A brief follow-up update from last month's talks (two events on practice, described here):
Excerpts of the text from my talk "Urban Operative | Operative Planning" on operative practices in complexity is now available at Blog:MG (the Office:MG blog), alongside a little annotation. The talk was part of the Columbia GSAPP Urban Planning Program's "Future of Planning Forum" aimed at discussing "the next chapter of urban planning worldwide." I discussed how we plan (i.e., how we make decisions for implementable action) in VUCA contexts, including quickly tracing theories on the practice of planning from the last fifty years.
Lastly, a reminder: I'll be participating in Columbia's one-day conference on multilingualism, multiculturalism, and the city, "Reading the City" on Friday, 1 May. The full program is now online, and registration is free. It'll be an interesting day discussing teaching the city and teaching with the city.