This post is dedicated to the exceptional work done by my students this semester in my 2nd year MLA studio LA 8205 at the University of Minnesota. Please note that the projects shown are protected by Creative Commons attribute/ non-commercial license and posted here by permission. Click the images to enlarge.
Natalie Ross explored the milkshed of the Kemps Dairy processing plant in north Minneapolis for the 3 week mapping exercise.
Natalie Ross and Lief Peterson‘s final project explored reworking Highway 55 (Olson Highway) into a multi-modal greenway.
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Two recent posts featuring maps on A Daily Dose of Architecture caught my attention:
Maps of world cities crafted by geotagging photos, (the full set can be seen on Flickr) and Walhattan about the mapping the impact of Walmart from Design Observer.
I’m also really excited about the call for submissions the Third Coast Atlas.
3rd Coast Atlas is a platform for research and design initiatives that explore the urbanization, landscape, infrastructure and ecology of the Great Lakes Basin and Great Lakes Megaregion. 3CA was initiated in 2009 by Clare Lyster, University of Illinois, Chicago; Charles Waldheim, Harvard University, and Mason White, University of Toronto.
Over on Mason’s blog, there is a great project exploring the landscape of corn[starch] with cool maps and diagrams
Stay tuned for an upcoming post with maps by my students from this past semester…
Christopher B. Leinberger sees back into the future of our cities. Transit will drive real estate values by creating walkable communities. If only we could click our heals together and save the early 20th c. streetcars from oblivion where would we be?
Maybe this is the start of the Revenge of the Cities!
May has been very busy as I wrap up my teaching obligations for the semester. Once I recover, I’ll start writing new posts again (including sharing some of the my student’s projects).
Until then, an interesting coincidence of memes has occured between Kazys’ post about the impact of Eyjafjallajoekull on creative culture, the discussion about ‘what should architecture for the downwardly mobile be?’, and the announcement of the Living City Design Competition.