PUB PNUK Discussion “Manifesto for Planning and Land Reform” in the UK

From Andy Inch: Hi all, Bob Colenutt, Michael Edwards, Tim Marshall and I, with important contributions from other PNUK members at various stages, have been working for some time to put together a ‘manifesto for planning and land reform’. We now have a draft completed which we hope will generate some debate and discussion about […]

WEBSITE The Culture of Suburbs

The Leverhulme Trust funded Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at The Network is a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Kingston (UK), Witwatersrand (South Africa), Hofstra (USA), Griffith (Australia) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. It aims to further the […]

RESEARCH PROJECT: SCIBE Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment – A Research Project funded by HERA SCIBE explores the relationship between scarcity and creativity in the context of the built environment by investigating how conditions of scarcity might affect the creativity of the different actors involved in the production of architecture and urban design, and how design-led actions might improve the built environment in the future. The research is based […]

Project: Digital American Bandstand

A digital project on American Bandstand is now online, featuring video clips, 100+ images and preview of my forthcoming book, _The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia_ (University of California Press, American Crossroads series, Feb 2012). Digital project: Book website: Counter […]

PROJECTS: Space Syntax UCL Space Syntax is an advanced spatial technology as well as a highly influential theory of architecture and town planning. It was originally developed by Professor Bill Hillier and his colleagues at University College London (UCL), one of Europe’s premier research universities. The network of Space Syntax companies works closely with UCL in shaping knowledge […]

Project About the Urban Screens Initiative After the great success of the last Urban Screens conference in 2005, we were working intensively on developing this project further and initiating a follow up series of extended Urban Screens events. Urban Screens Melbourne 08 marked the official launch of the International Urban Screens Association. To support the […]

Project From: Eszter Gantner We would like to draw your attention  to the new homepage of our project “Jewish Spaces – Historical and Symbolical Landscapes in Budapest and in Berlin” (supported by the DFG) at the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie at the Humboldt University Berlin: Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the […]

An Atlas of Radical Cartography An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to visibility; deportation to migration. The map is inherently political– and the contributions to this book wear their politics on their sleeves.An Atlas of Radical Cartography provides a […]

PhilaPlace Sharing Stories from the City of Neighbourhoods PhilaPlace is an interactive Web site, created by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, that connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. PhilaPlace weaves stories shared by ordinary people of all backgrounds with historical records to present an interpretive picture of the rich history, culture, and architecture of our neighborhoods, past and present. […]