privately owned public space being discussed on WNYC right now on the Brian Lehrer show- they are asking people to visit all of these spaces and report back on your experiences in these spaces. Are privately owned public spaces really public?
Public Culture presents a Public Books roundtable:
Amy Waldman, author of The Submission (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011)
Last week a new voice joined the on-line conversation about landscape architecture, urbanism and design. The brainchild of Sarah Kathleen Peck, the new website landscapeurbanism.com is the result of the collaborative efforts of a small group of designers from around the country. Part on-line publication, part blog, the site has several components features forums, strategies, and issue one—a collection of essays, articles and projects by people around the world investigating the ideas, definitions, and theories of landscape urbanism. Topophilia caught up with Sarah and had a few words with her about the genesis of the site and hopes for how it might impact the ongoing conversation about landscape urbanism.
I highly recommend you use one of your 20 allotted article views to read this piece in the NY Times by Witold Rybczynski about design projects and the 'Bilbao effect'.