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Thinking Aloud (and on TEDx) About San Diego's Urbanism

I’ve been fortunate to have been invited twice to speak about my ideas on urbanism at San Diego’s TEDx American’s Finest City events.

The first one was held in 2012 at Scripps Oceanic Institute (Walter Munk is a true American hero) and was on my thoughts on how to code/build towards a local community character in post-redevelopment California. 84 more words

Urban Planning

What do restaurants mean to cities? A lot, apparently.

This morning, my wife was driving me to work (because we now live in Texas and only have one car, and while I could take the bus it’s a little bit of a hassle — maybe when it gets a bit colder again) and when we got near downtown Fort Worth, we saw that an unique restaurant — … 686 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Norway of Arabia : Ahoy there!

Employee Profile : Dalal Darwish

Growing up in Oman, I thus, have always harboured a love for all things ocean and mountain and desert. It’s a lovely combination, no doubt- and that obviously reflects in the design projects that I embark on.

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Remarkable Cities Masterclass

A friend of mine at Beyond Green has just informed me of the Remarkable Cities Masterclass taking place in Cambridge August 28th – 30th. This 3-day intensive programme will include presentations from a number of interesting guest speakers with the aim of understanding and enabling best practice in creating cities for the 21st century. 17 more words

Public Space

Centrop Valley / Bratislava, Slovakia

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

Area: 650 ha

Stage: Urban concept / Masterplan 2008-2009

Team: IN-VI

Over 600 contiguous hectares a few minutes from the center of Bratislava on the main highway link to Prague and Brno at the crossroads of the future ring road with Vienna. 102 more words


Urban Surgery: Rethinking Sainte Catherine

I’ve always been obsessed with imagining what lies under city streets. The pipes and wires and tunnels and sewer systems that criss cross neighbourhoods seem a world away from us despite their proximity to our feet. 997 more words



There are fashions in building. Behind the fashions lie economic and technological reasons, and these fashions exclude all but a few genuinely different possibilities in city dwelling construction at any one time. 12 more words