Monthly Archives: August 2011

Exactly the kind of work I’d want to do with urban design

And also, a quote from my urban design reader, from Allan B. Jacobs and Donald Appleyard's "Toward an Urban Design Manifesto" "A city should have magical places where fantasy is possible, a counter to and an escape from the mundaneness of everyday work and living. People need an escape from the seriousness of everyday. The [...]

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Pansori (판소리)

This made me smile

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A Typical Day in Madison Park

For our internship this summer, one of the things we did was collect, quantify and map the diversity of cultural and physical activites taking place in Madison Park, which is located two blocks away from the Lake Merritt BART Station. This park, in the morning, is primarily used by the Chinese elderly. Can you think [...]

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Urban sketching

Tommy Kane Draws Korea from Urban Sketchers on Vimeo. Urban Sketching from Joel Anderson on Vimeo.

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Berkeley flash mob

Makes me miss Berkeley, haha

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Japanese create parks for the elderly!

Elderly people learn how to use the equipment at Tougou Gensui Memorial Park in Chiyoda Ward. Courtesy of Chiyoda Ward. Source to pingmag for the pictures. Here is a video describing the activites:   

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Independent transportation planning visualization consultant?

Credits to Dan Pesaturo, a student in the San Jose State University Master of Urban Planning Program. "This set of photos includes a "before" photo and a visualization depicting street design, landscaping, and transit facility improvements that could enliven a stretch of Duboce Street in San Francisco."  After reading The Best Way to Find Your Vocation, [...]

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My work coming to life!

My map is on the left. I will post more later. 

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Life is filled with contradictions. While I've learned that focusing on one thing allows you to accomplish a lot more quality work than doing too many things at once, what if you are trying to combine different areas, merge them together, and create something so specialized and magical? How is it that doing something you are [...]

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Turn your waiting time in the subway into shopping time! Shopping with your smartphone!

  from: in a campaign designed by the seoul branch of advertising agency cheil, tesco homeplus supermarket opened last fall a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, permitting users to shop using their smartphones. a large, wall-length billboard was installed in the station, designed to look like a series of supermarket shelves  and displaying [...]

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