the experience of being in the air and zooming through and over a place … the bicycle highline! http://www.re-architecture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/P1070329.mp4 cykelslangen! Eight years in the making. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/jul/14/bike-lanes-bridge-copenhagen-new-cycle-snake-cykelslangen
The bike culture is intense in Copenhagen. A complete bike infrastructure and flat terrain makes biking easy, safe and something EVERYONE does. I have seen a cargo bike with 4 young kids in it, a conservative man in traditional muslim clothing, women in spike heels, men in suits, and everything in between. As my colleague
Here are a few interesting articles about Zero Energy and the opportunities at the district scale. We must begin to think bigger than the individual buildings. As we think of clusters, blocks, districts, and cities new opportunities emerge. It can affect how we think of planning and design to consider the big picture – nut just in
ULI (Urban Land Institute) Fall Meeting was last week in Denver. There is always such a huge array of offerings at large conferences and I am but one person but a few trends seemed to emerge from my observations and discussions with others: – Enrique Penalosa spoke of a radical re-thinking of the city and especially the
After 2-1/2 weeks in China, it is interesting and striking to return back to Colorado and see in fact how much heavier and more impactful the American lifestyle really is. In the “Sustainable Urbanism”Seminar I am teaching at UC Denver this spring, we are exploring whether Denver can equal Manhattan’s per capita footprint: that is
Here is a first pass by the students in my class that have put a clearer process on the methodology for a Neighborhood Carbon Calculator that I developed for the class. They are also developing a fill-in-the blank Spreadsheet that will be tested on 5 different neighborhoods in Denver as well as one in Manhattan.
I am teaching a seminar this semester at the University of Colorado, Denver, College of Architecture and Planning on Sustainable Urbanism. What is that you might ask … as do I! But we are trying to find out and questioning the terms and approaches in the process. For one thing, the class is exploring the
I am teaching a seminar at University of Colorado at Denver on Sustainable Urbanism to graduate students in Urban Design, Architecture, Planning. One of the big questions is … what does sustainable urbanism even mean. What is sustainability? Why urbanism? One of the explorations I am interested in is the idea of SCALE: what approaches