. .Here we leave you with our new presentation video for the master.
Hello friends, Did you like our previous post anouncing the Workshop: Barcelona Rethinking suburbia? This nine weeks workshop is a part of the Masters degree in Urbanism (Ph.D) where we will be putting into practice all the methodology discussed on the prior module. Here you have some of the main topics to face this emergent … Read more
In our fifth installment of case studies related to our program’s field of research and practice, we cover one of the hottest topics in urbanism today: retrofitting sprawl. The terminology varies, with “retrofitting suburbia” and “repairing sprawl” among the most popular labels, as urban planner Emily Talen explains in an interview conducted by our faculty … Read more
Here are this week’s Friday Faves…enjoy! Dutch Landscapes – Mishka Henner analyzes the peculiarly (or predictably?!) stylistic method of censorship employed by the Dutch on its sensitive sites on Google Earth imagery, “imposing bold, multi-coloured polygons…rather than the subtler and more standard techniques employed in other countries. The result is a landscape occasionally punctuated by … Read more
Extreme Urbanism 1: Reimagining Mumbai’s Back Bay - Drawing on Mumbai’s specific urban development experience from the past two decades, this Collaborative Studio and Research Project (2011) at Harvard Graduate School of Design considers how large-scale planning interventions could promote a plurality of visions for the city and how architects, planners, urban designers, and landscape architects can … Read more
This fall, the directors of our masters program Pere Vall-Casas and Carmen Mendoza published an article together with colleague Julia Koschinsky of Arizona State University in the urbanism journal Urban Design International. Titled Retrofitting suburbia through pre-urban patterns: Introducing a European perspective, the article outlines a unique approach to the issue of ‘retrofitting suburbia’, drawing … Read more
Funding: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Location: Barcelona Metropolitan Region, Catalunya, Spain. Metro Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Metro Phoenix, Arizona, USA Years of work: 2004 – Researchers: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain: Pere Vall–Casas (PI), Carmen Mendoza, Arizona State University, USA: Julia Koschinsky The analysis of pre-urban patterns is an important basis for developing strategies to retrofit … Read more