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    Katharine Burgess

    Katharine Burgess is an urban planner and researcher with twelve years of experience practicing in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. She is currently the Director of the Urban Land Institute's Urban Resilience program. At ULI, she leads research, manages on-site advisory services programs and supports ULI's local-level work related to resilience and preparedness for climate change. Throughout her career, Burgess has worked in urban planning strategy, community engagement and design research in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. She has managed or participated in about 30 charrettes, including numerous projects for the States of Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Her projects have included a range of large-scale, mixed-use masterplanning initiatives designed to encourage pedestrian activity, improve the public realm and incorporate green infrastructure, including campus plans, downtown regeneration plans, urban extensions and a new town in Scotland. Her research work has included case study and landscape performance research for the Landscape Architecture Foundation, and international policy research for the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. She received her Bachelor of History and Art from Williams College and her Masters of Science in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics.

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    17 July 2018

    When a Korean Hillside Town Disappears, Who will Notice?
    Patrick M. Lydon, Osaka

    A review of “A Local Neighborhood Traveler,” an exhibition of painting and drawing by Korean artist Se Hee Kim at the Boroomsan Museum of Art in Gimpo, South Korea. On the outskirts of Seoul, tucked away into a traditional hillside garden is the Boroomsan Museum of Art. The museum sits...

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    17 July 2018

    SALT: Restoration + Recreation = Water in California
    Robin Lasser, Oakland Marguerite Perret, Topeka

    It is late June and we are up to our knees floating a small tent sculpture in a containment pond filled with a thick green milkshake-like goo. A combination of duck week and blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), this overgrowth or bloom is probably caused by fertilizer run-off from the surrounding cemetery...

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    14 July 2018

    2046, year of our lady The Fog
    Claudia Luna Fuentes, Saltillo

    This is part of the TNOC poetry series “The City We’re In”. Lea el poema en español, su idioma original. Lisez le poème en français. 2046, year of our lady The Fog Poems by Claudia Luna Fuentes Translation from Spanish by Gerardo Mendoza Garza _____________________________________________   2046, año de Nuestra...

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    14 July 2018

    Artists in Conversation with Water in Cities
    Carmen Bouyer, Paris Patrick M. Lydon, Osaka Antonio José García Cano, Murcia Katrine Claassens, Montreal Claudia Luna Fuentes, Saltillo Nazlı Gürlek, Istanbul & Palo Alto Basia Irland, Albuquerque Robin Lasser, Oakland Mary Mattingly, New York City Marguerite Perret, Topeka Bonnie Sherk, San Francisco Nadia Vadori-Gauthier Vadori-Gauthier, Paris Aloïs Yang, Prague

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    12 July 2018

    Changing Green Cities from Myth to Reality
    Sumetee Gajjar, Bangalore

    New town development or new cities, being rapidly built across much of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, may be founded on the principles of green cities and are yet found lacking in their attention to the environment. Numerous articles on the smart cities mission in India also note the...

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    9 July 2018

    Civic Coproduction = Counterinstitutions + People: Make Participation Work by Focusing on the Possible
    Nik Luka, Montreal and Uppsala

    There is a common refrain in liberal democracies: local government is where participatory action is most likely to happen. Indeed, we often presume that neighbourhoods and towns and cities are privileged—perhaps even natural—spaces for the deliberative coproduction of plans, policies, strategies, and projects for sustainability and the common good. By...

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    6 July 2018

    Ocean Cities: The Power of Documentary Filmmaking to Tell Stories About the Nature Around Us
    Tim Beatley, Charlottesville

    At a recent film screening of our new documentary film Ocean Cities, about connecting cities and marine environments, the panel discussion and questions that followed demonstrated clearly the value of these kinds of films. Some of the comments reflected a sense of being inspired by what other cities were doing...

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    1 July 2018

    Secular, Sacred, and Domestic—Living with Street Trees in Bangalore
    Suri Venkatachalam, Bangalore Harini Nagendra, Bangalore

    In rapidly growing Indian cities, change seems like the only constant. Heritage buildings are torn down, roads widened, lakes and wetlands drained, and parks erased to make way for urban growth. Nature is often the first casualty in a constant drive towards development. Yet the street tree stubbornly survives across...

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    28 June 2018

    Urbanists Should Not Ignore the Slow Creep of Climate Change on Resilience
    Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman, College Park

    After decades of warnings and predictions, the effects of climate change are beginning to manifest themselves around us. On 27 May 2018, Ellicott City, Maryland experienced its second 1000-yr flood in two years after 8 inches of rain fell on the town in just two hours. This flooding is becoming...

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    23 June 2018

    Low Hanging Fruit? In Complex Systems Maybe it’s Better to Aim for the Higher Fruit
    Sarah Hinners, Salt Lake City

    Anyone who has participated in processes of planning, community development, advocacy and societal change more generally has probably engaged in an inevitable conversation about “low-hanging fruit”. (Perhaps there are similar idioms in languages other than English.) In my experience, it goes like this: there is a broader, inspiring conversation about...

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    19 June 2018

    Resilience is Not Always Good
    Jose Puppim, Johor Bahru / Cambridge / Rio

    Many practitioners and scholars have emphasized the importance of strengthening urban system resilience. However, a less explored area of work is the resilience that affects urban areas but in adverse ways. Weak governance, conflicts and lack of resources and capacity in many cities have detrimental environmental and human outcomes that...

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    14 June 2018

    A Walk Between Two Seas
    Jennifer Baljko, Barcelona

    I sit at a picnic table in a sliver of a park running alongside Istanbul Caddesi (street), not far from the Küçükçekmece Gölü, a natural lagoon on the Marmara Sea. It’s about noon on a Wednesday and, except for two ladies chatting on a bench a few meters away, I...

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    10 June 2018

    City Making and Maker City: The Edge is the New Center
    Jay Valgora, New York

    When I look at cities, I always think about the edges. Urban edges: the gaps, the voids, “messed up” sections, interstices, leftover pieces, polluted or forgotten areas; sites along waterfronts, highways, rail lines offer the greatest challenges in cities today. Edges also offer the greatest opportunity today—for innovative architectural and...

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    7 June 2018

    The Diverse Voices of Future Urban Environmental Educators
    Cindy Thomashow, Seattle

    This article describes a new approach to graduate studies, that works at the dynamic intersection of environmental issues and social justice. The Master of Arts in Education with Urban Environmental Education program out of Antioch University in Seattle, has attracted a very diverse student body, who illuminate daily the challenges,...

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    3 June 2018

    Saving a Sense of Place, Saving Our Home / 拯救地方感,拯救家乡
    Yueyang Yu, Beijing Marianne Krasny, Ithaca

    Sometimes, as we strive to embrace our future, we are quick to abandon our past. In the process of changing and growing, do we let go of those elements that formed the foundation of who we are, the things that tether us to the place we came from, or do...

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    May, 2018

    28 May 2018

    Gentrification Reconsidered: An Ambitious Framework for Equitable Urbanism
    Sheila Foster, Washington, DC

    A review of the book Gentrifier (UTP Insights) by John Joe Schlichtmann, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont Hill. 2017. 256 pages. ISBN-10: 1442650451 / ISBN-13: 978-1442650459. University of Toronto Press. $21.98 (Hardcover). Buy the book “As city residents and students of the city ourselves, we have increasingly noticed an elephant sitting in...

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    27 May 2018

    Water is Everywhere in Georgetown, Guyana—Our Disrespect for it will Kill Us
    Melinda Janki, Georgetown, Guyana

    Guyana sits on what was once known as the “wild coast” of South America. The area was a dangerous swamp that struck terror in the hearts of European adventurers seeking the fabled city of El Dorado. Even Sir Walter Raleigh is rumoured to have come here in search of gold....

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    22 May 2018

    George Barker 1940-2018: A Tribute
    David Goode, Bath

    George Barker, who died on 1 May 2018, will be remembered fondly by all who worked with him. He was a modest man, always full of fun, yet he was one of the most influential figures in the development of urban nature conservation in the UK and was held in...

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    16 May 2018

    Making Parks Relevant: Muir Woods as a Museum that Invites Multiple Narratives
    Laura Booth, San Francisco

    At Muir Woods National Monument, an old-growth redwood forest a half hour’s drive north of San Francisco, more than a million people a year from around the world flock to visit ancient, giant trees. These visitors largely believe they are coming to a beautiful, living example of a thriving and...

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    13 May 2018

    Map and Explore: Hidden Hydrology
    Jason King, Portland

    Our cities are filled with hidden stories. Some of these tales are unlocked through conversations with long-time residents and oral histories, while others emerge through the written word, embedded in documents and biographies from the shapers and boosters that made our cities. Some hide in maps, a chronology of layers...

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