Thursday, November 24, 2011

books have arrived

Dear students,

The Campus library now holds a few books which are specially ordered for you all:
Rising currents : projects for New York's waterfront (Exhibitions)
The High Line : the inside story of New York city's park in the sky
Gateway : visions for an urban national park
Mannahatta : a natural history of New York City
Mapping New York

For the full review of new books, look here under cluster 5.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Publication tips

Hi Everyone,

Giovanni gave us some tips on useful background info:

This is a new interesting book which could be interesting for your students
New York for Sale
Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate
Tom Angotti
Paper / April 2011

Plus about Queens, take a look of this:

Very interesting documentary about global urban issues by Gary Hustwit called Urbanized, is screened now at IFC in New York, may be you can find it on line too.

Friday, November 4, 2011

upcoming lectures

Dear all, please note we have quite a few local's visiting Leuven this month:

Nov 16, 6pm De Molen, Richard Plunz, director of msAUD program at GSAPP Columbia
Nov 17, 8pm Stuk, Interboropartners,

Let's all visit, we are trying to get some of them to attend one of our reviews

Background info on zoning

This email just came in:

Dear all,

In time for our upcoming Zoning the City conference, we’ve published a DCP History Project website.  You can find it now at   While we’ll be adding various planning documents to the site in the coming months, you can currently find our scanned and searchable collection of materials related to the 1961 Zoning Resolution.

Also in the historical vein, as many of you may have noticed, a new library is now under construction in the 4th Floor lobby. Feel free to take a look at what’s up there, but please don’t remove anything as cataloguing is still in process.  I’ll send another update around when the full list of documents has been organized and finalized.  In the meantime, if you’ve got materials around your office that are possibly of historical interest, send me an email to discuss.