Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
|The threatened David and Gladys Wright House, |
Frank Lloyd Wright, Phoenix, 1952.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
This exhibit would be especially useful to URS sophomores and juniors looking to see what the Rome Workshop will be like.
Exhibition Presentation and Reception
Date: November 1st
Where: 115 W. Sibley Hall
The exhibit will be on display in the West Sibley Gallery from November 1st-November 12th.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
|Image provided by Allison Arnold|
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
|Image provided by Jeffrey M. Chusid|
Opening reception and informal presentation
An exhibition, opening simultaneously in the City and Regional Planning (CRP) Gallery, Cornell University, and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The exhibition was curated by arch i platform, Delhi, and Venhoeven CS Architecture + Urbanism, Amsterdam.
DELHI2050 is an initiative of arch i, an architecture firm based in Delhi, collaborating with Indian and Dutch experts to fundamentally rethink the future of Delhi and its surrounding region, an area of some 46 million people whose rapid economic and population growth is dramatically outstripping the area’s infrastructure, natural resources, and social institutions. Phase one of the project resulted in four physical ‘thinking’ models of future development, which toured the city on pushcarts, evoking responses from a wide range of residents. Phase two used these conversations to help develop a process not only for spatial planning at various scales (from street level to regional), but also for utilizing a robust network of researchers and designers across disciplines and borders to propose a range of possible scenarios that would serve as an alternative to the existing Delhi Master Plan.
Comments by Jeffrey M. Chusid, associate professor, CRP; Aditya Ghosh, architect, arch i, and M.Arch. candidate, Cornell; and Neema Kudva, associate professor, CR
Thursday, April 12, 2012
|Image provided by Christopher Hayes|
- Plenary Session: “Activist Planning: Making Local Movements National”
- Food Systems: Presentations on Urban Agriculture, Equitable Access, and Regional Systems
- Housing: Presentations on Community Land Trusts and Just Housing
- Economic Dev: Presentations on Labor Coalitions, Manufacturing Retention, and Job Training
- Sustainability: Presentations on Hydrofracking Response and Coalitions for Environment
- Neighborhoods: Presentations on School-Community Partnerships, Gentrification, Preservation
- Mobile Workshops and Charrettes on above topics with local organizations in the Ithaca area
- Social Networking Events in the Community: Good food, discussion, and fun!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
|Photo / SMAQ architecture urbanism research|
More information at http://aap.cornell.edu/events/informalized-city/index.cfm
Friday, March 30, 2012
Advocacy through Interactive Media: Using Blogging and Web Video to Effect Change
|Provided by Cornell AAP|
Act 1: Blogging for Big Change with Ben Fried, editor-in-chief of Streetsblog.org…Anyone can start and run their own blog. But how do you build and retain a substantial audience? How do you get policy-makers and influencers to pay attention? How do you write a headline, make a post go viral and raise money to keep yourself going? Learn the tricks of the trade.
Act 2: Streetfilms University with Clarence Eckerson, producer of Streetfilms.org…Learn how to create powerful web videos for advocacy, education and policy changes. Capture the essence of your message in inexpensive and entertaining ways. See how humor, animation and man-on-the-street interviews can be used to tell your story.
Monday, March 12, 2012
|Image provided by Cymone Bedford|
Last Saturday, Powell gave an hour's presentation on his findings working in the Bronx. He also opened the stage for Cornell graduate students and researchers to ask questions about how to best incorporate and collaborate with the environmental and community development efforts of people of color in poor urban communities. The event had an excellent turnout from the Department of City & Regional Planning, Art, and Architecture as well as from the Departments of Development Sociology and Natural Resources. Cymone Beford (MRP 12'), the organizer of the event, said it, “represented a step towards further collaboration between CRP graduates and URS undergraduates concerned about diversity. Planning Students for Diversity (PSD) and Minority Organization of Art, Architecture and Planning (MOAPP) helped put this together.” Others who assisted in organizing the event that should also be recognized included Brandon Taylor, Ujijji Davis, and Nicolas Savides.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
|Image provided by Zeewan Lee|
What do you like about the CRP program? What do you wish it had provided? Call to Action is an annual event in which CRP students gather to examine these questions and look at potential solutions. In the past, topics that have been discussed include the curriculum, career preparation, student advising, and life at Cornell. Not only is Call to Action a great way to communicate your experiences in the program, but it also provides practice building your planning skills. At Call to Action, student concerns are gathered, sorted, and then formally presented to the faculty in a Town Hall format. If you have questions about the event please contact Zeewan Lee. Pizza will be provided!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The project relates to planning in the sense that they had to determine how best to address the needs of a community of people. Rebecca observed, “Not unlike rural poverty in the US, many of the villager’s challenges were related to a lack of reliable transportation, inaccessible services due to low income, poor rural infrastructure, and educational or language barriers.” Many of the villages and communities had become so accustomed to receiving sporadic assistance from NGO’s and NPO’s, that they have been conditioned into thinking they couldn’t solve their own problems. Rebecca attested that, “It’s a clear example of why planners need to start thinking more about food accessibility within their scope of work.”
Over the course of the spring semester the team will be compiling the information gathered and formulating recommendations for CRS. They hope that the insights gained from the interviews and focus groups will shed some light onto how nutrition status can be improved through efforts that CRS is already engaged in.
|Giraffes in Chobe National Park. Image provided by Rebecca Gershon.|
|The team conducted a mapping exercise in a school in the village of Mweke. Image provided by Rebecca Gershon.|
|A group of mothers worked on a daily food chart in Imulunga. Image provided by Rebecca Gershon.|
Friday 17th February
Introduction to Adobe PhotoShop and InDesign Workshop
4pm - 6pm, Sibley Rm 305 (Third Floor Lab)
Grace Zheng, Cristen Chinea
Friday 24th February
Introduction to AutoCAD and Sketchup
4pm - 6pm, Sibley Rm 305 (Third Floor Lab)
Tomas Moller-Holtkamp, Vidhee Garg
Friday 9th March
Tricks to Research: Learning RefWorks
3pm - 4pm, Sibley Rm 305
Jim Knower (Mann Library)
Tuesday 13th March
Basics of Real Estate Finance: De-Mystifying the Pro-Forma.
4.30pm - 6pm, Sibley Rm 115
Tuesday 27th March
Participatory Tools for International Development
4.30pm - 6.30pm, Sibley Rm 115
Eva Birk, Marshall McCormick
Friday 6th April
Introduction to Historical Preservation
3pm – 5pm, Sibley Rm 115
** Other tentative sessions that are currently waiting for confirmation on scheduling are 'Dynamic Presentations' (Presented by Tony Liao and Christopher Langone, Dept of Communication) and 'Media, Press, and Lobbying' (tentative title).
|Image provided by Maren Hill|
Introduction - Neema Kudva
John Gaventa, Director, Coady International Institute, VP of International Development, St. Francis Xavier University
Seeing Like a Citizen: Strategies for Citizen Engagement in the Global South
Elliot Bronstein and Jacque Larrainzar, City of Seattle
The Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative: What happens when a city government decides to end racism?
Victoria Beard, Associate Professor of Planning, Policy and Design at the University of California at Irvine
Community-Based Planning and Urban Poverty in Southeast Asia
Faranak Miraftab, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Transnational Developments: Rethinking Local and Global in CommunityDevelopment Processes
Mi Shih, China Research Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney
Rights, Property Development, and Urban Planning in Transitional China
Pamela Jerome, Wank Adams Slavin Associates and Columbia University
The Challenges of being a Female Preservation Architect working in the Middle East
Marie Cieri, Co-Director, Artists-in-Context, Cambridge, MA;
Critic in Graduate Studies, Rhode Island School of Design Adventures in Alternative Mapping
No talk (spring break)
Andrew Rumbach, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Family, the Fale, and the Village: Planning for Disaster Resilience in American Samoa
The Sustainable Rural Cities Project in Chiapas, Workshop Project, CRP-Fall 2011
A Rights-based Analysis of the Sustainable Rural Cities Program in Chiapas, Mexico
Design Tactics and Informality Conference, AAP —
Rahul Mehrotra, Neil Gershenfeldt, Alfredo Brillembourg, Priti Parikh
Paul Smoke, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Emergence of Recentralization in Developing Countries: Forms, Motivations and Consequences
|Image source: http://www.trb.org|
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Additionally, Marshall was selected to participate in a CIIFAD SMART trip in the Dominican Republic. He and a group of four other SMART fellows conducted a feasibility study of farmers cooperatives in the San Juan region of the Dominican Republic. Their aim was to help farmers reduce costs or increase productivity. The group encouraged the famers to create a cooperative which would help reduce interest rates, access funds from real banks, and begin to offer loans against group assets such as building, tractors, etc and buy items in larger amounts at a cheaper cost. The SMART fellows also advised on constructing a storage facilities to hold goods for several months when prices are higher.
Monday, January 23, 2012
January 25 at 5pm, Kimball B 11
January 30 at 5:00 Mann Lobby 102
January 31 at 5:00 Sibley 157
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
To do this George worked with producers of an "edu-tainment" program that embeds sustainable development messages in a soap opera called Makutano Junction. The producers, a non-profit in UK, enlisted the help of SMART fellows to help with script ideas for a new show. As part of this project George spent five days in rural villages talking to farmers about what themes would work for the show and learning about their farming practices. George focused on asking questions about popular conceptions of climate change within the culture. George noted: "We wanted to gauge the extent of climate knowledge - causes, results, remedies. We also wanted to see if there was conflict with traditional or cultural practices."
SMART fellow Hajra Hafeez-ur-Rehman (CIPA), farmer, and George holding melons
Photo credit: George Homsy
Group Photo with SMART fellows and farmers
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The course involved interviewing members of the federal government and associated political organizations on a specific issue.
Eva Birk explored the partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department called the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. Eva explored why the Partnership's budget had been cut this year. She found that concepts like "livability" do not attract congressional support. Instead, programs need to be advocated for with the use of arguments based on economics.
Jennifer Pierce worked on Roadless Areas, a categorization of federal lands which is slightly less strict than wilderness (the most strict land use category). Jennifer found that environmental policies enacted on a nation-wide level are difficult to implement on a local level due to regional variations. Jennifer found that some solutions to this problem include:
(1) mandating minimums rather than ideals
(2) allowing for flexibility of solutions, or
(3) allowing exceptions for particular states.
Alyson Fletcher worked on policies on sustainability in urban revitalization. She specifically examined polices and programs as they pertain to brownfields, urban waters, and vacant lots/abandoned properties. She discovered that there were differing perspectives on the roles and degrees of involvement the federal government should play in urban policy. She was encouraged by a new partnership modeled off of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities that creates an inter-agency collaboration on solving urban water issues.
The ladies mentioned the following as being highlights of trip:
Monday, January 9, 2012
Partnership for Sustainable Communities
Boris is organizing a Cornell team together for the event which will work from campus. If you are interested please contact him by January 14 at email@example.com.