In newsletter no 52 you can read about:
A very clear explanation on Climate Change and its implications by Prof. Antoine Bret from Castilla La Mancha University; an appeal to sign a letter addressed by The Future of Life Institute in support of UN negotiations to reduce nuclear weaponry; the chaos produced by avalanches of mad and water in Peru on lack of official prevision; two volunteers from ARC•PEACE involved in a Mobile Medical Project at huge Argentine Villa Miseria; the Urban Thinkers Campus for women coordinated by our Co-Chair Marilú Sánchez in Lima, Perú; the arrangements for ARC•PEACE 30º Anniversary; the call for GA 2017 at Palma, and more. Read and comment!
In newsletter Special edition you can read about:
NL highlights aspects of U.S. recent presidential renewal. Mikhail Gorbachev talks about the risk of war due to Trump’s optimistic views on nuclear armamentism in opposition to climate change. German Chancellor urges definitions on immigrants from Trump. Swedish Prime Minister answers Trump’s all-man cabinet with a picture. ADPSR requests an answer on Professional Ethics from the American Institute of Architects; our UN representative, Paul Broches, helps us understand the kind of actions our professions should take in order to stop the new administration wrong doings. Even more material with a number of links to update you on these special circumstances.
In newsletter no 51 you can read about:
The New Urban Agenda approved at Habitat III (Quito, Ecuador). US' real democracy put to test with Donald Trump elected President. ADPSR asks the AIA clear definitions on Human Rights under the new Administration. Former US Secretary of Defense, William Perry, launches 'My journey at the nuclear brink' book. Franziska Amacher briefs 'Cows save the planet' and 'Water in plain sight' by Judy D. Schwartz. First RIBA International Prize awarded to an Irish architectural group for a building in Lima, Peru. A daughter of immigrants talks about her dear wish for year 2017: 'I want to be an architect'. Take time to read it.
In newsletter no 50 you can read about:
Colombians say ‘no’ in peace plebiscite just before President Santos receive Peace Nobel Prize. Greenpeace pleads against Hinkley’s Nuclear Power Station in England. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy states ‘Climate Change is not caused by man’. Dr. Ruma Shukla, ARC-Peace India General Secretary, talks on the role of Architects & Planners in building smart cities. British scientist Dr. Keith Barnham introduces his book on the great potential of solar power. ARC•PEACE is invited Palma Local Authority to co-organise a design competition to recovering a natural Mallorquí landscape. UNISDR recognised ARC•PEACE co-chair Marilú Sánchez Hurtado on her contribution to Disaster Risk Management at a School Improvement in Peru. You may read New Urban Agenda draft just before its approval at Quito’s HABITAT III summit. Read and comment!
In newsletter no 49 you can read about:
Against all odds the XIX General Assembly was a successful meeting; local group of ARC PEACE Iberoamérica works on joint projects with City of Palma Urbanism Department and Council of Mallorca Vice-Presidency; helping victims after Ecuador earthquakes; global disarmament is always our priority; a different way to remember Hiroshima; an Informal Urban Community Initiative with Cambodians; Palma: sustainable urban hinge North - South, among other articles. Read and comment!
In newsletter no 48 you can read about:
The General Assembly and parallel events will gather around 45 participants at Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain from 21 to 24 April. Programme includes a one-day Seminar on refugees and their social integration at a new environment, a challenging seminar by ASF International participants, a couple of tours and a poster exhibition. Climate Change focused by Scientists for Global Responsibility. Participation on the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda by our Co-Chair Marilú Sánchez and Ana Falú, an internationally distinguished lady colleague from Argentina. Further allegations against nuclear weaponry and on Japan’s decision to join in the Disarmament Group. The issue closes with an obituary on Sven Thiberg at one year of his departure
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This last 2015 issue informs about Paris Summit on Climate Change, the international claims against unjust evictions, and a French movement against nuclear power and energy as the worst dangers to humanity. There is an interview on the HABITAT III Agenda being drafted by a group of experts where ARC•PEACE is well represented. A report on the GA 2016 asks for fundraising efforts needed to celebrate the event, via promotion of our Book in hard copies and the guidance from the Handbook produced in 2012. Neighbors struggle on behalf of a bicentennial pine tree condemned to death by local authorities and developers in Catalunya, Spain is also a good note. Enjoy reading this NL and have a good whole year 2016!
In newsletter no 46 you can read about:
This NL#46 is 2015 fourth issue counting April’s special edition. October is the month chosen to celebrate the City as the center for planning a better world, exactly a year before HABITAT III to be held at Quito, Ecuador. You’ll find a carefully selected number of articles on eight pages: from the creation of an ARC•PEACE new chapter reaching out to the Ibero American world to the protest marches against shameful Arms Fair in London. Refugees, world’s main issue, and getting water from dew at Peru’s desert areas are two calls for our socially responsible personal involvement. Enjoy reading this NL and don’t miss our next NL (December).
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On this issue you will find a special tribute to the Nepalese people and those individual and organization volunteers who are working on site after the severe cataclysms. An introductory article about the Latin American – Asian programme to help poor settlers become land owners, another one from Denmark explains the way Copenhagen is leading the urban zero-carbon world race. A young colleague from Spain warns us about industry planned obsolescence and its effects on industrial design. A Swedish lawyer who advocates official protection on inventors reveals the fundaments of his City of the Future project; while a Canadian architect and defender of human rights in Asian countries starts a series on changes needed in Architectural Education. Finally there is an invitation to participate in Mallorca, Balearic Islands, in an international event on the city challenges and the role of citizens, as separately advertised.
18th April 2015.
Thirty days ago ARC•PEACE founder and mentor left this world.
At the Urgent Emergency Assembly held online on Saturday 21 March, three days after Sven death, Board members decided to pay him this well deserved homage. On this NL special issue you can get to know more about this man of good will, enlightened understanding and exemplar leadership.
Through the contribution of a number of colleague members you will see the positive influence of Sven Thiberg on many individuals, while getting an extra understanding of ARC•PEACE vision, mission and practices. Please comment on this tribute; and if you wish, send us some personal stories to broaden our knowledge about this unforgettable friend.
In newsletter no 44 you can read about:
On this issue, ARC•PEACE newest chapter is alive and kicking; this is what Leila Ayoub reports from Tunis. Hannah Campos is a Brazilian architectural student who shares her vocational concerns. Brave fighter Tony Watkins calls our attention on Raphael Sperry’s issue on AIA Ethics (or lack of it). Marilú Sánchez briefs us on a colorful though frustrating Climate Change Summit held in Lima. Bolivian researcher Jaime Alzérreca Pérez introduces an urban case-study from Cochabamba; a Swedish lady minister shows how to work on Gender Issues; and more...
In newsletter no 43 you can read about:
ARCPEACE veteran members recalling the Berlin Wall fall; Alice Slater giving clues on the dangers of Nuclear power and Nuclear weapons; Luz María Sánchez Hurtado reporting on GLTN international meeting in Ethiopia; the exclusive interview given by Chilean architect Joan Mac Donald Maier to our Newsletter co-editor Oscar Margenet Nadal on the forgotten social nature of Architecture; a practical way to contribute with the 'Book on Planning under Different Political Systems' soon to be released; Friends of the Earth contesting the World Climate Panel conclusions; and more ....
In newsletter no 42 you can read about:
The new ARC•PEACE book on “Architecture and Planning under Different Political Systems”. The "Global Bamboo Summit", Vietnam, by Ingemar Saevfors. "Brave Women at Work", Perú by Luz María Sánchez. UIA’s double standards Durban, SOUTH AFRICA By Oscar Margenet Nadal Ethics in Architecture, USA By Paul Broches and more...
Vienna: new Mission statement, revised Charter, new Board
In newsletter no 41 you can read about the results of the GA meeting in Vienna, get a presentation of new Board members, a short report from the World Urban Forum in Medellin, and read about the ARC-PEACE support for the efforts to have the Israeli architect association expelled from UIA.
Why ARC-PEACE? Sven Thiberg’s expectations on the Vienna meeting
In newsletter no 40 you can read about the Vienna meeting and two new articles on q2architecture and planning under neo-liberalism. There are also notes on the RIBA decision to ask UIA to expel the Israeli architect's association from its ranks because of its complicity in Israel's occupation of Palestine, about our participation inf WUF and new facts on the global arms race.
Mini-Sudan – a project for multiculturalism
In newsletter no 39 you can read about the Mini-Sudan multicultural project, about the work of ADPSR for resilience and justice in USA, about housing for the poor in Japan and many smaller news items. You can also read the first article (by Dr Lina Suleiman) in a planned series of papers on planning under neoliberal market economy
ARC-PEACE and the new world order
In newsletter no 38 you may read an analysis of the new world order by veteran ARC-PEACE member Sven Thiberg, an inspiring article by Franziska Amacher on how ADPSR works to make US cities greener, a report about the use of land titling and regularization of slums in Peru and India, a Japanese view on the importance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, about our new member in Mexico and small notices on member activities.
Human rights and the design profession