International Workshop: Shaping a New Capital City to Fit Indian Life
Jeffrey Raven served on an international jury in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.
The workshop is part of a European Union program called Euro-Asian Sustainable Towns Programme (EAST) to promote exchange of knowledge and learning about new towns between Europe and Asia. ENTP, European New Town Platform is the managing partner of this program, with partners Basildon (UK), Baoshan, Qingpu (China), Naya Raipur, and the Euro-India Center. The French Ministry of Sustainable Development is a partner of the workshop.
Jeffrey Raven has been STAR Community Index™ Technical Advisor since 2008 to develop sustainable goals, indicators and metrics for entire cities in the United States. STAR is a pioneering, strategic planning and performance management system that will offer local governments in New Jersey and nationally a road map for improving community sustainability and helps communities address their interconnected concerns—economic, environmental and social. It is a national, consensus-based framework for gauging the sustainability and livability of U.S. communities. After 4 years of work, STAR Community Rating System 1.0 was launched in October 2012. Jeffrey Raven’s work with STAR is focused on developing goals, scope and measures for: Green Infrastructure, Resilience + Climate Adaptation, Comprehensive Planning, Transportation + Mobility, Compact + Complete Communities, Natural Systems. ...more (PDF)
Panel invited by NYiT Professor Giovanni Santamaria. This same panel participated in Studio X, and Pedro Ortiz was one of the jurors for Jeffrey Raven's MSAUD course at Columbia University last Spring. Prof. Giovanni Santamaria (NIYT, New York): New Scale of Urban Catalizers; Prof. Antonella Contin (Politecnico di Milano, Italy: Architecture mon a-mur: The Serlio's sets portray a type of city; Prof. D. Grahame Shane (Columbia University, New York): Megablock models: the desakota block and new dynamic contexts; Arch. Pedro Ortiz (World Bank, Washington DC): From the scale of the UDE to the local connections; Prof. Michael Schwarting (NIYT, New York): The urban scale of New York - A case study; Prof. Jeffrey Raven (NIYT, New York): Sustainable Communities - Performance Indicators.
Jeffrey Raven was invited by the Cambridge University International Land Institute to lecture on sustainable cities, on September 20, 2012. In attendance were Cambridge faculty, the research center hosting the event, and
leaders from China’s top economic and technological development zone: TianJin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA). It is home to 32 engineering and technology research centers, and site for the new TianJin Eco-City ...more
Jeffrey Raven accepted the position this September as director of the Masters in Urban and Regional Design at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT-Manhattan) and Associate Professor. It will be an opportunity to reshape a graduate program focusing on sustainable, resilient strategies, and greater flexibility to contribute to applied research efforts, both in the U.S. and overseas.With more than 20-years in professional practice, his firm RAVEN A+U continues to provide strategic design and planning services worldwide ...more
A group of architecture students and recent graduates redesigned a neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., as part of a city-wide initiative to redevelop the area as an engine for economic growth for New York City.
The group prepared design submissions for the Willets Point area to address New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point Redevelopment Plan, which includes mixed-income housing, a public school, retail and entertainment amenities, a hotel and convention center, office space, parks, and playgrounds. Willets Point, which is near Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, currently suffers from widespread petroleum contamination and many environmental issues. Read more.
NYIT is the first School of Architecture to Participate in NYC DDC’s innovative “Town and Gown” program
The graduate program in Urban and Regional Design completed a project for Town + Gown entitled, "What Color is Mixed Use on a Land Use Map?". Town + Gown is in the New York City Department of Design and Construction and directed by Terri Matthews. "Town + Gown is a systematic action research program aimed at collectively increasing applied built environmental research, information transfer and understanding. Town + gown marshals and coordinates research and academic institutions with programs of study overlapping the Built Environmental disciplines: Management, Economics, Law, Technology and Design." This was the first project executed by a school of architecture and published in the annual Building Ideas : Systemic Action Research in the Built Environment , Volume Two 2010-11. The project was completed by ten graduate students in the course Issues of Practice with Professor Michael Schwarting. "This project is the foundation for an exploration of how a city's traditional land use map might be transformed to relate better to contemporary planning and urban design theories and be more useful as a tool."
Exciting new visions for the waterfronts in Port Richmond and Stapleton were on display at the St. George Theatre on Tuesday.
The presentations culminated three months of intensive work by more than 70 undergraduate and graduate students from the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Design as part of the Regional/ Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT). ...more
On Tuesday, December 9th 2pm at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island the 25 teams (comprised of 5th year Architecture students and Graduate Urban Design students) will present their work.
Agenda for the day:
9:30 - 10:30 Students arrive and set up their work.
10:30 - 2 Juror Review:
Karin Bacon: Public Space Strategies
Michael Sorkin: Professor; the City College of New York, Director Urban Design
Beryl A. Thurman: North Shore Waterfront Conservancy
Anthony M. Tong; Architect and Preservationist
Ward Versace: PLUS office architects
2:00 Students return for faculty review comments
2:30 - 3:30 Reviewers, Faculty and Public discuss schemes with the team
The public is invited
NYIT graduate and senior architecture students, along with peers from Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon University, are working with a national team of architects on a comprehensive plan to develop Staten Island's (N.Y.) underutilized waterfronts. For the last month, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce has been conducting a survey of local residents titled, "It's a Shore Thing," that will inform the American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) as they study the area, meet with community representatives, and prepare designs for the borough. School of Architecture and Design Associate Dean Frank Mruk and professors Matthias Altwicker, Fred Bentel, Victor Deupi, John di Domenico, Janet Fink, Mishi Hosono, Yoko Kawai Kurimoto, Michael Schwarting, and Adam Weintraub are overseeing the NYIT students' participation in this multidisciplinary project.