Regeneration is 30 Conference – UK

Location : LACE Conference Centre, Liverpool, UK

This year is the 30th Anniversary of the introduction of the 1978 Inner Urban Areas Act.To celebrate this fact the “Regeneration is 30″ conference takes place in Liverpool.

Confirmed speakers for this Regeneration is 30 Conference include:
# Peter Roberts – Professor of Spatial and Sustainable Development and Chair of the Academy for Sustainable Communities
# Brian Robson – Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester
# Alan Harding – Professor of Urban and Regional Governance at the University of Manchester
# Paul Evans – BURA
# Nicholas Falk – URBED
# Paul Lawless – Professor of Sheffield Hallam University
# Nick Bailey – Professor of Urban Regeneration Westminster University
# Simon Pemberton – University of Liverpool
# Brendan Nevin – Visiting Professor of Salford University
# Jack Stopforth – Chief Executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise
# Joyce Liddle – Professor of Public Policy University of Nottingham
# Robin Hambleton – Professor of the University of the West of England
# Cath Green – Assistant Director of Regeneration Liverpool City Council
# David Williams – Tellus 42
# Chris Marsh – Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company

For the conference agenda click here

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Landscape Institute competition set to regenerate Preston’s Winckley Square

A major project to regenerate Preston’s Winckley Square is now underway.

Preston City Council has teamed up with Preston Vision Board, the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), and the Landscape Institute to launch a scheme that will see the re-design of Winckley Square to make it a more attractive and better used area and encourage more people to use it as a link between Avenham Park and the city centre.

The first stage of the project involves finding a suitable consultant to draw up proposals for the regeneration scheme and the council has commissioned the Landscape Institute to run a design competition to search for an outstanding landscape architect.

Five landscape design practices have been chosen to take part, with the winner being announced in March.

Landscape Institute competition set to regenerate Preston’s Winckley Square.

Local architects offer their visions of S.F. 100 years

The jury has spoken – and it wants San Francisco in 2108 to be a place where forests of towers grow algae as well as house people, and where geothermal steam baths sprout atop Twin Peaks.

Those elements are part of the proposal by IwamotoScott Architecture, selected Sunday as the winner of an eight-team competition to imagine how San Francisco could change during a century likely to be defined by global warming and the search for new forms of energy.

In addition to a $10,000 prize, architects Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott received the satisfaction of triumphing over rivals who offered such visions as an offshore island housing 250,000 people and 40-story towers used for commercial farming.

Read more at SFGate.com Local architects offer their visions of S.F. 100 years hence in a competition – John King

Orlando approves $27.1M for performing-arts-center architects

Orlando approved a contract Monday with the Dallas company that will lead the team of architects designing the new downtown performing arts center.

The contract between HKS Architects Inc. and the Dr. P. Phillips Performing Arts Center is worth $27.1 million. The arts center will pay HKS a base fee of $4.5 million to serve as the production architect, with $4.3 million going to the company’s local partner, Baker Barrios Architects. Most of the rest will go to subcontractors.

HKS will work with the design architect already selected for the center, Barton Myers Associates of Los Angeles.

Orlando approves $27.1M for performing-arts-center architects — OrlandoSentinel.com.

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