I’ve had about 3 different lecturers tell me to read Stuart Brand’s “How Buildings Learn”. Was very happy to find this 1997 BBC Series by Brand. This six-part, three-hour, BBC TV series aired in 1997. I presented and co-wrote the … Continue reading How Buildings Learn – Stewart Brand
Daniels B.E.S.T. Lecture: Jennifer Keesmaat “Integrating Walkability in Urban Design” On November 7, 2013, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto Jennifer Keesmaat presented the talk “Walking Your Talk – Integrating Walkability in Urban Design” as part of the Building, … Continue reading 2 Great Lectures on Walkability in Urban Design and Placemaking
It has been said that Central Park is New York’s “living room.” New technology firms and 21st century schools compete in creating collaborative workplaces forming “neighborhoods” connected by “streets” leading to “commons” or “town squares.” Flexibility and adaptability are king, … Continue reading Urban Design and Interior Design and Terminology | Sustainable Cities Collective
The Design Book: 50 city stories explored brings together projects of all kinds delivered for and with cities around the world. We examine the ideas that … Continue reading Design Book | Arup | A global firm of consulting engineers, designers, planners and project managers
What a cool little reserve. This is Cooper St Reserve in Surry Hills. Although it seems pretty quiet and disused, the potential of this space in … Continue reading Hidden Gems – Cooper St Reserve, Surry Hills.
The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces: William H. Whyte from Nelly Oli on Vimeo. This highly influential film in architecture and planning circles by William H. Whyte analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces. Observing the natural order … Continue reading The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces: William H. Whyte
Roberts Day’s Co-Founder, Mike Day, recently attended the inaugural Monocle Quality of Life conference in Lisbon. The exquisite Portuguese capital was the perfect setting to facilitate … Continue reading Monocle Quality of Life Conference | What is quality of life? | Roberts Day