The Changing Meaning of Urban Space in Yerevan

Recently, I had the opportunity to be present at a debate about education reform among workers at the Yerevan State University. The occasion was the introduction of the credit system, the latest stage in the reforms. The main argument was that “the Soviet education system was the best in the world and there was no reason to change it.”

Hetq Online.

Creating the Future Awards 2008

Creating the Future Awards 2008

The Creating the Future Awards 2008 have opened for entries. The awards celebrate achievement in the public, private and third sectors.

This is the Government’s national awards scheme for sustainable communities. This high profile event is an opportunity to showcase ground breaking work.

Each winner will feature on a state-of-the-art case study website which is being launched in 2008.

Applications must be submitted to the awards team by 5.00pm on 25th January 2008. The actual awards ceremony will take place on 5th June 2008.

Creating the Future Awards 2008.

RIBA Presidents Medals Student Awards 2007 announced

The winners of the RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2007 in association with Atkins were announced in a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) last night. These prestigious awards promote excellence in the study of architecture, rewarding talent and encouraging architectural debate world-wide.

RIBA Presidents Medals Student Awards 2007 announced.

Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’

GRANTON Harbour has received the dubious honour of being shortlisted for the notorious ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award.

Judges compared the waterfront development to a “dreary market-driven estate” in Beijing, rather than the iconic project that developers envisaged.

It also features on the shortlist for the Worst Planning Decision in the 2008 Carbuncle Awards, which aim to find Scotland’s ugliest developments.

Scotsman.com – Granton Harbour ‘like a dreary Beijing estate’.

Landscape Institute Awards

The awards comprised a total of 14 categories, including design, planning and research with 40 schemes either recognised as the winner, highly commended or commended. Winning schemes were as geographically diverse as the Dongtan Eco City in China and the Westergasfabriek Park in Amsterdam.
more at Landscape Institute

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