BUFFALO Search Results: “cities”
A Number of Questionable Decisions
BY MICHAEL TUNKEY
@ VOL 14
ON NOV 17, 2015
"What I focussed on was creating this building that could act like a binocular or a telescope to the landscape."
In A Number of Questionable Decisions from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, Architect with CannonDesign Michael Tunkey, shares the story of how after 18 years of traveling the world, he and his wife decided to return home to a small farm in Upstate NY to build a eautiful contemporary with a scenic view ...and all the trials and tribulations of doing so… hilarity ensues.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, December 7th, 2015.
Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease
BY GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ
@ VOL 14
ON NOV 17, 2015
"I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."
In Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full-sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.
BY ANTONINA SIMETI
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"As newcomers in a city we should step back, clear our minds and look for clues. What do we see? What can't we see?"
In 20 Months from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, urbanist Antonina Simeti reads excerpts from her diary of experiences and perspectives drawn from the past 20 months living in Amsterdam, Berlin and Buffalo. Through everyday observations of the physical realm, Antonina tries to uncover and understand how cultural, political and economic values and systems are expressed in our cities.
How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature
BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"
In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
BY PEDRO MANUEL
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"I'm interested in the peaceful, private experience between each piece and its user."
In Design Life from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, designer and principal of Manuel Barreto Studio, Pedro Manuel shares a poignant and personal glimpse into his inspiration and practice, from Portugal to Buffalo, exploring how design affects our lives and the relation between the user and the environment.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016.
Foraging and Picking
BY BRIAN CARTER
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Architects are hunters and gatherers."
In "Foraging and Picking" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 17, professor of architecture Brian Carter provides a retrospective of twenty postcards from his many travels, highlighting what each image signifies in the mind of an architect. Carter reminds us that architecture can be an international language. It prompts travel, causing us walk into buildings, to meet people, and to listen, sense and smell the places that we go.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 21st, 2016.
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.
Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78
BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”
In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.
Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future
BY DEREK NICHOLS
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
“How do we change the way we design our cities’ energy systems?”
In Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator for the University at Buffalo (UB), Derek Nichols, describes a renewable energy initiative aiming to invest in the Buffalo, New York region while reducing energy costs for some of Buffalo’s largest institutions. This initiative is not just about the creation of power, but also empowering a new cohort of change agents through curriculum development and community engagement.
The Case for Transit
BY DOUGLAS FUNKE
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."
In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “cities”
117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.
Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.
We've had people of all ages do presentations in the PechaKucha 20x20 format, and that includes kids. Here is a collection of presentations we've shared on the site that were done by children in cities all over the world.
Once a year on February 20th — the anniversary of PechaKucha’s founding — we celebrate the proliferation of worldwide creativity, and the amazing interconnectedness of cities from all over. PechaKucha Global Night is a coming together — a time where we recognise that each PechaKucha Night is not alone, but part of something greater. Find a PechaKucha Night in your city and join in the global festivities!
The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.
Centre Culturel Aberdeen
Feb 23, 2012
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Nov 28, 2012
New Cities Summit 2014
New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks
Winspear Opera House
Jun 17, 2014
PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month
New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks
Apr 01, 2014
Jul 14, 2015
The City Observatory, Technology and Innovation Centre
Sep 25, 2015
Dec 10, 2016
Aug 18, 2017
RIAD - Giardino Farm Cultural Park
Jun 28, 2018
Leave My Heart in Vancouver
BY SHAWNA OLSTEN
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 13, 2013
"I wanted to take a risk and try something new."
In Leave My Heart in Vancouver from PechaKucha Night Vancouver Vol. 28, After an experimental phase in her youth, Shawna Olsten longed for a marketing spot in the action sports industry. She only had one, tiny stipulation: she had to do so in the city of Vancouver. Here Shawna speaks of her trials, triumphs, but mostly her gratitude to the city that raised her.
BY IVÁN GUERRERO
@ VOL 5
ON MAY 22, 2014
Los ponentes hablan sobre la comunidad generada a partir de un espacio de coworking.
Iván Guerrero: Egresado de Sistemas de la UANL, pero amante del Diseño y la fotografía. Cofundador de Coworking Monterrey y freelance tiempo completo.
Luis Rojas: Web Designer and Developer, Wordpress CMS expert. Entity information CSS3 + HTML5. Ninja with jQuery. Freelance
New York: City on a Grid
BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”
Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!
Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.
BY LAURA PIOVAN
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.
Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.
Rethinking the Newark Waterfront
Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices.
The Architecture of Entitlement
BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18
ON MAY 18, 2017
In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !
Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Ustreaming Global Cities Week
Some of the cities are streaming their PechaKucha Nights on Ustream, during the Global Cities Week. We can tell you that tonight (Thursday, February 23) you'll be able to catch our PechaKucha Night Vol. 89 here in Tokyo, hosted by PK co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham -- tune in here from 20:20 Japan time (GMT +9). Toronto will also be streaming its PKN Vol. 13, also happening tonight (from 19:30 Toronto time, GMT -5), and you can catch it here. Have fun watching!
City Focus: Istanbul
Last week we kicked off our new City Focus feature with Toronto, and this week we shine the spotlight on Istanbul. Led by organizer Nurten Mericer, the city will have its Vol. 16 later this week -- on Thursday, January 31, to be exact -- and you'll find all the details for that PKN as well as the list of presentations on the official event page. The image you see pictured in this post is from the "Coping with Istanbul" presentation by Murat Germen, from PKN Istanbul Vol. 13.
Greetings from PKN Cities
As part of this week's 10th anniversary celebrations, we asked PKN city organizers to send us a special greeting image that we will include in a special City Loop, to share at our PKN Tokyo Vol. 100 -- the City Loop is the slideshow that is shown at all PKNs before the the start and during the breaks, showing photos from PKN events around the world. We've received so many great ones, like the one you see pictured here, from the PKN Murcia organizers. We will also share this special City Loop with all city organizers, and so they may share it at a PKN near you.
The PechaKucha Night "City Focus"
For the past few months we've been highlighting one PechaKucha Night city a week on the front page of the site, as part of what we call the "City Focus" -- this week, the highlighted series is for the city of Izmir in Turkey. We haven't been keeping track of all the "City Focus" PKNs here in the Daily Blog, and that's something we're going to change starting now. Below is a list of all of the cities that have been featured so far -- and you can expect a weekly post here on the new chosen city (and here's the category link). From latest to earliest: New York, Markham, Barranquilla, San Antonio, Detroit, Bogota, Seattle, Pori, Tulsa, Springfield, MO, Beijing, Guatemala City, Daegu, Salt Lake City, Hanoi, Breda, Copenhagen, Atlanta, Louisville, New Westminster, Genoa, Aalen, Usti Nad Labem, Singapore, Portsmouth, Miami, Williamsburg, Beirut, Tokyo, Wellington, Stockholm, Istanbul, and Toronto.
Today we've hit another landmark, and that's the fact that we now have PechaKucha Nights in 700 cities! What's even more amazing is that we were celebrating 600 cities back in February, which means it has only taken 8 months for the last 100 cities to join. PechaKucha Night is 10 years old, and it's growing faster than it ever has!
Engaging Citizens with PechaKucha
PechaKucha used as a best practice for citizenship engagement? That's what happened in Vancouver. 5.Tell Stories – Storytelling can be effective in bringing together a diverse group of people to share experiences in how to improve community. Storytelling can be used to peak citizen interest in an issue and access local wisdom that other methods struggle to access. Storytelling can involve many different kinds of communication—for example, the City of Vancouver partnered with a highly popular monthly “PechaKucha” event to launch the Greenest City 2020 Conversation and the TalkGreentoUs.Ca website. The Pecha Kucha event brought together 13 local change-makers to speak on the subject of Vancouver’s effort to become the Greenest City in the World by 2020. It not only had the largest attendance of any city engagement event in Vancouver’s history, but it also particularly brought new people and demographics into the conversation. Read the full article here.
Over 800 Cities
This great big community of ours crossed yet another momentous milestone last week, as we are now in over 800 cities! From 1 series in Tokyo in 2003 to over 800 (in 111 countries) in 11 years is something that amazes even us.
An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities
Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.
PKN New West organizer is Citizen of the Year
PechaKucha Night New Westminster committee member, and PechaKucha Person of the Week, Jen Arbo is being recognized and interviewed in the New Westminster Record as the city's Citizen of the Year, and we at PechaKucha HQ couldn't be more proud of her. Check out the full interview here.
Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens
"Shouldn't we all pay more attention to the space around us?" In Empowering Street Artists, Activating Citizens from PechaKucha Urban Innovation Month Lisbon, Mario Rueda presents the importance of street artists within our local communities. Many think of vandalism and graffiti when they hear the words "street art", but people like Mario see the city in a very different light. Public spaces are taken over by advertisements and corporations, but the artists, performers, and musicians who share their creativity and seek to delight fellow citizens are treated like criminals. Book a Street Artist is a platform which seeks to empower artists and give back the city to citizens.