I had stopped by the Centre of Architecture to see the exhibition on Mapping the Cityscape, and also ended up liking the other exhibition too.
“Glimpses of New York and Amsterdam in 2040 presents an exchange program between the Center for Architecture in New York and the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture (ARCAM). The organizations commissioned architects and landscape architects in both cities to contemplate the “future of the future,” with an emphasis on five basic necessities for living: breathing, eating, making, moving and dwelling. New York and Amsterdam are exploring their long-term futures. Each city is affected by shifting demographics, changes in climate, energy transitions, and global economic patterns. They share extensive waterfronts, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a long tradition of international collaboration and cultural diversity. The cities’ plans focus on creating vibrant and sustainable urban environments.”
The idea of an architecture/planning design centre in Brisbane has been recently flagged with me, and as I stopped by the Centre for Architecture, I definitely agree these spaces are really great assets. http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=center-for-architecture