Beneath our glass and concrete urban cityscapes lie subterranean landscapes, as varied and unique as their skyward counterparts. PechaKucha Night Asheville organizer Jay Hill discusses how we encounter and interact with underground spaces and communities, calling us to excavate issues in our communities through PechaKucha Night.
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Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.
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In "Child-Friendly in the City" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25, Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. In Ian's presentation, he challenges us to view our spaces through the eyes of the younger generation while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child-friendly cities.
What if the horse actually knows the way?
BY CECIL BOTHWELL
@ VOL 11
ON MAY 20, 2016
"This biggest problem with cars are the drivers."
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So You Created A City, Now What?
BY MAYA SANCHEZ
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 29, 2017
The honorable Mayor of the City of San Elizario, Maya Sanchez tells the story of a group of determined individuals worked tirelessly to save their community by creating a new city in 2013. As president of this group, it was assumed that Maya would run for mayor, but she almost did not. However, having birthed this new entity, she quickly realized that she and the group of community organizers that made it happen must not stop with it’s creation and ensure that the young City was set on the right path. Maya shares how the oldest community in Texas became its newest city with the story of the City of San Elizario from 1598 to 2017.