news: December 2014 | Libraries!

On Thursday, 4 December, I had the enormous pleasure, along with Marble Fairbanks and James Lima Planning and Development, of joining the Center for an Urban Future and the Architectural League of New York in presenting and discussing the design work of the last few months at a day-long event including designers, policymakers, and advocates. The day's conversational hashtag produced quite a catalog of ideas (and continues to collect the ongoing discussion), and the content of the presentations and panels will be available soon from the Architectural League.

In the meantime...

  • the League has made some previews available,
  • CityLab has a great summary of the five design projects,
  • and Next City's Brady Dale has offered up a wonderful write-up on our team's proposals.

In other news, the fall semester's classes have wrapped up, and I am once again delighted at the capacity of my students. My special topics seminar on Datascapes & the Informal City wrapped up with the student's final review yesterday, and Daniel Latorre was kind enough to give the experimental premise a generous run-down on Twitter. (This semester includes some rather substantial changes; Its first incarnation is described here.) The new course will have its own site soon.