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Nina Chase

Landscape Architect/Urban Designer in Pittsburgh

It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

PRESENTED ON OCT 06, 2016
IN PITTSBURGH, PA @ VOL 25

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

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Public Interest Design

BY SHANNON VAN ZANDT
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2015

Public Interest Design is a participatory design practice that brings the power of good design to address social issues for the benefit of the whole community. Shannon Van Zandt identifies the principles of Public Interest Design and shows examples from her work with students and partners working with disadvantaged communities.

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Phytoremediation and Landscape Architecture

BY ANNA SIECZAK
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Anna Sieczak is a landscape architect presenting the process of cleaning the soil through plants, known as a phytoremediation and its advantages when combined with landscape architecture for a regeneration of contaminated sites.

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Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces

BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15 ON SEP 07, 2010

The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America.  And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.

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Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture

BY ESTHER GERRARD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

In "Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture" From PechaKucha Night Dublin Vol. 8, based on her previous research, Landscape Architect Esther Gerrard talks about her ideas regarding "green spaces" and "urban acupuncture" to explore how they can be utilized to view public space differently. 

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Sculpting Community: Placemaking with Krasl Art Center

BY BILL LADITKA
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

What happens when you pair up the brains of Bill LaDitka, a Principal Architect and Julia Gourley, an Art Gallery Director?  You get a creative team from two agencies focused on PlaceMaking in St. Joseph, MI.

Bill is a Principal Architect at Wightman & Associates, Inc. in Benton Harbor, MI. He also is an Urban Designer, Place Designer, Strategist, Creative Visionary as well as one of our PKN City Organizers.

Julia is the Executive Director at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI. She holds a BFA, Fine Art Photography and a MSEd in Art Education. She is a member of various local crop-shares, cycle groups, and most obviously, many creative networks.

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Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change

BY DAVID WITTY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

Dave Witty is VIU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) affiliated with numerous national planning and architecture institutes. In his presentation, titled "Placemaking: Urban design as a catalyst for change," Dave walks us along a possible path for positive change right here in Nanaimo. 
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Placemaking with People!

BY MOJGAN RASOULI
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

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Reimagining Urban Places

BY HERE+NOW C.I.C.
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

How can underused city spaces be used to bring together community and reimagine their potential? 

HERE+NOW will be talking about how we can use our urban spaces more productively, illustrated with examples from their Space To Sit community build event, Hold Me Dear outdoor community photography exhibition and Wasteland Collective interventions and research.

A Landscape Architect passionate about making places better, Liz Thomas co-founded HERE+NOW in 2014 to put people back at the heart of design for the built environment. HERE+NOW is an Edinburgh-based landscape architecture studio that specialises in co-design. Integrating community engagement, prototyping, events and exhibitions from the very start of the design process, HERE+NOW work with local people to reimagine their local places through both longer term design outcomes and more temporary interventions.