Reuse and Repurposing of Existing City Materials for New Use: Jesolo, Italy

“…in a climate of aging infrastructure and limited resources.” These words, at the tail end of an invitation to speak about design challenges facing cities today, reminded me that I haven’t written much about my recent work in Jesolo, Italy (Venice’s neighboring city), which explores new ways of working with limited urban resources, and is […]

Reprogramming the City: Article Series for Boston Society of Architects

The Boston Society for Architects recently asked me to write a series of articles for them outlining strategies for “The Resourceful City” by reprogramming existing urban infrastructure to serve new urban functions. The four-part series runs this month, and the first two installments are up now. The overall arc of the four parts is about urban […]

Hacking the Kinect to Prototype New Connections In Urban Spaces

In September I was invited to participate in “Builders at Play”, a quick-hit session in Amsterdam which functioned as something of a public space hackathon, finding ways in which connected technologies can transform public space. My starting point was something I’ve long been obsessed with – desire paths. Desire paths are the footpaths created by […]