Workshop: Resourceful Design Innovation by Re-imagining Existing Urban Assets

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, materials, buildings, structures, systems, …

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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 …

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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 …

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