Max Robinson – but is it ARCHITECTURE? – Uni of Tennessee

McCarty Auditorium of the Art + Architecture Building.
University of Knoxville

Drought, sprawl, focus of architects’ concepts for Atlanta

A hundred years from now, Atlanta may look drastically different from the city it is today, as planners work to eliminate its 21st century problems of drought and urban sprawl with water collection centers, smaller highways and residents living in new urban areas.

Those aspects were revealed Tuesday as part of an architects’ competition called “City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge,” a series filmed for The History Channel. Last year, futuristic designs of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles were examined. This year the show is focusing on Atlanta, Washington and San Francisco.

“The city at this point actually has to sustain itself,” said Bishop. “We have to create systems within the community itself to allow it to adapt.”

Read more @ Ledger-Enquirer.com – Drought, sprawl, focus of architects’ concepts for Atlanta by Daniel Yee of  Associated Press

Build a sustainable San Francisco

Location: Hilton, San Francisco, 333 O’Farrell St.

The chamber uses the CityBeat luncheon to discuss its public policy initiatives for the coming year; this year’s theme is “Build a sustainable San Francisco.” Topics include capitalizing on emerging opportunities for growth and economic sustainability in high-speed rail, the Transbay Terminal, the build-out of Candlestick Point and Hunters Point shipyard, and “green” development.

More information at Event Website

Ethan Carr Lecture – USA

Topic: Modernism and the National Parks: MISSION 66
Location: 112 Wurster Hall, University of Berkerley

Diane Harris Lecture – USA

Topic: The House I Live In: Residence and Identity in Levittown, Pennsylvania
Location: 112 Wurster University of Berkley

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