Tagged with “architecture” (121)
Putting a value on the future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
We all know the choices we make today can impact on our future. In this program we explore the complex processes through which we put a value on future developments.
Imagine Los Angeles as a city of parks and green-spaces; or a metropolis where cars are eschewed for light rail. Both scenarios were once seriously considered by city authorities and then rejected. Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin are putting the final touches on an exhibition called ‘Never built LA’ – an exploration of what the great city could have been if town planners and politicians had chosen a different path.
Economist and philosopher, Fabien Medvecky, helps us understand why bad decisions about the future may actually have been sound decisions in their time.
And Marina Gorbis, from The Institute Of The Future, explains how their Foresight Engine project can aid us in becoming more ‘future literate’.
Greg Goldin, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine.
Sam Lubell, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper.
Fabien Medvecky, Research Fellow and Lecturer, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland.
Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of The Institute For The Future.
Resources: Never Built LA- Exhibition Details (http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt)
Fabien Medvecky’s profile (http://uq.academia.edu/FabienMedvecky)
Institute For The Future (http://www.iftf.org/home/)
Foresight Engine project (http://www.iftf.org/what-we-do/foresight-toolkit/collaborative-forecasting-games/foresight-engine/)
An interview with world leading sound recordist Chris Watson on the problems of noise, its threat to human health and its impact on the natural environment.
More information: http://onthenatureofthings.com/2012/01/18/chris-watson-on-noise/
The Panel: Living in the City - By Design - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A whopping 64 percent of Australians live in our state capitals alone. For this weekâs panel Janne Ryan takes us in-the-field to a kitchen bench in the city of Brisbane where a group of thoughtful people gathered together to discuss the problems and challenges of urbanisation.
Kowloon Walled City was the densest place in the world, ever.
By its peak in the 1990s, the 6.5 acre Kowloon Walled City was home to at least 33,000 people (with estimates of up to 50,000). That’s a population density of at least 3.2 million per square mile. For New York City to get that dense, every man, woman, and child living in Texas would have to move to Manhattan.
To put it another way, think about living in a 1,200 square foot home. Then imagine yourself living with 9 other people. Then imagine that your building is only one unit of a twelve-story building, and every other unit is as full as yours. Then imagine hundreds those buildings crammed together in a space the size of four football fields.
We can’t really imagine it, either.
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Can you design a great park by committee? Also, Japanese design, on display at Dwell on Design and Little Tokyo Design Week. Plus, the new Los Angeles Design
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