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Interviews


05.28.13: David Burney & Nancy Levinson

An Interview with David Burney: On New York and the 21st-Century City-State
On Places, an interview with New York City Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney, who reflects on the urban design record of the Bloomberg years, the post-Sandy recovery effort, and the rise of the 21st-century city-state.
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03.15.12: Julia Czerniak, Joe Sisko

UPSTATE: Design, Research, Real Estate
On Places, a profile of UPSTATE, the urban design center at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, including an interview with directors Julia Czerniak and Joe Sisko and a slideshow of projects.
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02.09.12: Marc Angélil, Jørg Himmelreich, Hubertus Adam & J. Christoph Bürkle

An Interview with Jacques Herzog
On Places, an interview with Jacques Herzog, who discusses the recent work of Herzog & de Meuron and the challenges of maintaining a creatively vital practice.
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01.19.12: Ila Berman & Mona El Khafif

Design, Research, Impact: URBANlab at CCA
On Places, a profile of URBANlab at the California College of the Arts, including an interview with Ila Berman and Mona El Khafif and a slideshow of projects.
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10.27.11: Adam Harrison Levy

Urbanized: An Interview with Gary Hustwit
An interview with filmmaker Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica, Objectified and the new documentary Urbanized, which opens this weekend in New York.
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10.24.11: David Adjaye, Nikolaus Hirsch, Jorge Otero-Pailos

On Architecture and Authorship: A Conversation
On Places, David Adjaye, Nikolaus Hirsch and Jorge Otero-Pailos discuss the complex relationship of architecture to authorship: Is the architect an author or service provider?
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09.20.11: Quilian Riano

Landscape Optimism: An Interview with Chris Reed
On Places, Quilian Riano interviews landscape architect Chris Reed, who describes the rise of landscape urbanism from an academic movement in the 1990s to an increasingly influential set of ideas and practices.
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04.14.11: Stephen Luoni, UACDC

Venture Design
On Places, a profile of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, which has turned Northwest Arkansas into a laboratory for the creative retrofitting of postwar suburbia.
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02.07.11: Brian Davis

The New Public Landscapes of Governors Island: An Interview with Adriaan Geuze
On Places, Brian Davis interviews landscape architect Adriaan Geuze of West 8 about his design for a major new public park on Governors Island in New York Harbor.
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06.29.10: Nicholas Pevzner and Sanjukta Sen

Preparing Ground: An Interview with Anuradha Mathur + Dilip da Cunha
On Places, an interview with landscape architects Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, focusing on projects from the Mississippi to Mumbai.
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06.14.10: Brian Davis, Julienne Schaer

Building Brooklyn Bridge Park: An Interview with Matthew Urbanski
On Places, landscape designer Brian Davis interviews Matthew Urbanski, principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, about Brooklyn Bridge Park, a major new public park in New York City.
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02.08.10: Nate Berg

The Olympics and the City
Vancouver planning director Brent Toderian talks with Planetizen's Nate Berg, about how the city has met the urban design challenge of playing host to the Winter Olympics.
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09.18.09: Kees Christiaanse

Curating the Open City
Kees Christiaanse, curator of the Rotterdam Architecture Biennale, outlines a compelling vision of the open city of the 21st century.
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07.05.07: Alexandra Lange

Don't Call David Adjaye A Starchitect
Lauded and pilloried (well, by one client), the U.K. sensation, David Adjaye, heads to our shores.
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07.15.83: Kathy Halbreich, William Porter and Lois Craig

An Interview with James Turrell
A 1983 interview with James Turrell, then beginning his transformation of the Roden Crater. The monumental work is scheduled to open to the public in 2012.
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