Published by the M.Sc. Urban Design program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, REFLECTIONS Vol 2 / Issue 1 / March is titleditled RE-DO NEW TOWN: QUESTIONS FROM HUNG SHUI KIU. Concentrating on the currently developing district of Hung Shui Kiu in Hong Kong’s New Territories, the 200-page book follows student work and projects, workshop results (IFoU Winter School 2013) and exhibition material (2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture) as well as reflections and afterthoughts from a roster of international partners and scholars, including Im Sik Cho (NUS), Roberto Cavallo (TU Delft), Michela Turrin (TU Delft), Maurice Hartevelt (TU Delft), Arnd Bäetzner (Univ. St. Gallen) and Vivienne Wang (IFoU General Director). The publication is edited by Mika Savela and Hendrik Tieben, School of Architecture, CUHK.
This publication, as part of the program’s urban investigation, reflects on the results of a “Winter School” workshop organized by the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) in January 2013 and a design studio that followed. This Winter School was the second IFoU workshop held at CUHK, five years after the IFoU Summer School “Hong Kong Fantasies”. While the first workshop in 2008 celebrated Hong Kong’s vertical growth in the year of the global financial crisis, the IFoU Winter School asked how Hong Kong’s newly planned development areas could create better homes for their residents.
The book can be read online here:
The 6th conference of the International Forum on Urbanism has been held from January 25th to 27th, 2012 at the Catalonian Politecnic University (UPC) in Barcelona. With the title ‘TOURBANISM’ the conference addressed an even old as new issue: The development of tourism and its impact on the urban – the built – environment. The issue is old, because tourism is influencing already for centuries the development of cities and regions. At the same time it is new, because with the increasing participation of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America tourism got a new scale. In potential tourists no longer are counted in millions, but in billions.
The Best Papers of the 6th IFoU conference in Barcelona have been published in a special edition of ARA – Journal of Tourism Research, Vol. 3 – No. 2, 2011 (ISSN 1997-2520).
For full program and other information please see tourbanism.ifou.org
Under the title ‘Global Visions – Risks and Opportunities for the Urban Planet’ the Best Papers of the 5th IFoU conference in Singapore have been published by CASA (Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture), National University of Singapore (ISBN 978-981-08-8159-7)
Modernistische en postmodernistische vormgeving in een existentialistisch perspectief.
Author: Philip Krabbendam, Betrokkenheid
Product Details: Rotterdam 2011 (ISBN 978-90-78658-00-9), 390 p
Atlas of Spatial Mechanisms and the Contemporary Urban Landscape. A reading of movement as an interpretive device for urban form.
Author: Gerhardes Johannes Beukes Bruyns
Product Details: Rotterdam 2011 (978-90-78658-16-0), 570p