World Urban Forum 11: Optimism in Katowice

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Message from by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Eighth Edition of CSU NEWS On the occasion of the 14th Anniversary of our foundation CSU wants to thank its patron, guiding light, muse, and mentor, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh (TAG) the Inaugural Chair of the Advisory Board of the CSU,  for his 14 years of support and […]

Aliye Çelik’s mission: Illuminate a blueprint hiding in plain sight

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Cover of the Pidgin Magazine Spring 2022Princeton University School of Architecture  One hallmark of pioneers in any field may be a habit of focusing on the profession itself rather than the status of being a pioneer. As an inherently collaborative activity, architecture embeds contradictions in the concept of personal recognition, whether the tools and thought […]

Local and Regional Government Forum, HLPF 2022

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On Thursday, 7 July 2022, a virtual meeting brought together a score of speakers for the Local and Regional Governments Forum on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as part of this year’s High-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). The Forum which takes place every year in July, addresses implementation of the 2030 Agenda. […]

Transforming the Cross Bronx Expressway

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As a new round of transportation infrastructure funding approximately $350 billion for Federal highway programs over a five-year period will be made available through the Bi-partisan Infrastructure Law of the Biden Administration, a myriad of plans and candidates are investigated to offer much needed support for America’s dilapidated infrastructure. Here in New York, we are […]

Letter from the Romanian Borders

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Romania has a 600 km border line with Ukraine and there are mainly 3 points in which from day 1 refugees have arrived, one of which is in Maramures (the North of Cluj). There are a lot of NGOs and administration people at the border trying to welcome them and offer the options they have […]

Three Fulbrighters founded Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization

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In 2010, three Fulbright scholars and architects from different walks of life came together and co-founded the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU). They were Aliye Pekin Celik, PhD, James McCullar, FAIA, Professor Lance Jay Brown, FAIA. Professor Urs Gauchat, Hon AIA joined them as the fourth founding member of the CSU. They all have been in passionate pursuit of […]

JULY 14, 7-8PM (EDT) / JULY 15, 9-10AM MELBOURNE CSU GREEN CITIES 2022: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

 

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PLAY RECORDING OF LECTURE Abstract: This presentation will illustrate the actions taken by the City over the last 30 years to adapt the inner City for a sustainable future.Key initiatives include:Postcode 3000 – Increasing the residential density of the CBD from 685 units to over 45,000 units.Grey to Green – The removal and repurposing of […]