1. Designing Healthy Communities with Dr. Richard Jackson


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    The City of Eugene is proud to host the first presentation of the 2012 Healthy Communities Speaker Series featuring Dr. Richard J. Jackson. Dr. Jackson is the host of a 2012 public television series Designing Healthy Communities and will discuss the link between health and the way communities — especially suburbs — are designed. Obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease are all aggravated by the auto-centric design of cities and communities. For the first time in two centuries, children today face shorter life expectancies than their parents due to unhealthy lifestyles. It doesn’t have to be this way. Dr. Jackson will talk about how well designed communities and better transportation choices can enable physical activity and improve both physical and mental health.

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    • SmartPlan with Sasaki


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      "Bold and poetic design transforms the built environment and the lives of those who inhabit it. In this age of increasing connectivity and immense amounts of information, the question is how designers can leverage information to improve our craft. SmartPlan with Sasaki is a direct response to that challenge. SmartPlan encourages more informed, efficient, and ultimately better design. SmartPlan has revolutionized the urban design process by integrating the creativity and energy of the design team with the power of cutting-edge technology. SmartPlan is innovation in process—reflecting the very nature of innovation itself. SmartPlan enables Sasaki designers to assist developers and civic leaders in making informed decisions on design strategies for urban development projects. By linking spatial, financial, and environmental data, SmartPlan helps the project team test alternative scenarios and assess their physical, environmental, and fiscal impacts in real time. The planning phase of development at any scale requires that our clients make tough decisions around physical considerations such as parking and density, financial considerations such as revenue generation versus the provision of public amenities, and environmental considerations including stormwater runoff and carbon emissions. SmartPlan helps clients visualize and quantify the trade-offs inherent in these choices. We have utilized this innovative tool on a variety of planning and urban design engagements across the globe. SmartPlan meets the "do more with less" expectation of today's world—in spite of diminished funding and accelerated project timelines. Its graphic and engaging interface allows greater client and stakeholder participation and understanding. Using SmartPlan, the project team collaborates with clients to visualize complex development concepts, quantify their impacts, and make informed decisions. Design iterations happen in a matter of hours and days, rather than weeks and months. Instead of telling the client which plan or scenario is best, the design team is able to show clients the impacts of major design decisions and test scenarios on the fly, resulting in a more efficient process and increased stakeholder trust and buy-in. SmartPlan enables the design team to: • Determine the best framework development by testing alternatives based on a range of density targets • Test different uses and scenarios at the parcel level and identify opportunities for efficiency and shared resources • Create a range of building programs that respond to development targets and constraints and assess each program's impacts according to a range of metrics • Identify optimal phasing for project implementation • Generate the parking requirements for each program use based on a series of informed assumptions • Modify the development program within appropriate demand parameters to address traffic issues • Measure the impacts that design changes will have on the financial attractiveness of the overall development scheme • Balance the cost of public services with the taxes a proposed development will generate and the economic benefits it will create" - Sasaki

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      • Planned City Module


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        Students from the 2011 summer program discuss their experiences in the Planned City Module of Maximum City. In this module, an urban planner delivers an introductory lesson on urban planning, explaining key concepts and terminology. Students participate in a hands-on creative activity, followed by a field visit and discussion of the city’s planning process in specific relation to current and past neighbourhood developments. For more info about the Modules of the Maximum City program: http://maximumcity.ca/program

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        • Transit City Module


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          Students from the 2011 summer program discuss their experiences in the Transit City Module of Maximum City. In this module, a representative of a regional transit authority delivered a lesson on the social and economic importance of vital transit options across a municipal region. Students examined their own use of existing modes of transit and discussed ways to improve transit accessibility and connectivity. For more info about the Modules of the Maximum City program: http://maximumcity.ca/program

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          • 2012 Martha G. Robinson Lecture Part 1


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            Part 1 of our 2012 Martha G. Robinson lecture featuring Author and Urban Critic, Roberta Brandes Gratz. Recorded on April 23, 2012 at the Historic New Orleans Collection Counting House, 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA. Video by Juba Mwendo, property of Louisiana Landmarks Society, 2012.

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            • Associative Typologies_Housings_LOT_01


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              In the realm of a Parisien Ilot this project illustrate a multi housing program with three distinc typologies spread out on the site through a fully parametric and associative way. The case study visits an adaptive and generative urban cell until the DD scale. Work by Florencia Patronis & Marcos Houssay InSilicoDesign Class Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture Paris Spring 2012

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              • Urban Film + Design


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                Urban Film + Design's first promo video. U.F.D. is a Urban Planning and Film production firm located in Kansas City, Mo. U.F.D. strives to stimulate the urban core by the means of neighborhood planning, media production, community engagement pin-pointed at education and sustainable food production, and providing high quality marketing to small local businesses. visit us at urbanfilmanddesgn.com or contact us at urbanfilmanddesign@gmail.com

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                • Building Cities within Cities


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                  a film concerning the boyhood dreams of a politician and a suburban paperboy of designing spaces for their communities

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                  • U BENT NU HIER / YOU ARE HERE NOW


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                    U BENT NU HIER / YOU ARE HERE NOW interviews : Geert Maarse | direction : Kuba Szutkowski | camera : Nanko Goeting, Robijn Voshol | helicopter shots: Helishots | sound : Matt Kemp | edit : Sabine Groenewegen | infographics : Ronald Frey | sounddesign: KlevR | coloring & online : Laurent Fluttert | research : Bea van Golen | line-producer : Sabine Groenewegen | production assistant : Gino Ragueb a production by Dragan Bakema & Kuba Szutkowski, Popov Film Thanks to: Yttje Feddes, Adriaan Geuze, Wim Knol, Christiaan van der Kamp, Jan Baan, Kristian Koreman, Elma van Boxel, Henk Scheele, Roeivereniging Skadi Rotterdam, Michael Zoutendijk, Novalis College, Marijke Schmitz, Matthijs, ROC Eindhoven, Strijp-S, RMC, alle shoppers van de lijnbaan Rotterdam In coöperation with: Miniserie van Economie, Landbouw en Innovatie, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, WEST8 en Royal Haskoning

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                    • SPINE-LULU island


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