A public hearing on Miami 21, a major rezoning plan, drew scores of complaints, indicating tough issues ahead for the city leaders.
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Miami 21 urban redevelopment plan gets airing
LA Weekly reports
“Commission President Jane Usher, who, in a controversial letter slamming the policies of her political ally Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa once advised L.A. residents to sue City Hall over its move to increase housing density in neighborhoods citywide, publicly resigned with a similar missive, on December 11.”
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Fiery Urban Critic Jane Usher Resigns – News – LA Weeklypage 1 – LA Weekly].
Adele Weder of thetyee.ca writes a op-ed piece about Vancouver 2010’s architecture and landscape architecture in Uncool: Vancouver’s Olympic Architecture
read the full article @ the [SOURCE: thetyee.ca Uncool: Vancouver’s Olympic Architecture]
Shortlist announced – River Soar Footbridge Competition
The RIBA is delighted to announce the shortlist in the competition to design a new foot and cycle bridge crossing the River Soar in Leicester.
151 expressions of interest were received from all over the world including India, Australia, Iceland, Brazil and the USA. Six teams have now been shortlisted for the second stage design phase and those teams are:
– Allies and Morrison with Price and Myers
– Explorations Architecture, Paris with Buro Happold
– Knight Architects with Gifford Bridge Designers
– McDowell & Benedetti with Arup
– Moxon Architects with Arup
– Ramboll Whitbybird
James Sinclair of Leicester Regeneration Company said “We have been delighted by both the quantity and the quality of the submissions received, even though this has made the selection exercise a very exacting process. We now have an outstanding shortlist of design teams and look forward to seeing the results of their design development in the New Year”.
The shortlisted designs will be submitted in early February 2009 with final presentations held on 19 February 2009 in Leicester.
SOURCE: RIBA – River Soar Footbridge.
Architect’s Journal reports “RMJM Hillier – the North American division of RMJM – has announced that the company will now operate under the name RMJM.”
Scotsman.com reports that RMJM has appointed Eric Allan as the new European commercial director to drive its continuing growth.
[SOURCE: Architects Journal – RMJM Hillier renamed RMJM].
[SOURCE: Scotsman – RMJM reveals new director]