Architect Michael Maltzan On Where Cities Are Going – Curbed LA

Adrian Glick Kudler of Curbed LA has written a great post and synopsis of LAPL’s ALOUD The Contemporary City: Urbanism in Flux

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne spoke with beloved local architect Michael Maltzan at the Central Library Tuesday night……
……And this was what Maltzan was getting at the whole discussion–that architecture can’t be about the “large, singular gesture” anymore……

read the full post at the SOURCE: Curbed LA: Architect Michael Maltzan On Where Cities Are Going

Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers – BusinessWeek

Prashant Gopal of BusinessWeek looks at Green Jobs in the recovery

The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a stimulus package that includes money for solar farms, wind turbines, electrical grid updates, mass transit, and the weatherizing and retrofitting of buildings. Besides its environmental benefits, the spending is expected to produce much needed jobs—about 1 million to 1.5 million of them, according to estimates by some environmental groups.

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: BusinessWeek – Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers

Ohio town is leading the way – Freep.com

Freep.com reports

In Youngstown, Ohio, mini master plans offer residents a peek of what they can expect their neighborhoods to look like in 2010, 2020, 2030 and beyond. The forecast informs some that their houses will not exist in the future.

Youngstown is one of America’s first cities to begin the downsizing process to become a smaller and stronger city. The former steel town has a population of 80,000, a drop from the 170,000 residents the city had four decades ago.

YOUNGTOWN’S PLAN: See the city’s vision for development at http://www.youngstown2010.com

SOURCE: Freep.com | Detroit Free Press | Ohio town is leading the way

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Three Sixty Design is Awarded M/WBE/DBE Certification

Three Sixty Design is Awarded M/WBE/DBE Certification

Three Sixty Design, a Denver landscape architecture firm specializing in site planning and sustainable and urban design, has received Minority/Women and/or Disadvantaged Business (M/WBE/DBE) certification. In addition to the certification, Three Sixty Design was designated as an As-Needed Services firm for the Office of the State of Architect.

Currently, only eight landscape architecture firms in Colorado are designated with a W/S/DBE certification, and “only a few of those have the experience and capacity to do larger public or development projects,” Courtney McRickard, Three Sixty Design principal, said. “Although the economy has hit many architecture and landscape architecture firms, it has actually been beneficial for us. We are now in the position to compete against the larger firms while still providing cost effective design services.”

SOURCE: PRWEB

WPA 2.0 registrations close FRIDAY 24th

WPA 2.0 is a design competition organised by UCLA think tank, cityLAB, to see “who rules the sewers rules the city”

Organizers Dana Cuff and Roger Sherman are betting that recent projects like the High Line in New York (an abandoned elevated railway, now a public park) will trigger a creative range of submissions from all over the U.S. “In every city there are planners and architects who are imagining more robust ways to revitalize local infrastructure. We want to give them a forum, to spark the kinds of projects that will serve communities.

With the Recovery Act (aka the Stimulus Package), on the minds of everyone concerned with the future of our cities, cityLAB, a UCLA urban design think tank, is providing a unique opportunity for designers worldwide to contribute infrastructure proposals that re-envision the new American metropolis. Beginning with a competition that encourages designers to “take back the streets,” WPA 2.0 sets the stage for a new generation of Working Public Architecture.

The competition will be followed by a symposium at the National Building Museum in November 2009. In Washington, cityLAB will convene leading researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to expand the enlivened discourse on urban infrastructure and promote implementable options that imagine our physical environment as more livable, more beautiful, and more sustainable.

Remember to register by Friday 24th July to find out more about the competition go to the website

SOURCE: cityLAB

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