Tag Archives: urban design

Finnish Urban Studies Days 2015: City as a Stage

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The Society for Urban Studies (SKTS), the Society of Urban Planning (YSS) and the Society for Regional and Environmental Studies (AYS) invite to participate in the Finnish Urban Studies Days titled “City as a Stage” at the University of Tampere between 11–12 May, 2015. What happens at city stages, what about behind the scenes? How have urban life, events and …

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Europe City seminar on schools as public spaces at MFA on Wednesday 4 Feb 2015

Verstas Architects: Saunalahti School, Espoo (2012). Photo: Andreas Meichsner.

The Museum of Finnish Architecture invites to participate in a forthcoming Europe City seminar that discusses schools as public urban space.  How can school buildings serve the public as a venue for community meetings and recreational activities? The seminar will take place at the Museum in Helsinki on Wednesday 4th February, 2015 at 14:00–16:00. The event language is English, admission is …

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Joe Ravetz on the future of cities at SYKE, Helsinki on 21 January 2015

Shanghai in sunset. Image source: flickr.com / djandydotcom.

Dr. Joe Ravetz (UK) will lecture about the future of cities and his new book Urban 3.0 at the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (Mechelininkatu 34 A, Helsinki) on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 9.15. Joe Ravetz is Co-Director of the Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy at The University of Manchester. His main books include City-Region 2020 and the forthcoming …

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Shared Cities – Northern Perspectives. Seminar at MFA

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The Museum of Finnish Architecture invites to participate in a seminar discussing urban public space. The seminar will take place at the Museum (Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki, Finland) on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 13–17:30. Background Designing and revitalizing urban public spaces has been occurring in many European cities lately. However, the notion of public space itself has many forms and can be …

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Turku Urban Research Programme: Call for Research Projects 2014

In 1950, microbiologist Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1888-1975) and chemist Rachel Brown (1898-1980), Division of Laboratories and Research, New York State Department of Health, Albany, developed an effective antifungal agent (nystatin) for yeast infections. This photograph was distributed in 1955 when Hazen and Brown were given the first Squibb Award for achievements in chemotherapy.

The City of Turku announce an open call for research projects matching the Turku Urban Research Programme 2014–2017. The research funding is provided by the City of Turku, the University of Turku, and Åbo Akademi University. The call applies to research groups, including researchers affiliated to the University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅA), as well as architecture and …

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Record high interest in Helsinki Guggenheim, counter competition by NextHelsinki

Helsinki South Harbor seen from the North-West. Image source: nexthelsinki.org © Kaupunkimittausosasto and © Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto, Helsinki 2014.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has announced that the 1st phase of the  international, two-stage competition for the design of a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland, has received 1,715 entries. The amount of competition proposals breaks the recent international architectural competition records both worldwide and in Finland: 1,557 entries for the Giza Museum in Egypt in 2002, 579 entries for the extension of the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, …

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My Kuopio workshop at ANTI festival 24–25 September 2014

ANTI festival 2014. Lenine Bourke, Walking Neighbourhood.
Photo: Lenine Bourke

The ANTI Contemporary Art Festival celebrates its 13th festival autumn in Kuopio, Finland. This year, the focus is on children and teenagers, both as an artistic theme and as active participants in the production. The international art festival presenting live, sonic, visual and text-based art is recognised for site-specific works made for public space. The abundant festival programme in 2014 has been topped with the viewpoint of …

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Competition for the Ravirata Area in Vaasa won by Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden

Aerial view of the winning proposal by Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden.

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden win open urban planning competition for the Ravirata area in Vaasa, Finland. The competition, the programme of which was to study the land use for a new housing district on a former trotting course of 16,7 ha, received 63 entries. The winning team behind the victorious entry named Inside Outside Vaasa are Martin Arfalk, Patrick Verhoeven, Nicholas Bigelow, Andrei …

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20th Anniversary Seminar of the YTK/IFHP Summer School

YTK IFHP summer school. Photo: Tuomas Ilmavirta

Towards New Urban Planning Paradigm Urbanity, Hybrids, New Technologies TIME: Saturday 23 August, 2014 10.30 am till late PLACE: Dubrovnik Lounge and Lobby Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki city centre Highlights from the Programme Keynote lecture by Johannes Tovatt, Sweden Panel discussion on planning education at the time of its electronic reproductability, led by professor Roger Caves, San Diego State University Short lectures on …

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It is all about people! Listening to Ewa Westermark in Helsinki

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Ewa Westermark lecturing in Helsinki 16 December 2013 It is somehow absurd to look at an auditorium full of architects and planners and see a slide declaring “It is all about people!” Did we not know that already? Apparently, this fundamental message had happily been forgotten, and we must thank Ewa Westermark, architect and partner at Gehl Architects, for bringing …

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