Planning

Exploring Placemaking in Mexico City

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Exploring Placemaking in Mexico City

This article discusses the adventures of exploring peacemaking in at the Foro Lindbergh section of Parque México in Mexico City. Finding what works isn’t about a couple of community meetings and setting the course for a couple of activities, but can mean a series of trials and error, as well as a continual willingness to be flexible and adventurous. I think this project emphasizes the importance of grasping the idea that the use of a space changes over time and with the dynamics of the groups that primarily use that...

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Design Criteria for Flood Resilience

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 | 0 comments

 

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The Nature of Cities

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 | 0 comments

The Nature of Cities

I think it’s helpful to know what people are reading and what they are finding useful in pursuing their goals for professional growth. I like to keep topics diverse, academic, and peer-reviewed. I like to know that the articles are not only well thought-out, but that the information has been corroborated with real-life experience or the research is consistent, repeatable, and useful. For instance, there are many common landscape  practices that are repeated and instructed throughout written, printed, and oral material, that when held up to actual research, are wrong. Yet information to...

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Best Streets Policies

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 | 0 comments

Best Streets Policies

Smart Growth America makes recommendations for policies that help create safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists, such as this report.

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Complexities of Urban Cleanup

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Complexities of Urban Cleanup

I know that Becca has been doing some work on the Gowanis Canal as a personal project.  I found this article that provides some in-depth analysis on waste removal in the Gowanus Canal. This article suggests a couple of options for treatment, including the use of Chrysopogon Zizanioides or Vetiveria zizanioides also known as vitivegrass. This grass has considerably high potential to become invasive. The use of native plants for cleanup is underway, but funding is limited for this type of research, it is difficult to find useful results, and it will take some time to develop strategies using...

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The New CO2 Epoch

Posted by on May 15, 2015 | 0 comments

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