October 31, 2022, 12 – 1pm (EDT): CSU GREEN CITIES 2022: NEW YORK.  Virtual event, no registration required

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October 31, 2022, 12 – 1pm (EDT): CSU GREEN CITIES 2022: NEW YORK.  Virtual event, no registration required.  CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PROGRAM Abstract: nARCHITECTS gained national attention in 2004 with MoMA PS1: Canopy in Queens, NY and soon after, Switch Building and Gallery in Manhattan.  Since these early projects, the work of the office has continued to engage […]

OCTOBER 31, 2022 10AM – 1PM EDT: Better City, Better Life: Act Local to Go Global, Virtual Event

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Monday, October 31, 202210:00AM –1:00PM, EDT United Nations Web TV Live Webex Platform via Perkins Eastman RSVP HERE Hosted by Permanent Missions of Slovakia, Germany, and Bangladesh to the UN,NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY and UN-Habitat Co-sponsored by PVBLIC Foundation, Coalition for the UN We Need, Baha’i International Community, SDG Relief Fund, Global Alliance for […]

November 11-12, 2022 Affordable Housing Technologies and Sustainable Innovation Communities. UN Habitat Urban Thinkers Campus at Cornell Tech in New York City. Hybrid event.

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Register Now Draft UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Program) World Urban Campaign (WUC) Urban Thinkers Campus; and UNDRR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) Learning Lab; Global Urban Development (GUD), Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU), and Cornell Tech New York City, November 11-12, 2022 Friday, November 11:  Location– Cornell Tech 8:00 am – 8:45 am […]

September 23, 2022, 3:00-4:00pm EDT: CSU GREEN CITIES 2022: Lessons Learned at the World Urban Forum (WUF)

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Abstract: In 2018, Perkins Eastman led a consortium to develop a master plan to decommission an existing airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  The airport had been constructed in 1950 outside city limits. The 240-hectacre site was built when the city had a population of 258,000, and commercial jets had recently gone into service. By 2018, when […]

New CSU Membership Program

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CSU MEMBERSHIP For more than ten years, colleagues of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization have advanced creative solutions to today’s urban challenges. Now you have the opportunity of becoming a CSU Fellow or a Friend of the CSU to add your voice to the critical discourse on implementing sustainable urbanization in our cities. Become a CSU Fellow: Your participation as a […]

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 […]

May 5th, 2022, 12 – 1pm (EDT) Green Cities 2022: Eskisehir and Ankara, Turkey

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PLAYING RECORDING OF LECTURE Abstract: Our planet is overpopulated.  The UN predicts that the world population will reach 10 billion people in 2057. So, sustainability of the cities is the primary concern of the modern world. However, the bigger danger lies with implementing local solutions and incorporating sustainable development in the nation’s urban development strategy. […]

April 7,2022, 12:00-1:00pm EDT Green Cities 2022: Antwerp and Groningen Resilient City Systems in the Low Countries: Landscape and Urbanism

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PLAYING RECORDING OF LECTURE The next session of Green Cities 2022 will bring together a landscape architect and an urbanist. Based in Belgium and the Netherlands, the two designers will talk about their experience and share their views on the future of their respective professions. Abstract: Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Sandy in 2012, […]

Getting To Zero

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A message by Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, CSU President Seventh Edition of CSU NEWS On March 3, 2022, I participated in a panel discussion at the New York Build Conference at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The panel was titled “A Sustainable Built Environment – Steps Towards Net Zero by 2050”. In […]

CSU Photo Contest

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It’s a momentous day! CSU News is excited to announce the opening of our new virtual photo contest and we’d love you to be a part of it. Be one of the first to send your cityscape photo to the CSU News today! Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, we’d love to see some of […]

New Sustainable Favela Network Map Makes Palpable The Sheer Diversity of Community Solutions from Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

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By Beatriz Carvalho and Theresa Williamson Rio de Janeiro’s Sustainable Favela Network (SFN) recently launched an update to its Sustainable Favela Network Map. The results were presented during its last meeting of 2021, with 79 network members in attendance from favelas across Greater Rio de Janeiro. The Sustainable Favela Network brings together favela collectives installing […]

Perspectives on Research for Sustainable  Urbanization

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By Dr. Don Okpala, Guest contributo Introduction “Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable –to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. – (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987:8). The departure point of research for sustainable  urbanization can be  […]

2022 Green Cities Lecture Series #1: State of California

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By Kevin Connaughton The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization (CSU) kicked off the first of its 2022 Green Cities webinar lecture series with a discussion around sustainability and development efforts in the state of California.  The Green Cities series serves as spaces for conversation about innovations and policies concerning urban sustainability on a global scale. This […]

Rethinking Cities to Achieve Sustainability for all

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By Dr. Yasemin Afacan In 2015, United Nations (UN) had adopted the 2030 agenda for a fifteen-year plan. This agenda is based on the idea of ‘no one is leaving behind’ and is comprised of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These SDGs are defined as a universal call to protect the planet and improve health […]

March 3, 12 – 1pm (EST) CSU GREEN CITIES 2022  A climate-resilient economy and net-zero future for California

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PLAYING RECORDING OF LECTURE Green Cities 2022 is a monthly virtual lecture program organized by the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization on the first Thursday of each month. The series focuses on innovations and achievements in sustainability and resilience worldwide. More information about Green Cities can be found on the CSU website, https://consortiumforsustainableurbanization.org Abstract: The State of California […]