PARTNER NEWS: PRATT INSTITUTE
A symposium and panel discussion in Brooklyn on November 8 will address the exhibition Designs for North American Cities Now
. Additional lectures are scheduled throughout the fall.
The recent wave of citizen protests — from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park to the streets of Athens — has brought renewed attention to the role of public space in democratic society. Here Jeffrey Hou shifts the emphasis from physical space to citizen action. We need to focus not just on ensuring the right to public assembly, he writes, but also on "the making and mobilization of the public
as an actively engaged citizenry."
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PARTNER NEWS: WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
The student-led symposium at Woodbury’s Burbank, California, campus will feature Linda Taalman, Max Kuo, Graham Sadtler and Charles Renfro, on October 6.
Places contributor David Heymann received ASLA’s 2012 Bradford Williams Medal for his article “Landscape Is Our Sex.” Kate and Andrew Bernheimer and their collaborators received an AIANY Design Award for their series “The House on Chicken Feet: Fairy Tale Architecture.”
JONATHAN MASSEY & BRETT SNYDER
From September 17 to November 15, 2011, activists and anarchists occupied Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. Here, in a sidebar to their essay on the physical places and online spaces of Occupy Wall Street, Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder present their maps of the park. Drawn at six different moments, these maps "track the transformation of a staid corporate plaza into a testing ground for radical ideas about the reorganization of society."
A new generation of Latin American women designers has emerged in the last couple of decades. The work of several exemplary firms has been organized by architect Nora Enriquez for an exhibition, Space Through Gende
r, now on view in San Francisco. We're pleased to present a selection, with commentary by Sandra Vivanco.
PARTNER NEWS: WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
Woodbury University extends its M.Arch program to the San Diego campus, offering two-year and three-year degrees beginning in Fall 2013.
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PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2008
The non-profit sector is a major player in promoting green urbanism. Here's what's happening in Little Rock.
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture is the first faculty in Canada to offer four post-graduate, built-environment professional degree programs: Architecture, City Planning, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design. All of these are based on a comprehensive non-professional Environmental Design undergraduate program that results in a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree. The Faculty of Architecture also offers a Ph.D. Program. The Ph.D. in Design and Planning in the Faculty of Architecture focuses on research in the following areas: Planning and Design Theory; Sustainable Planning and Design; Planning and Design Education; Planning and Design Practice; and Design and Planning Technologies. Through its focus upon design excellence, teaching and research, the faculty demonstrates its commitment to improving the quality of the built environment and associated ecological, economic, physical and social well-being of the global community.