CSU GALA 2020, October 6, 6-7.30PM, Virtual Event

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Civility and Idealism at CSU’s 2020 Virtual Gala By Bill Millard The online meetings that have replaced professional and social gatherings over the past six months have accustomed people to a certain resigned lassitude, the all-too-familiar “Zoom fatigue.” One could say of the typical Zoom, Skype, or Webex session what Samuel Johnson said of Paradise […]

“The New Normal?”

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A message from Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Second Edition of CSU NEWS It is beyond obvious that the familiar world we knew in 2019 will not be the world we return to in 2021. The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU) has long focused on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization and how […]

Launch of the publication “Sustainable Urbanization at the UN for Architects and other Design Professionals”

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by Aliye Pekin Celik, Chair of CSU Board of Directors  This publication has the objective of introducing the impressive work done by the United Nations in the area of sustainable urbanization, to architects, planners and design professionals. They are and will be playing a fundamental role in shaping the cities, that will absorb in the two […]

COVID-19, Technology and the Rebirth of Cities

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Special Feature by H.E. Dr Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Emeritus Chair of CSU Advisory Board Second Edition of CSU NEWS COVID-19 has hit cities particularly hard. As big cities like New York, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Sao Paolo and many others around the world turned into hot spots of COVID-19, the well-heeled are reported to have left them […]

“News from Mexico, Informally facing COVID”

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by Antonieta Castro-Cosío, PhD. At this point of 2020, no matter what city you live in, you have probably had to get used to life in lockdown, social distancing, and constant handwashing. You have probably also gotten used to holding work and social meetings at home via zoom, wearing a face mask when going outside, […]