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July 2018

Community Revitalisation in New Orleans

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This past weekend a Regional & Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been leading community revitalisation workshops in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, an area devastated by hurricane Katrina. The Lower Ninth Ward is an urban district of New Orleans surrounded…

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Three launch events for 20/20 Visions

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by Charles Campion In late June, I was delighted to be joined by eminent guests at three launch events for 20/20 Visions: Collaborative Planning & Placemaking. The first launch, which I dubbed the #NorthernPowerhouse launch, took place at community owned and managed Hebden Bridge Town Hall as part of the…

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Design Thinking Drawing as Design Practice

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Today (Monday July 9) from 5:50 to 8pm, acclaimed Australian urbanist, Peter Richards, will deliver a talk hosted by the Academy of Urbanism (AoU), during which he will show how hand drawing and collaborative design processes have defined the thinking and work of his South-East Queensland practice, Deicke Richards. The evening talk is…

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Raising Stone in Blaenau Ffestiniog

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The Blaenau Ffestiniog case study in 20/20 Visions describes a charrette focused community planning process to create a strategy to regenerate the town that once roofed the world. In this inspiring video, charrette team member and artist Howard Bowcott shows us the spectacular slate sculptures and other installations that emerged…

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