The course I teach for the University of British Columbia is being offered again this year as an online workshop, and registration is now open. As UBC describes it… In this workshop we look at the potential of reusing, repurposing, and re-imagining a wide variety of urban assets, including existing infrastructure, […]
On Thursday, October 1, 2015 I will be delivering the latest lecture in The American Planning Association’s “The Big Chance” lecture series in Chicago. In The Big Chance series, the APA (American Planning Association) selects leading voices in urban strategy and design and invites them to Chicago to present their work and viewpoints to a […]
For those who wonder what is on the mind of the world’s mayors, last week’s MIPIM Mayor’s Think Tank in Cannes, France was a rare opportunity to discover just that. In the Salon Royan of the Cannes Majestic Hotel, mayors and officials from cities around the world gathered to talk about what their cities were […]
What does the reconstructive Tommy John surgery that has given many injured baseball pitchers a second life and my urban renewal design strategies have in common? More than most are aware of. On Monday, February 10th I will be giving a public lecture at the Wentworth Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, Design, and Construction […]
On Wednesday, 14 September, I will be giving a talk and taking part in a panel discussion on the topics of Trust and the Internet of Things as part of PICNIC 2011 in Amsterdam. The PICNIC Festival is an annual three-day event that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new […]
I recently gave a keynote lecture to the World Urban Congress in Riga, Latvia, on creative strategies for difficult economic times. The Congress provided a fantastic overview of what is taking place in urban development across the world, but what I saw and heard also left me a bit cold. The reason is that largely, […]
A day spent judging the next gen of architectural thinking in Paris.