Filipe Balestra offers up amazing insights into building in the urban villages of Rio de Janerio and India.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 21, 2013.
The PechaKucha Presentation WAVE for Haiti started on 20th February in Auckland, New Zealand and 117 cities and 20 hours later ended it San Francisco where Cameron Sinclair, Founder of Architecture For Humanity, was ready to give one of the final PechaKucha Presentations on this amazing day for Haiti! Take it away Cameron! View PechaKucha WAVEcast of the presentation on Ustream Architecture For Humanity
Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning. The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)
Patrick Piuma -- organizer of PKN Louisville -- develops a case for the need for more density in Louisville, particularly a dense, modern neighborhood just south of downtown in an effort to provide more housing options and position Louisville for the new century of global competition for talent and to improve the city's quality of place.
Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings. In his book he proposes solutions to problems facing modern urban designers, and takes a closer look at the shop house problem.