Robert Fung talks about several urban reconstruction and remodeling projects he has worked on in the past, located in various areas of New Westminster. He looks at the identity of the city, and emphasizes the process of highlighting strengths when rejuvenating forgotten or abandoned districts.
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City Urban Planning in Genoa
BY BEATRICE MORETTI
@ VOL 1
ON FEB 26, 2012
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)
Planning for a Denser Urban Neighborhood in the Heart of Louisville
BY PATRICK PIUMA
@ VOL 10
ON FEB 05, 2013
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.
BY HEATHER TERNOWAY
@ VOL 13
ON MAR 06, 2013
Heather Ternoway is an urban planner committed to making planning more tangible and exciting. For over a decade, she has worked with communities large and small to improve quality of life through creative community-driven planning and design.
What Makes a Great City
BY JONATHAN X. CÔTÉ
@ VOL 2
ON APR 26, 2013
Jonathan X. Côté discusses the elements needed to make a city truly great. He states that Great Cities are not necessarily the biggest or most perfect places. However, a mix of certain aspects can turn a city into a fantastic place to live, and Côté shares with us just what it takes to create a great one.
Cultivating City Identity
BY NICOLAS D ROBITAILLE
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 27, 2013
Nicolas D Robitaille speaks on an architectural project he developed while in school as a means to reinvigorate the New Westminster downtown parkade and cultivate a strong identity for the city. He discusses the challenges currently plaguing the area, and shows off his impressive propostion that features the incorporation of new parks, gathering spots, and dining.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 17, 2014.
Transport and Urban Planning for People
BY JULIE ANNE GENTER
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION
ON MAR 28, 2014
As Julie Anne Genter — a Green Party member of New Zealand parliament — says, people need to get around the city, but there aren’t many choices. Cars take up a lot of space, create congestion, cost a lot of money, and make cities more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. Julie is working to implement people-oriented infrastructure, and remove outdated planning rules to make Auckland more efficient, liveable for its citizens.
"Presentation of the Day" on June 5, 2014.
BY JOOP DE BOER
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 28, 2013
Today’s world cities deal with many problems related to rapidly increasing international societal, cultural, technologic and economic transformation processes. More variableness in economic, political and cultural patterns leads to new expectations and renewals of dynamic capacities of the city. The Pop-Up City is a blog that explores the latest designs, trends and ideas that shape the city of the future.
What Are You Walking On?
BY GRACE ZHENG
@ VOL 21
ON AUG 15, 2014
Grace Zheng is a landscape designer at PBR HAWAII, a local planning and landscape architecture firm. She is one of the founding members of a local non-profit, Better Block Hawaii, a coalition dedicated to improving urban livability in Hawaii.
BY JEAN-MICHEL REED
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."
In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.