Category Archives: Urbanism

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PARK(ing) Day with Green Roof Alliance

PARK(ing) DayIn the spirit of recapturing real estate devoted to motor vehicles and using that space to benefit the general public, I teamed with three other members of the Green Roof Alliance to design and construct a demonstration living roof … Continue reading

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I (cycle) CPH

I’ve been an urban cyclist since living in Frankfurt, Germany and while I’m certainly not a hardcore bike commuter, I do enjoy viewing new cities from the seatpost.  A recent trip to Copenhagen had me excited to be immersed into … Continue reading

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Jane’s Walk SF – 2010

San Francisco – Ball Park to South Park —- This walk focused on transitions between SOMA neighborhoods that endured incredible change over the last few decades, from a stark industrial stretch to the current mix of lofts and high-end retail … Continue reading

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Paris by the numbers

As if there wasn’t enough eye candy to devour walking and cycling throughout Parisian neighborhoods, I played a scavenger hunt game with myself – to seek out building numbers. My goal was 1-12, to supplement an upcoming calendar project, but … Continue reading

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Ira Keller Fountain

Situated across from the Keller Civic Auditorium in downtown Portland, the Ira Keller Fountain is a full-block sculpture/watergarden.  Originating with a serene, level plaza cut by several thin, submerged streams representing a myriad of natural water ‘conditions’– lazy stream, bubbling … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Habitat

This mural off the corner of 8th and Howard – Labyrinth Habitat — with its multiple hues and strong, diagrammatic imagery — is reminiscent of a Paul Klee painting. Despite the trash and grunge of the immediate surroundings, it’s a … Continue reading

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Silo at Sunset

As gentrification creeps into the east bank neighborhoods flanking the Willamette River in Portland, views such as this – the grainery silos along Interstate Road -will become rarer. Is it a bad thing? The demolition of these would be an … Continue reading

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