Archive for the ‘Community Design’ Category

Earlier this summer, The Brookings Institution released a great paper discussing the problem of transit and jobs. Basically, the authors say transit exists where the jobs are but not where people live so people have a hard time actually getting from residential areas to employment centers.


Woman at party says “I have seen your work.” I think jokingly “am I famous? are the paparazzi hunting me down?” At that party [tonight 9/24/2010] a few years ago, I was reminded of how small the circle of black women architects is. I was standing in a room of affordable housing/community development folks and […]


Last week in a Richmond newspaper, Style Weekly, an article was written about developers building apartments with no windows. I was shocked as I was reading that this is now becoming practice in the city. When the number of units in a building that is needed to make the pro forma pencil is more than […]


Last week in a Richmond newspaper, Style Weekly, an article was written about developers building apartments with no windows. I was shocked as I was reading that this is now becoming practice in the city. When the number of units in a building that is needed to make the pro forma pencil is more than […]


Urban Rest Stop

28Aug12

It is a great thing to see a community come together to support those who can’t do for the themselves. One of the great examples of this is Seattle’s Urban Rest Stop. The idea came about in 1990 after a survey found that Seattle had almost no public rest rooms. The Low Income Housing Institute, […]


Urban Rest Stop

28Aug12

It is a great thing to see a community come together to support those who can’t do for the themselves. One of the great examples of this is Seattle’s Urban Rest Stop. The idea came about in 1990 after a survey found that Seattle had almost no public rest rooms. The Low Income Housing Institute, […]


The vehicle that got me out to San Francisco and knee deep in community design, the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, has just opened the new round for applications in Asheville, NC, New Mexico, Los Angeles and MIssissippi. Get details on the Rose Fellowship website.


The vehicle that got me out to San Francisco and knee deep in community design, the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, has just opened the new round for applications in Asheville, NC, New Mexico, Los Angeles and MIssissippi. Get details on the Rose Fellowship website.


Tea Kung Fu Photo by Michael Camilleri After dinner, a cup of tea or coffee is always welcome. Consider this my after dinner post to wrap up this edition of the dinner series. For the last couple of weeks, I have been writing about food and community, particularly focused around dinner. I had a lot […]


Photo by Shannon Eck I had the pleasure of stumbling onto a new radio show, The Promised Land, hosted by the extraordinary Majora Carter. The show spotlights people “with innovative ideas about changing lives and transforming communities.” Instead of just interviewing her subjects in a studio, Ms Carter actually spends time with them in their […]