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Melissa Higgs

in Vancouver

Possibilities in Urban Space

PRESENTED ON MAY 08, 2018
IN VANCOUVER @ VOL 45

Melissa shows us the power of architecture and design to change the way we view spaces, and how we can develop connections in those spaces. 

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Urban Textile Landscapes

BY COLLEEN CLINES
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Colleen Clines, Co-Founder & CEO of Anchal Project & dyeScape in Louisville, discusses how bringing together her passion for urban spatial design and social entrepreneurship is addressing vacant land in the city.

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Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture

BY ESTHER GERRARD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

In "Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture" From PechaKucha Night Dublin Vol. 8, based on her previous research, Landscape Architect Esther Gerrard talks about her ideas regarding "green spaces" and "urban acupuncture" to explore how they can be utilized to view public space differently. 

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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping

BY NINA CHASE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 06, 2016

"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."

In It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping from PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25, Landscape architect and urban designer Nina Chase talks about temporary fun, public space, and urban transformation. She shares the power of prototyping and the impact design have in the communication between public spaces, the city council and the community. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017. 

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Reclaiming our Cities: A Brief Look at Organic Use of Space

BY DANNIEL ROUMIAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

Danniel Roumian takes us to Madrid and back to Yerevan, questioning how to take ownership of and rethink the spaces around us.

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Spaces that Invite and Inspire

BY JOSEPH FRY
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Joseph takes us through the development and redesign of urban spaces, as his designs welcome people to connect, play, and feel inspired. He talks about reconnecting the natural surrounding with the urban. 

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Bringing People Back to the Cityscape Through Space Activation

BY CHRIS & MELISSA BRUNTLETT
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Chris and Melissa are the co-founders of Modacity. They started by looking at how cities spaces worked before cars dominated the streets. Then they showed us numerous space activation in cities around the world, and the possibilities that exist in Vancouver. 

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Geneva’s major urban projects – 20 pictures to discover how Geneva will change!

BY VINCENT LUSSER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 31, 2018

Geneva’s dynamism goes hand in hand with ambitious urban developments, some of which are already under construction. New housing areas, the Léman Express rail network, the Nations road and tunnel or public equipment and infrastructure marking the canton’s energy transition: these projects will further enhance Geneva’s attractiveness as well as quality of life for all.

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Fitzgerald Neighborhood Revitalization Program

BY WES MICHAELS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

Wes Michaels is a founding principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels landscape architects based in New Orleans. His current work as principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels focuses on the interplay between culture and the environment in parks, streets and urban open space networks.

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Sustainable Urban Ideas for Small Towns

BY BLAKE LAVEN
@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Blake Laven is a registered professional planner with a keen interest in downtown revitalization, affordable housing work, community visioning and promoting positive urban development. He has some pretty awesome ideas to share about making life more fun and sustainable for people in the small, picturesque town he calls home.