Archinect - News 2014-04-23T13:48:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/90935135/cooper-union-board-votes-for-tuition-to-begin-fall-2014 Cooper Union board votes for tuition to begin Fall 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-10T21:03:00-05:00 >2014-01-11T20:33:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g2lgv6ltxe4d0tkv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Working Group plan puts forward a number of recommendations that are worth pursuing under any financial model. However, we believe that the contingencies and risks inherent in the proposals are too great to supplant the need for new revenue sources. Regrettably, tuition remains the only realistic source of new revenue in the near future.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Below is the entire email announcing the Cooper Union's decision to start charging tuition this fall, breaking the school's 153-year tradition.</p> <p> Catch-up on the history behind the controversial move, explained in Archinect's 13 top issues of 2013: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89234233/archinect-s-top-13-architectural-issues-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#5: Free Cooper Union</a></p> <p> To: The Cooper Union Community<br> From: Richard S. Lincer<br> Date: January 10, 2014<br> Subject: Working Group Report</p> <p> In late June 2013, an ambitious plan took shape to provide an alternative to a tuition-based financial plan for The Cooper Union. Authored by trustees, faculty, staff and alumni, this alternative came to be known as the &ldquo;Working Group Report.&rdquo; In December, the board began a rigorous review of the assumptions underlying the financial plan that had been adopted by the board in April 2013, and studied in depth the specific recommendations of the Working Group.</p> <p> This review was conducted by everyone on the Board of Trustees with the assistance of the Huron Group, The Cooper Union&rsquo;s financial consultants. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/50689337/david-harvey-the-financial-crisis-is-an-urban-crisis David Harvey: 'The financial crisis is an urban crisis' Archinect 2012-06-08T14:34:00-04:00 >2012-06-10T19:48:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fu3ow04s8rdbt6mq.jpg" width="455" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>David Harvey, theorist and author of Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, says that postwar capitalism can be understood with reference to the history of urbanisation and suburbanisation. Urban investment gets you out of a crisis but defines what the next crisis is going to look like, he argues. The emerging powers of the east are now in the midst of a massive urbanisation project and could fall victim to the same outcome.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3437712/future-olympics-a-reusable-floating-venue Future Olympics: A Reusable, Floating Venue Paul Petrunia 2011-04-19T11:06:31-04:00 >2011-04-19T11:06:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1rrfw9k1gqxfckp.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by artificial structures for marine environments, Burt developed a conceptual array of Olympic facilities, including a stadium, that could be transported along waterways and moored in major port cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Burt, professor emeritus of architecture at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, has developed a proposal for a re-usable, floating venue to host Olympics events.</p>