UN-Habitat Executive Director meets with President and Chair of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization

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December 1st, 2021, UN-Habitat Office in New York City President of CSU Mr. Lance Jay Brown (CSU), Chair of CSU Ms. Aliye P. Celik, Executive Director of UN-Habitat Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Director of the UN-Habitat office in New York Mr. Christopher Williams. Credit: Runze Wang UN-Habitat Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif the Executive Director […]

CODE RED !

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A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Sixth Edition of CSU NEWS In 2002, a yearafter the tragic attack on 9.11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan, I convened a group of architects, engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, and urban designers under the banner of the DPTF, the Disaster Preparedness […]

Why Women Are Important To Save The Planet

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by Aliye P.Celik, PhD, Chair, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization As we all know, to reduce climate change, achieving sustainable urbanization, albeit a gargantuan task is very important in this century.  We acknowledge the urban challenges of climate change, movement of people, conflicts and pandemics as they have a profound impact on the living conditions in […]

For Now: Getting Good Intentions Off The Ground Through Meanwhile Intervention

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By Dean Black, Guest Contributor, Belfast, Ireland As the world continues to open up and set our ‘new normal’ in motion, our collective ‘post- pandemic’ spirit is one characterised by hope yet caution. COVID-19 remains, as does the make- shib assemblage of face masks, hand sanitisers, plastic screens, zoom meetings, and working- from-home paraphernalia, that […]

Cluj Where? In The Middle Of Transylvania!

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By Oana Buzatu, Guest Contributor, Cluj-Napoca Panoramic of Cluj-Napoca. Credit: Municipality of Cluj-Napoca Yes, it is a real place. And it is filled with people that embrace the importance of learning and collaboration in their journey. Cluj, is actually Cluj-Napoca. The city drags the ancient roman name Napoca along with the Germanic one Cluj, meaning […]

The Safari Green Building Index

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By George Arabbu, Guest Contributor, Nairobi, Kenya In its 2021 Annual Convention the Architectural Association of Kenya, AAK, launched the region’s first sustainable building rating tool. The Safari Green Building Index, SGBI has been 10 years in the making. The event’s theme “The Built Environment and Climate Action: An Impactful Way forward” sought to bring […]

A Tribute to Robert Geddes Career

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By Aliye Celik, Chair of CSU Board of Directors Princeton University established an award to honor Emeritus Professor Robert Geddes, a CSU awardee and the member of CSU Advisory Board, and his wife Evelyn Geddes. The Robert and Evelyn Geddes Award.  Robert Geddes was appointed Dean of Princeton University in 1965, and provided visionary leadership […]