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

Robert Neuwirth – New York The 21st Century Medieval City – Harvard GSD, USA

Robert Neuwirth – New York The 21st Century Medieval City at 6:30 in Piper Auditorium Harvard, USA

A climate of change

You’ve just installed energy- saving lightbulbs, only to hear that if one of them breaks you might have to evacuate the room to avoid toxic mercury. You’ve been sponsoring a patch of rainforest but now reports say the jungle is healing itself. You’ve been recycling your newspapers and glass bottles for years, but you’ve also bagged cheap flights for those lovely little city breaks. Guilty? Ashamed? Confused?
Welcome to the world of green fatigue.

Read more @ A climate of change – The Scotsman.

Waterfront Toronto selects three finalists

Waterfront Toronto has selected three distinguished teams to participate in a design competition to enhance the public space at the Jarvis Slip. The teams selected to participate in the design competition are:

Waterfront Toronto will hold a review by a four member jury of prominent arts and design professionals leading to a February 01, 2008 announcement of the winner.

Green Roof Proposed For Stretch Of California Highway

A plan has been submitted to cover a stretch of California highway with a 24-acre park. It would be built on a deck constructed over the below-grade portion of the Hollywood Freeway (US-101). Organizers argue that by placing a “cap” over one of the world’s most congested freeway systems, the necessary ventilation system would clean the air before re-circulating it back into the environment — creating a positive improvement in air quality for LA. Additionally, the park would also provide a nexus between East Hollywood and Central Hollywood–”alleviating the strain on the community from the initial creation of the freeway through this section of Hollywood.”

Read more @ GroovyGreen.com – Green Roof Proposed For Stretch Of California Highway

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