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Preston J. Castille, Jr.

Social Engineer in Baton Rouge

Have you changed the world today?

PRESENTED ON NOV 13, 2018
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 10

Preston Castille is a self-described social engineer, who sees it as his responsibility to change and improve the world. Listen as he shares the way his personal and professional experience informs his inspiring vision for the future of our city. 

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City Urban Planning in Genoa

BY BEATRICE MORETTI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 26, 2012

Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)

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Planning for a Denser Urban Neighborhood in the Heart of Louisville

BY PATRICK PIUMA
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 05, 2013

Patrick Piuma -- organizer of PKN Louisville -- develops a case for the need for more density in Louisville, particularly a dense, modern neighborhood just south of downtown in an effort to provide more housing options and position Louisville for the new century of global competition for talent and to improve the city's quality of place.

 
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Pop-Up City

BY JOOP DE BOER
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 28, 2013

Today’s world cities deal with many problems related to rapidly increasing international societal, cultural, technologic and economic transformation processes. More variableness in economic, political and cultural patterns leads to new expectations and renewals of dynamic capacities of the city. The Pop-Up City is a blog that explores the latest designs, trends and ideas that shape the city of the future.

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What Are You Walking On?

BY GRACE ZHENG
@ VOL 21 ON AUG 15, 2014

Grace Zheng is a landscape designer at PBR HAWAII, a local planning and landscape architecture firm. She is one of the founding members of a local non-profit, Better Block Hawaii, a coalition dedicated to improving urban livability in Hawaii.

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Rethinking the Newark Waterfront

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices. 

Jae Shin is a partner at Hector, an urban design, planning & civic arts studio, where recent projects have included a memorial for an eco-feminist nun, a riverfront park, and a large-scale exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Newark, NJ, including a crowd-sourced scale model. Jae has recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at New York City Housing Authority, where she facilitated the agency’s efforts to define and implement design principles for safe, clean and connected communities. As an educator, Jae has led design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78

BY FRANK PALEN, ESQ., AICP
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

“Think of me as a time traveler. I’m going to take you back to a place called Buffalo in the 1970s.”

In Buffalo Entertainment District Project, 1977-78 from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, attorney and urban renewal advocate, Frank Palen, recalls the creation of a historic district for theatre and culture from a once abandoned rust belt urban core. From 1977 to 1979, Palen was Research Associate in the Center for Community Research and Development at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Environmental Design, serving as Coordinator of the Buffalo Entertainment District Project. The University at Buffalo’s graduate studio investigated the potential of promoting a theater district in what was then an increasingly abandoned section of Downtown, despite various setbacks and a challenging political climate. The result was a very high-profile effort that set an agenda for the redevelopment of Buffalo that continues today.

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Musical Chairs but in Real Life

BY DAN REED
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 02, 2018

Dan Reed is an urban planner who has years of experience looking at planning and urban development from the side of a planner as well as a resident. Here he discusses the challenges of zoning, planning, and community involvement.

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Our Future City

BY VANESSA LIRA
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

Vanessa Lira, an urban designer for the Atlanta Department of City Planning, talks about the Atlanta City Design, a new 400-page plan for the city. 

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De Uformelle Byskabere

BY ANDERS BOISEN
@ VOL 40 ON MAY 22, 2019

Aarhus-based Anders Boisen talks about the informal powers of change in the city: The people and the grassroots! How has the modern cityscape changed - how and who is changing it today? We, the people, should remember that we (and not only the legislators) have the power to change our city!
If you want more reminders of this, you can also read his book: "De Uformelle Byskabere"