How to Operate on a City: Corrective Surgeries for Neglected Urban Areas

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 …

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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 …

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Reprogramming The City

This June, my exhibition Reprogramming The City opens at the Boston Society of Architects’ BSA Space gallery. A combination of exhibition, projects and events, Reprogramming The City will explore ways in which existing urban infrastructure is being re-purposed, reused and reinvented in cities around the world to change or increase its functionality in cities, and …

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