June 10, 2008
by: Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP

In this issue:
· From the Foundation: Students Build Links to Their Future
· Website Invites Firms to Show Green Work
· Coming: Community Planning Fellowship Program

From the Foundation: Students Build Links to Their Future
By Erin McCluskey, Executive Director, Center for Architecture Foundation

As urban and community development evolves, today’s students will be facing climate change, a housing crisis, possibly an economic downturn, as well as challenges to create sustainable designs. Continuing a popular tradition at the Center for Architecture, the exhibition Building Connections: 12th Annual K-12 Design Work opens June 13. On display are the talents of elementary and high school-age designers.

Building Connections features drawings and models that explore the built environment, from lighting design to city planning and mapping. The students’ enjoyment and excitement are to be seen in their use of a wide range of materials, model-building techniques, and design approaches. The opening reception takes place June 13 from 5:30-8:30pm.

Website Invites Firms to Show Green Work
iGreenBuild.com is looking for videos, articles, case studies, and LEED project profiles, providing a chance for firms to spread word about LEED-certified projects, green building products, and upcoming events. Content is submitted using an automated form, and iGreenBuild.com’s senior editor will review it for publishing on the website, in an upcoming issue of the e-Newsletter or on the blog. Click here and follow the form instructions. Questions can be directed by calling (714) 402-7585 or e-mailing Editor@iGreenBuild.com.

Coming: Community Planning Fellowship Program
Designed to draw second-year graduate planning students in public service, the Manhattan Borough President’s Community Planning Fellowship combines work in the offices of community boards with a seminar component that explores key issues in community planning. The program has a two aims: (1) to enable community boards to better undertake planning activities and (2) to impart respect for local government and the community to the next generation of planners.

The fellowship provides hands-on experience working with communities on planning issues, and informs thesis work and/or other academic assignments. Past Fellows have completed community-based plans (197-a plans); made recommendations on land-use applications (ULURP); mapped and analyzed neighborhoods; and researched landmarks/historic sites. E-mail all application materials to fellowship@manhattanbp.org by 06.15.08. For more information, please click here.


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