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City Repair's Placemaking Guidebook 2nd Edition By City Repair
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City Repair is a small grassroots non-profit that supports and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. This guidebook provides a detailed overview of... More > creative community placemaking and how to start making your community a better place. Every neighborhood – indeed, every street – is different in terms of history, environment, project possibilities and constraints. This Guidebook begins where most American communities find themselves: socially isolated, yet relatively stable. If you are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood where people are already engaged in community building, then start wherever it makes sense. Keep in mind, however, that even the most socially active neighborhoods include people who feel disempowered and might benefit from the initial steps of the placemaking process. This guide is not a “recipe” for placemaking. These ideas are here for your reference and are meant to be a springboard for your imagination!< Less
Re:mediations 1 By Christopher Hight & Michael Robinson
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This book documents a selection of student work from a third-year undergraduate studio at Rice University School of Architecture
Portfolio Ximing Chen By Ximing Chen
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Selected works from GSAPP MSAUD 2013-2014: The Urban Design curriculum exploits the pedagogic potential of the studio as a form of design-based critical inquiry. Studio projects focus on topics... More > related to contemporary Urban Design practice. All three studios emphasize a multi-scalar approach to the urban site (local, neighborhood, metropolitan, regional and global scales), and view Urban Design as an inter-disciplinary practice that negotiates between diverse actors in the urban dynamic. By proposing an expanded architecturally-based teaching model for Urban Design, the program advocates working from the “ground up” rather than adopting a “top down” master-planning approach. It takes advantage of architecture’s traditional concerns for site specificity, spatial experience, construction logics, economics of organization, morphology and physical form, while also engaging realms of knowledge associated with disciplines such as urban ecology, urban geography, and landscape design.< Less
Los Angeles: A History of the Future By Paul Glover
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This is the first attempt to systematically describe how an existing metropolis could become ecologically stable. Los Angeles is rebuilt during several decades so that its current number of... More > inhabitants grow most of their own food and capture most of their water within the region; so that fossil fuel use is cut to a fraction; so that cars are replaced by trollies and bicycle paths. While most utopias float beyond reach, this one provides a ladder to the future. Extensively illustrated, and with paintings by Thomas Slagle.< Less
Funki Shui:Living in harmony with nature By Erin Alexander (Akofa Oyin)
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Blessing us with her love of nature, her understanding of healing environments and her knowledge of ecological design, Erin Alexander has created a unique combination of traditional spiritual... More > practices and ancient science. Funki Shui brings to us a synthesis of ritual,ceremony,natural placement and ecology that will change our way of looking at design and transform our lives. As exciting as it is innovative, Funki Shui is a divine and loving gift that can benefit us daily and contribute to our spiritual evolution.< Less
saltfront By saltfront
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We live at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, experiencing the dramatic change in our own landscapes, from degraded skies to rampant industrial and commercial development. We're asking this... More > question: How shall we live? Some of us are poets, urban planners, and rap artists, others are academics, activists, and park rangers. We want to tell many kinds of stories, the stories of deserts and salt lakes and religious pioneers and inner city vegetable gardens, cat and dog stories, garbage and compost stories. We want to tell the stories of people in cities and on farms, of people who wander through disrupted landscapes and wonder where this all ends up.< Less
Carson Portfolio By Brian Carson
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This edition of my portfolio includes projects during my time as a landscape and architectural design student in the United States and Brazil. My projects focused on designed ecologies,... More > experiential education, and the innovative and responsible reuse of urban infrastructure.< Less
Mission Zero Corridor Blueprints [Executive Summary] By Georgia Tech School of Architecture and Georgia Conservancy
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Highways everywhere connect our communities but also create critical divides. This pervasive infrastructure is continuously maintained, rebuilt and expanded, yet thoughtful dialogue on highway... More > impacts and detriments have not been addressed. This Mission Zero® Corridor Blueprints project examines possible reinvention for the future of highways to have only positive impacts on our communities and our environments. The Georgia Conservancy’s Blueprints for Successful Communities program, in partnership with graduate students from the College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology and urban designers from Perkins+Will, examined the potential that may exist to transform highway corridors to roadways that have far less degrading environmental impacts.< Less
OTREC-RR-10-14 By Catherine de Rivera
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One of the most obvious impacts roads have on the natural world is direct mortality to individual animals that attempt to cross roads. A less obvious but likely more important impact of roads on many... More > species is habitat fragmentation. The ability for individuals to travel between subpopulations is the key to genetic diversity as well as ultimately the survival of the species. This study examines the effectiveness of a variety of under-road passage structures for a community of animals in an urban wetland at a location which includes a bridge, two box culverts and eleven round concrete culverts to facilitate wildlife passage as well as a mammal fence atop an amphibian/reptile wall. Our results indicate that large and medium mammals overall did not use passages less than would be expected based on their local movement in habitats.< Less
OTREC-RR-10-14 By Catherine de Rivera
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One of the most obvious impacts roads have on the natural world is direct mortality to individual animals that attempt to cross roads. A less obvious but likely more important impact of roads on many... More > species is habitat fragmentation. The ability for individuals to travel between subpopulations is the key to genetic diversity as well as ultimately the survival of the species. This study examines the effectiveness of a variety of under-road passage structures for a community of animals in an urban wetland at a location which includes a bridge, two box culverts and eleven round concrete culverts to facilitate wildlife passage as well as a mammal fence atop an amphibian/reptile wall. Our results indicate that large and medium mammals overall did not use passages less than would be expected based on their local movement in habitats.< Less