Archive for the 'urban planning' Tag

The Design Trust + CFDA + Jordan Alport FTW!!

08 Feb 2010

Jordan Alport was selected as a 2010 fellow with the The Design Trust / Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). He will be helping to create and launch Made in Midtown, a study about the role that the Fashion District plays in the life of NYC. As explained by The Design Trust: New York […]

The Heidelberg Project

09 Nov 2009

I am in Detroit. I think I have a crush on Detroit. Last night, I realized that I always fall for cities in a state of remix and change. Witnessed this in the economic rise of Mumbai, the empty spaces of Berlin, the shifting socio- cultural politics of CapeTown/Joburg. My previous life of urban planning […]

Urban Planning = New Media Planning

25 Feb 2008

Below is the Pecha Kucha presentation I gave at Hall & Partners about remix culture via urban planning. Before working with brands and film, I was an urban planner and did research in a raft of cities round the globe. One thing planners have learned is that people have an innate need to remix and […]

The Wire: Social Structure (the game is rigged)

10 Dec 2007

Season 4 of The Wire just dropped on DVD, so this weekend I was glued to the telly and composing armchair academic essays about the structure of this B’more world. Then I read media scholar Jason Mittel’s writing about the show, and decided best just to step aside and give him the mic. I’ve quoted […]