Op-Ed: Preserve What?

PRESERVATION + TEMPORALITY Let me take a moment to contextualise the terms of preservation and temporality, and position them as apparatus that contain both the best and the worst of humanity. Within the historical lineage of events leading to our …

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Op-Ed: Heart of Darkness

JUST CITY “As we sat over our vermouths he glorified the Company’s business, and by-and-by I expressed casually my surprise at him not going out there. He became very cool and collected all at once. “I am not such a …

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Op-Ed: Architects Obsess Over The Goose

SMALL CHANGE   Nabeel Hamdi introduces us to the humorous anecdote: “The law locks up the man or woman who steals the goose from the common. But leaves the greater felon loose who steals the common from the goose.” From …

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Op-Ed: Landscape Urbanism

To discuss the formation of Landscape Urbanism let us fist discuss the appropriation of the terms Ecology and Resilience by Urban Design; words that are brandished as a ‘correct’ form of environmental and social conduct – pitted against the autonomy …

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Op-Ed: What Is Urban Design?

Urban Design is a newly formed discipline, traversing the space between the more established fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning. It maintains an interstitial state, having been born of a need to bridge disciplines and render liveable our cities …

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Urban Futures: Foundations for a new theory

  Victor Hugo, when questioned about his book Notre-Dam by the king offered to give a tour of the city to explain the concept of the book. He proceeded to “read” the city to the king through the dominant architectural …

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Welcome: Planetary Planning Department (PPD)

THE PLANETARY PLANNING DEPARTMENT: Philosophy and Context       The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise and has got caught in his wings; …

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What we think when we think about climate

MANAGEMENT AND ENCOUNTERS ON THE FALL FROM UTOPIA   Urban Design operates in the interstitial state between architecture, landscape architecture and planning. Working between the aesthetic considerations of architectural objects and clairvoyance of planning, urban design forever aspires to the …

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Reporting From The Belly of The Beast

As some of you may or may not know, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design is considered the design factory of the east coast.  Where design ideas are quite tightly aligned to property development and free market econometrics. This places the schools …

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…And End (Philosophically Speaking)

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    If Mother Nature is the craftsman of biological life, then it is under her jurisdiction that all life forms fall. However, it was during adolescence of the conscious and intelligent man that he decided he had outgrown Mother …

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