 29, 2012,AEDT

Part of bustling Ballarat St in Yarraville, Australia (a suburb of Melbourne)has been transformed into a “pop‐up” park for a short term project which is introducing more open space into the Yarraville Village. The pop‐up park is one of a few installed in Australia on a public street and is inspired by | Read More

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