Monthly Archives: March 2011
21st-27th March 2011 Monday Dinner with Andy Cao, Loeb Fellow. Tuesday Seminar with Loeb Fellows. Wednesday Meeting with Space Syntax group at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Delivery of Lincoln Lecture at Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Thursday Mid Term reviews with Felipe Correa’s studio at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Dinner with Loeb Fellows […]
“Demonising Wikipedia won’t work. It’s massively used and it’s in all our interests to make it massively better.” Nieman Journalism Fellow and BBC reporter Philippa Thomas comments in her blog on the myth and reality of Wikipedia. Here’s the full post.
14th-20th March 2011 Monday Discussion with Martin Butterworth, Managing Director of Space Syntax Australia, re Space Syntax Business Plan. Tuesday Meeting with Paul Cote, Lecturer in GIS at the Harvard Graduate School of Design re Space Syntax and GIS technologies. Discussion with Anna Rose, Director of Space Syntax Limited re her forthcoming visit to the […]
7th-13th March 2011 Monday Discussions with Utile Architecture & Planning regarding the redesign of Boston’s City Hall Plaza. Tuesday Meeting with Alan Penn and Steven Schooling re Space Syntax Business Plan. Mid Term Reviews with Prof Rahul Mehrotra’s Mumbai Studio students. Dinner with Loeb Fellows and Loeb Alumnus Damon Rich. Wednesday Meeting with Ed Parham […]
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28th February-6th March 2011 Monday Teaching on the “Design Policy Law” class at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Loeb Fellows dinner with Senior Loeb Fellow, Dr Arjun Appadurai. Tuesday Meeting with Ed Parham re Space Syntax Business Plan. Wednesday Meeting of the Space Syntax group at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Lecture: “Matter, […]
In urban design & military operations – effective networks are more important than multiple connections
Following last week’s post on the subject, National Defense Magazine provides another example that highlights the risks of multiple connections and the benefits of an effective network: U.S. Troops Loaded With Technology, But Can’t Harness the Power of the Network A couple of quotes from the piece: Key to this strategy is to sync up […]
Cambridge, MA is a city of formal, historic architecture. Harvard Yard and Brattle Street (pictured) are its poster children. Yet, away from these greats, there are many buildings that are simply fun. One block back from Mass Ave, Franklin Street is the setting for a cluster of quirky, joyous homes. From a distance, their politely pitched […]
Yesterday I took part in a role play in Dr Mike Hooper’s class on “Urbanization & International Development” at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The class was divided into three groups and given 20 minutes to prepare proposals for upgrading an informal settlement on land in the centre of an imaginary city, “Urbanopolis”, […]
I spoke today to Dr Joyce Rosenthal’s “Environmental Planning & Sustainable Development” class at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. My presentation “Carbon emissions & spatial connections” can be viewed on Slideboom.
Matter, Material, Materiality: Thoughts on the Social Life of Design Arjun Appadurai Piper Auditorium, Harvard University Graduate School of Design 2nd march 2011 A rich and widely placed lecture. Limitation Architecture as the means of limiting possibilities of fashion. Planning as the means of limiting the possibilities of architecture. Intangible infrastructure The effortful production of […]
21st-27th February 2011 Monday Museum of Science, Boston. Tuesday Open Source Urban Planning Software conference call. Wednesday Boston Common. Boston City Hall Plaza. Quincy Market. USS Constitution. Bunker Hill Monument. Thursday Harvard Yard. Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Cambridge Public Library. Friday New England Aquarium. Saturday John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.
For digital users 2010 was the year to get connected; 2011 will be the year to become networked. It is one thing to buy an iPhone, join Facebook and Twitter, get a blog, friend and follow. It is another to keep it all going. Already, people are being encouraged to unplug. But why unplug when […]
I spoke yesterday to Prof Jerold Kayden’s “Design Law Policy” class at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. My presentation “Performance planning – urban measurement, analysis & forecasting” can be downloaded from Slideboom.