July 7, 2018

With their striking colors and circuitous forms, the street markets of Mexico City comprise a vital part of the everyday life and public culture of the metropolis.  Known as tianguis, this mode of buying and selling goods dates at least to the period of Aztec rule, and...

April 19, 2018

I am reviving the Urban Theory graduate seminar at Milano School of Urban Policy and Management at The New School.  (Click the image above to go to the course page).  The seminar has not been taught since Bob Beauregard departed our scrappy downtown university for the...

December 2, 2017

 --Estación Universidad, Mexico City, 2017.

The Second Interdisciplinary Conference

Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure History and the Social Sciences 

Università Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy

June 11-13, 2018 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Technology, Culture, and Socie...

October 31, 2017

Photographer David Helbich has an eye for the quirks, riggings, and make-do solutions that comprise a good measure of the everyday landscape of cities.  While his project "Belgian Solutions" traces these little interventions in the streets and neighborhoods of Brussels...

November 10, 2016

This Cityscapes post is a bit different from previous installments.  Ashley and I are headed to Mexico City in a couple weeks, so I am using this opportunity to record some notes that I have made on landscape forms that I'd like to see on the ground.  With a population...

September 29, 2016

These photographs comprise a love song for north St. Louis.  Over the last 20 years I have spent a lot of time in this part of the city, bicycling around, attending church meetings, working on projects, learning from elders.  Like many, I have a deep affection for thes...

July 30, 2016

Smithsonian Fellow Laura Belik (Parsons MA Design Studies 2016) looks through a box of archival documents for a project on African-American architects.  Laura studied architecture as an undergraduate at University of São Paulo, and has lent her talents to numerous proj...

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