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Call for Papers: Sustainable Urban Transformation

Posted in Research, seeking by Kate Archdeacon on August 25th, 2011

Image: GiorgioAntonio via flickr CC

A  Special Issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production on Sustainable Urban Transformation

The emerging concept of “Sustainable Urban Transformation” places the emphasis on understanding cities as a source of possibilities, promoting active collaboration among diverse stakeholders (particularly researchers and practitioners), and integrating different perspectives and bodies of knowledge and expertise.

This Special Issue on “Sustainable Urban Transformation” calls for contributions that advance knowledge and understanding related to a range of topics, including: governance and planning, innovation and competitiveness, lifestyle and consumption, resource management and climate mitigation and adaptation, transport and accessibility, buildings, and social interaction and public space.

Contributions can address some or all of these dimensions. Contributions that address relevant issues that are creatively beyond these categories will also be welcomed. Authors are encouraged to highlight and explore examples of city initiatives that clearly document “walking the talk” of sustainable development.

Extended Abstracts due October 15, visit the site for more information.


What should be done with dead malls?

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on June 15th, 2009

This article discusses about redeveloping vacant malls into a more sustainable building.
Original article posted by Sara Wolfson, published in Smart Growth Around America.


“But people kept going, and new malls kept going up. But the traditional shopping mall as we know it is all but extinct. Developers have trended towards the open-air ‘lifestyle center’ – an imitation of the downtown center that malls were once replacing – but even those are struggling in today’s economy.”

To read more of the article visit Smart Growth Around America.

The Skyscraper Museum – New Verizons – July 22

Posted in Events, Models by skyscrapermuseum on July 21st, 2008

As part of its Spring-Summer 2008 series, Re: NY Recycle | Retrofit | Reinvent the City,

The Skyscraper Museum presents:

New Verizons
Date:July 22, 2008
Time: 6:30 PM

NYPL Donnell Library Auditorium,
20 West 53rd St. between 5th & 6th

“New Verizons” looks at the high-value real estate portfolio of buildings erected for 20th-century telephone technology and how developers, architects, and engineers are retrofitting and re-positioning these properties.

Project teams present two case studies:

  • Rick Cook, Partner, Cook + Fox Architects LLP
  • Douglas Winshall, Executive Vice President, Taconic Investment Partners


  • Dan Shannon, Partner, Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects
  • Douglas Mass, President, Cosentini Associates
  • Frank Frankini, Senior Vice President, Equity Office Properties


  • FREE Museum & Corporate Members
  • $5 Students & Seniors
  • $10 Adults

Individual Membership Form

Payment may be made in cash at the door. 1.0 CEUs available. Please contact programs[AT] or call 212-945-6324 with any questions.


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