The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power - Issue #20

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Better late than never right? It's been a mixed-up, topsy-turvy kind of a week with public holidays,
 
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The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power
Better late than never right? It’s been a mixed-up, topsy-turvy kind of a week with public holidays, school holidays, a trip “down south” and an urgent deadline awaiting us back in the office today.
But, we bring you news, including some interesting ideas out of NYC and an exploration of new frontiers in Australia - NDIS and accessible housing, build-to-rent and future-proofing the suburbs, for a start.
We’re excited about the upcoming year of celebrations around Robin Boyd - time to take his pioneering vision to a new audience, we thinks.
Enjoy this issue and the weekend.

So, what’s of international interest this week?
New York City's Mayor is Planning to Ban New Glass Skyscrapers
Jeanne Gang the only architect on Time magazine’s 100 most influential people
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will use Taliesin West to educate about living with nature
Flora Samuels: Another missed opportunity for architecture? - consultation on the government consultation on procuring for social value
Extinction Rebellion is just common sense – but what is the best response?
New study proves trees are crucial in keeping cities cool
5 ways to discuss building performance for your next project pursuit...
...and as a counterpoint: "At first I was enchanted by off-grid living. But the hardships quickly became apparent"
21 ways architects can work smarter, not harder
Right-o, what’s happening on the national / federal front?
Inclusion for all: how the NDIS means a turn away from institutional disability housing
What Peter Dutton and the building industry need to know about 'housing for all'
Is build-to-rent all it is built up to be?
Drilling down further – what’s news across the states?
Victoria
Robin Boyd centenary celebrations announced
... and what can we learn from Robin Boyd and the Small Homes Service?
New South Wales
NSW government's 'ePlanning' tool to make DA's available to public in real-time
New minister for public spaces is welcome – now here are ten priorities for action
Reshaping Sydney by design – few know about the mandatory competitions, but we all see the results
Redfern’s new indigenous rooftop teaching communities about place
Queensland
Future proofing the suburbs: Toussaint and Volz
Australian Capital Territory
Both major parties were sucker-punched into supporting the $500m war memorial expansion
What upcoming events should I put in my diary?
WA Architecture Awards exhibition, at Garden City Shopping Centre, Tues 18 June 2019
Urban Future Global Conference, 22-24 May 2019, Oslo, Norway
Are there any competitions, awards or essential-bedtime-reading tenders I need to know about?
Vote in the Readers Choice at Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2019
2019 Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards, due 13 June 2019
AREA (AR Emerging Architecture, UK) awards open for entries, due 12 July 2019
Must read books?
Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars
Inspiration or Archi-porn? You decide…
Shared Lady Beetle, a micro movable library for kids
Sounds Like Design’s Marketing and Communications tip of the week…
PR on any budget, with tips from the best in the biz!
Journey Mapping 101: webinar
THANKS for reading
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