New Writings in The Guardian and others on Repurposing Urban Infrastructure

It’s been a tremendously busy  autumn, but I’ve finally found some time to collect the links from recent articles I’ve written on repurposing existing urban infrastructure and how design approaches should change to increase connectivity and creative capital in cities. These links and many more appear on my Writing page, but for quick access, here’s […]

Private vs Public: Space, Sharing, Trust and Design – A Talk at Social Cities Amsterdam

Tension between the private and public realm was a recurring component of last autumn’s news, as the users of public space and the stewards of those spaces, both private and municipal, clashed during the Occupy protests. The protests themselves bore the marks of tense private vs public realities, given the immense and disproportionate stores of […]

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 […]

Site-Specific Urban Design: The Call and Response of Street Art and the City

I think we’re missing the boat on street-level design R&D. That’s pretty much the summary of my latest essay and photo gallery exploring the visual and physical interplay which is taking place between urban intervention, street art and the urban landscape which was just published in the journal CITY: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action. When […]