Downtown Art Walk

Soundscapes is a place-specific project centered on urban issues, and includes a series of sonorous interventions that serve as a sonic mapping of urban nodes. Conceptually, the nodes and interventions represented in Soundscapes link to regional and global concerns and mirror the overall phenomenon of urbanization. Soundscapes examines sound work as an aesthetic response to urbanization and its potential as a transgressive medium within place and geography.

In addition visit the Map and Model Shop because we will be hosting a Mixmental Mapping installation. The
project documents people’s mental trip patterns overlaid on an 8ft by
4ft abstract painting of organic forms, colors, and textures.



Less Is More: Highway Removal Could Make Buffalo a Better City

Harvard Economist Ed Glaeser wrote a controversial article a few years ago that highlighted the multiple, failed, federal government-backed interventions aimed at saving Buffalo from post-industrial decline. The city tried a $9 million downtown urban renewal project, a $50 million waterfront redevelopment project and $500 million metro rail project with mixed results, leading Glaeser to […]

Re: Streets

re:street is a public conference that can serve both as an introduction to the new science of streets and as a basis for discussion about the form of the future city. The conference is jointly organized and hosted by the Bauhaus Universität Weimar in Germany and California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Students of both […]

L.A. Live, Pinnacle of Modern Design, or Bad Urbanism?

How do Los Angeles’ residents want their city, and neighborhoods, to develop?  Are big projects that raise a lot of money for developers and provide entertainment and dining for thousands of people better than smaller developments that better serve the communities in which they are placed? That debate has been a hot one for decades, […]