President Obama's new specialists on Urban strategies

Read on the March (2009) issue of Architect Magazine, special "The City of Tomorrow, Post-boom, post-oil, post-ego', Barack Obama has named his Chief of Urban Affairs. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr joined the Obama Team to lead the new White House Office of Urban Affairs. He is born on March 6, 1961. Mr Carrion JR is Democratic politician of Puerto Rican descent.

Other specialist that has been named is Mr Briggs from MIT. Xavier Souza Briggs is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Planning in the famous MIT. He, like Mr Carrion, has been named Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. In his new position, Mr Briggs will oversee six importants agencies, the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Treasury, Transportation, Justice, Commerce and Homeland Security.
Mr Briggs is not a newcomer in Politics. He has been called to Washington in 1998 as assistant Secretary for Policy Development and research in the department of Housing and Urban

Read on Architect Magazine

The March issue of Architect, a very interesting magazine on architecture examines Obama Administration's urban program. I will go back on it later. The title is Urban Renewal. According to what I read, President Obama will turn USA into a green city. I discovered several agencies such Interboro (see also Verb Crisis), or else CityLAB. I will present each of them this week.
In the same way, France is considering Paris in a new way: le Grand Paris. Today, President Sarkozy will present his viewpoints and wishes on Le Grand Paris. meanwhile, different exhibitions will open this month on this huge project. Today will be the opening of the exhibition "Le Grand Paris" with the presentation of consultation and projects from French architects and urban planner to foreign architects and urban planners among them MVRDV. I will go back later this week with some pics on Monday the 27th conference at Pavillon de l'Arsenal I took. Newt Thursday, I will go to the opening of an exhibition at Pavillon d'Arsenal that I confess I don't have the name because I don't have received the mail-invitation yet.

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