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  • June, 2017

    June 28, 2017

    The Effect of Iteration on Urban Form, Part II: Iteration in an Ecosystem
    Mathieu Hélie, Montréal

    In the Lille citadel example that we saw in the previous part, we could observe a building technology achieving greater complexity over time, as each iteration survived or failed a new series of tests. Another aspect of the complexity of a geometric process seen in the Lille citadel example is...

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    June 26, 2017

    Drought and Flood: A Silicon Valley Museum Explores Water, Society, and City
    Patrick Lydon, San Jose & Seoul

    A review of “Liquid City,” The Darkened Mirror,” and “Fragile Waters,” a trio of water-related exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, currently on view together through August 6, 2017. As the representative contemporary art institution of Silicon Valley, the San Jose Museum of Art might be expected to...

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    June 25, 2017

    The Effect of Iteration on Urban Form, Part I: Fractals and the Creation of Complexity
    Mathieu Hélie, Montréal

    In a previous article I proposed that we adopt a perspective on preservation that allowed for transformation and change of what is to be preserved. This type of change has a more precise definition: iteration. To iterate means to “cover the same ground twice”, using feedback from the result of...

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    June 21, 2017

    Time of the Poppies
    Andreas Weber, Berlin

    “Do you seek the highest, the greatest? The plant can teach you to do so. What it is without will of its own, that you should be with intent – that’s the point!” —Friedrich Schiller Some days ago, after giving a lecture in a west German city, I arrived back...

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    June 18, 2017

    Cities of Difference, Part I: Gender is Important in Understanding Nature in Cities
    Laura Shillington, Managua & Montreal

    Cities abound with difference: people, buildings, trees, plants, animals, etc. People in cities (and beyond, of course) inhabit various and fragmented identities that include gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, and ability/disability. These identities are produced in relation with other people, living- and non-living entities, and the landscape. These social...

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    June 14, 2017

    Is Green the New Flying Car? A Visit to the World’s Fairs of 1964 and 2064
    Diane Pataki, Salt Lake City

    What inspires our work? Why have we each chosen to pursue a vision of cities that incorporates and expands our views of nature? Was it a particular mentor, a class or school experience, time spent in wilderness, or a book or film that led us to think boldly about a...

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    June 12, 2017

    Great Cities Grow from Great Spaces and Listening to their Citizens
    Darlene Wolnik, New Orleans

    A review of: Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs, by Robert Kaniglel. 2016. Knopf. 512 pages. Buy the book. Garden Legacy, by Mary Louise Mossy Christovich and Roulhac Bunkley Toledano, with a foreword by S. Frederick Starr. 2016. The Historic New Orleans Collection. 268 pages. Buy the book. Ecocities...

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    June 11, 2017

    Singapore through the Eyes of a Young Planner in Manila
    Ragene Palma, Manila

    How has Singapore created itself as a “city in a garden”? I’m from Manila, and have recently returned from a week-long educational trip hosted by the Young South East Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI). The workshop was entitled Urban Planning and Smart Growth. It brought together sixty young leaders across the...

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    June 7, 2017

    The Role of Cities in the Climate Fight—A Cautious Approach
    Emily Wier, New Haven

    Cities are helping lead the global effort Cities are the new face of climate change. Where I live in New Haven, Connecticut (USA), we are witnessing its impacts—warmer winters, sea level rise, and inland and coastal flooding. The city is taking steps to address climate change, including adding bike lanes...

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    June 4, 2017

    A Visit to the Guarani-Mbya in São Paulo
    Anna Dietzsch, São Paulo

    Some months ago I was invited to go to Kalipety, a village of Guarani Mbya Indians at the outskirts of São Paulo. As we drove South towards the ocean and beyond the affluent city, it wasn’t hard to see the gradual transformation of the urban grain, as it diminished from...

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    May, 2017

    May 31, 2017

    Yes, in My Backyard!
    Cecilia Herzog, Rio de Janeiro

    What would you do if things went terribly wrong with your city after promises made by your decision-makers of an “Urban Golden Age” resulting from hosting the Olympic Games? In my city, Rio de Janeiro, my students and a lot of people I know and talk to are willing to...

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    May 29, 2017

    Biophilia’s Place in an Integrated Approach to Urban Planning
    Mike Wells, Bath

    A review of the Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design, by Timothy Beatley. 2017. ISBN 978-1-61091-620-2. Island Press, Washington. 289 pages. Buy the book. The term “biophilia” describes our positive and innate response to the key features of the natural world that are thought to have been associated with our...

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    May 28, 2017

    Trees Are More than Just Trees: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Christine Thuring, Sheffield

    Most of us know how “good” trees are for the urban environment, and for the planet overall. Whether you’re a human, an insect, a fungus, a bat, a bird, a four-legged omnivore, or an amphibian, we all love trees. Trees are symbols of health, vitality, and goodness. For the greater...

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    May 23, 2017

    UPinARMS: How effective is environmental activism in cities of the Global South?
    Sumetee Gajjar, Bangalore

    What do the Steel Flyover, the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited Power Plant in Yelahanka and Kaikondrahalli Lake have in common? They are all representative of how citizens across Bangalore are responding to environmental sustainability in the city, often linked to choices related to “development”. They were also discussed at a...

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    May 17, 2017

    ALWAYS TOGETHER: A Tale of Indigenous Buried Pasts and Pervasive Futures
    Steve Brown, Sydney

    How many traces of Indigenous or First Peoples’ presence have you unknowingly walked, driven, or otherwise passed over today? In my case, walking along the Sydney Harbour foreshore, through the inner-city suburbs of Glebe and Camperdown, and across parklands to my workplace, the University of Sydney, I am conscious of...

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    May 14, 2017

    What South Asian Cities Seem to be Missing
    Jennifer Baljko, Barcelona

    I slump into the sofa of the hotel lobby. It’s been another exhausting day walking through India. We squeezed ourselves through narrow alleyways where bicycle carts, cows, and mopeds also wrestle to move a few feet forward. We sidestepped the foil cookie wrappers, paper tea cups, plastic flour bags, and...

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    May 10, 2017

    Urban Landscape: Reading Nature from Big to Small Scales
    Gloria Aponte, Medellín

    Cities start, grow, expand, and usually—mainly in developing countries—exceed their limits, overflowing into rural and wild lands. This city growth applies not only to the imposition of manmade facets on geographical extensions, but to increases in the city’s complexity and dynamics. Urban phenomena start and keep mistreating nature beyond the...

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    May 8, 2017

    To whom does a city’s nature belong? Is it a common pool resource, or a public good? And who decides?
    Amita Baviskar, Delhi
    Lindsay Campbell, New York City
    James Connolly, Barcelona
    Sheila Foster, New York City
    Phil Ginsburg, San Francisco
    Jeff Hou, Seattle
    Marianne Krasny, Ithaca
    Mary Mattingly, New York City
    Oona Morrow, Berlin
    Harini Nagendra, Bangalore
    Raul Pacheco-Vega, Aguascalientes
    Michael Sarbanes, Baltimore
    Philip Silva, New York
    Diana Wiesner, Bogota

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    May 8, 2017

    Tracing Contemporary Landscape Architecture to Sound Ecological Foundations
    Steward Pickett, Poughkeepsie

    A review of Toward an Urban Ecology, by Kate Orff. 2016. ISBN978-1-58093-436-7. The Monacelli Press, New York. 272 pages. Buy the book. Kate Orff, one of the leading ecologically-oriented landscape architects working today, and her firm, SCAPE, have put together an engaging and important book. The book describes what it means...

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    May 7, 2017

    Eight Machinic Scenes in Hamasen, Taiwan
    Brian McGrath, New York City
    Cheng-Luen Hsueh, Tainan

    In this post, we report on a recent design workshop at National Cheng Kung University, or NCKU, in Tainan, Taiwan, a continuation a series of of intensive practicums held at undergraduate schools of architecture in successive locations internationally since 2008. The work presented here extends from our last essay, posted...

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