Monthly Archives: April 2011

The aesthetics of performance

“…Thanks for thinking of me re the architecture event. I’m actually in London next week but am flying out on the 4th. Discussions of architectural aesthetics are often dull in my opinion, because they only deal with how things look rather than how they work; the aesthetics of performance are more my thing – and […]

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Spatial layout, urban movement & human transaction

Download my presentation “Designing mobility for democracy: the role of cities” #demobility Thursday, 14th April 2011 from 1pm to 5pm NYU, Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium 60 Washington Square South, New York Summary Given the title of this event: “Designing mobility”, I want to turn to the subject of design and the role of […]

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Ed Glaeser at the American Planning Association

Notes from Prof Ed Glaeser’s keynote at the 2011 American Planning Association Conference in Boston, 12th April 2011 A city’s “innovative density” is provided by its urban connections. Historical urban growth and decline Historically, cities grew by water. As transport costs lowered (now 10% of a century ago) people and production did not need to […]

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Eduardo Rojas

Notes of a talk by Eduardo Rojas given to MIT Humphrey SPURS Fellows and Harvard Loeb Fellows at Stella Conference Room 7-338 MIT, 11th April 2011. Housing in Latin America 1900 25% urban 1985 4.7 family size 2000 75% urban 4.1 family size 2015 80% urban 3.5 family size Informal sector 1990s 60% new jobs […]

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Everyone in LA should have an equal opportunity of being eaten by a mountain lion

MIT Media Lab, 8th April 2011 In accepting the 2011 Kevin Lynch Award at MIT, Randy Hester gave a provocative speech about the enduring importance of urban design. Here is my tweetroll from the event. 18:06 At the 2011 Kevin Lynch Award Ceremony @MIT Media Lab, intro by Andres Sevtsuk. 18:30 Randolph T. Hester wins Kevin […]

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Weekly update

4th-10th April 2011 Tuesday Meeting with Joshua Kauffman, partner at beyondMEASURE. Attend “CityScans” talk by Anna Rose at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Loeb Fellows invite… public seminar of “Sparking Social Change“. Wednesday Skype meeting with Christian Beros, Space Syntax Romania. Tutorial with Harvard Graduate School of Design student. Meeting with Joshua Kauffman, partner at beyondMEASURE. […]

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Exhibition – “Chile. Beyond landscape”

14th April-17th May 2011 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania Space Syntax Romania director Christian Beros has curated an exhibition of Chilean architecture. “In the past 20 years, Chilean architecture has earned a place on the covers of some of the most prestigious journals, books and sites recognized by contemporary architecture. The projects presented are […]

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Anna Rose presents “CityScans” at the Harvard GSD

View and download Anna Rose’s presentation On Tuesday, 5th April, Space Syntax director Anna Rose gave a talk at the Harvard GSD on the use of Space Syntax in planning and urban design. She began by describing Berlin’s spatial transformation during the 20th century, showing graphically how the connected heart of pre-war Berlin was then […]

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“Loeb Fellows invite…” seminar on Food Systems

Wednesday, 6th April 2011 at 6:30pm Harvard Graduate School of Design, Piper Auditorium 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Weekly update

28th March-3rd April 2011 Monday Travel to London. Tuesday Meeting with Gail Mayhew. Filming for University College London Awards for Enterprise 2011. Meeting with Space Group research team at University College London. Meeting with Francisco Lamiquiz. Dinner with Space Syntax management team. Wednesday Space Syntax Company Meeting. Space Syntax Board Meeting. Meeting with Space Syntax […]

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Space Syntax & the future of urban planning software

Notes from a lecture given at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy 23rd March 2011 View a summary of the presentation on YouTube Opening comments Good afternoon. I am delighted to have this opportunity to report on my progress as this year’s Lincoln Loeb Fellow. My brief today is in two parts: first, to describe my […]

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“On your feet, Wellington”

An article in the New Zealand Dominion Post, titled “On your feet, Wellington” reports on Space Syntax’s proposals to reconnect the pedestrian infrastructure of the capital.

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“Loeb Fellows invite…” seminar on Sparking Social Change through Design

Tuesday, 5th April 2011 at 6:30pm Harvard Graduate School of Design, Portico Room 121 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Moderator Maurice Cox, UVA Panelists Marshal Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School Duarte Morais, North Carolina State University

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