Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Virtual Place Based Learning

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Virtual Place Based Learning

New York City: Department of City Planning. https:// www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-pluto-mappluto. page. Accessed 27 July 2019. Sobel, David. 2005. Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Communities.

Author: Reneta D. Lansiquot

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030324711

Category: Education

Page: 166

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This book explores how virtual place-based learning and research has been interpreted and incorporated into learning environments both within and across disciplinary perspectives. Contributing authors highlight the ways in which they have employed a variety of methodologies to engage students in the virtual exploration of place. In the process, they focus on the approaches they have used to bring the real world closer through virtual exploration. Chapters examine how the resources of the urban environment have been tapped to design student research projects within the context of an interdisciplinary course. In this way, authors highlight how virtual place-based learning has employed the tools of mapping and data visualization, information literacy, game design, digital storytelling, and the creation of non-fiction VR documentaries. This book makes a valuable contribution to the literature, offering a model of how the study of place can be employed in creative ways to enhance interdisciplinary learning.
Categories: Education

A City Is Not a Computer

A City Is Not a Computer

(New York: CRC Press, 2010), 2347–60, https://pages.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty /bates/articles/information.html; ... original “The City Is Not a Computer” January 9, 2019, https://www.thestar.com /news/gta/2019/01/09/toronto-public-library ...

Author: Shannon Mattern

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691226750

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers Computational models of urbanism—smart cities that use data-driven planning and algorithmic administration—promise to deliver new urban efficiencies and conveniences. Yet these models limit our understanding of what we can know about a city. A City Is Not a Computer reveals how cities encompass myriad forms of local and indigenous intelligences and knowledge institutions, arguing that these resources are a vital supplement and corrective to increasingly prevalent algorithmic models. Shannon Mattern begins by examining the ethical and ontological implications of urban technologies and computational models, discussing how they shape and in many cases profoundly limit our engagement with cities. She looks at the methods and underlying assumptions of data-driven urbanism, and demonstrates how the "city-as-computer" metaphor, which undergirds much of today's urban policy and design, reduces place-based knowledge to information processing. Mattern then imagines how we might sustain institutions and infrastructures that constitute more diverse, open, inclusive urban forms. She shows how the public library functions as a steward of urban intelligence, and describes the scales of upkeep needed to sustain a city's many moving parts, from spinning hard drives to bridge repairs. Incorporating insights from urban studies, data science, and media and information studies, A City Is Not a Computer offers a visionary new approach to urban planning and design.
Categories: Architecture

Chase s Calendar of Events 2019

Chase s Calendar of Events 2019

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY: ANNIVERSARY May 23, 1895. New York's then governor Samuel J. Tilden was the driving force that resulted in the combining of the private Astor and Lenox libraries with a $2 million endowment and 15,000 volumes ...

Author: Editors of Chase's

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781641432641

Category: Reference

Page: 752

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Since 1957, Chase's Calendar of Events lists everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "The Oxford English Dictionary of holidays."--NPR's Planet Money.
Categories: Reference

The Routledge Handbook of Placemaking

The Routledge Handbook of Placemaking

'Towards a critique of cybernetic urbanism: The smart city and the society of control', Planning Theory, 17(1), pp. ... /live/2019/sep/20/climate-strike-global-change-protest-sydney-melbourne-londonnew-york-nyc-school-student-protest- ...

Author: Cara Courage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000319606

Category: Science

Page: 546

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This Handbook is the first to explore the emergent field of ‘placemaking’ in terms of the recent research, teaching and learning, and practice agenda for the next few years. Offering valuable theoretical and practical insights from the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, it provides cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the placemaking sector. Placemaking has seen a paradigmatic shift in urban design, planning, and policy to engage the community voice. This Handbook examines the development of placemaking, its emerging theories, and its future directions. The book is structured in seven distinct sections curated by experts in the areas concerned. Section One provides a glimpse at the history and key theories of placemaking and its interpretations by different community sectors. Section Two studies the transformative potential of placemaking practice through case studies on different places, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks. It also reveals placemaking’s potential to nurture a holistic community engagement, social justice, and human-centric urban environments. Section Three looks at the politics of placemaking to consider who is included and who is excluded from its practice and if the concept of placemaking needs to be reconstructed. Section Four deals with the scales and scopes of art-based placemaking, moving from the city to the neighborhood and further to the individual practice. It juxtaposes the voice of the practitioner and professional alongside that of the researcher and academic. Section Five tackles the socio-economic and environmental placemaking issues deemed pertinent to emerge more sustainable placemaking practices. Section Six emphasizes placemaking’s intersection with urban design and planning sectors and incudes case studies of generative planning practice. The final seventh section draws on the expertise of placemakers, researchers, and evaluators to present the key questions today, new methods and approaches to evaluation of placemaking in related fields, and notions for the future of evaluation practices. Each section opens with an introduction to help the reader navigate the text. This organization of the book considers the sectors that operate alongside the core placemaking practice. This seminal Handbook offers a timely contribution and international perspectives for the growing field of placemaking. It will be of interest to academics and students of placemaking, urban design, urban planning and policy, architecture, geography, cultural studies, and the arts.
Categories: Science

Contested City

Contested City

In this detail from the New York City Planning Commission's 1969 “Plan for New York City,” the dotted lines show the ... New York City Planning Commission and the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, New York Public Library, ...

Author: Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

Publisher: Humanities and Public Life

ISBN: 9781609386108

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

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Layered SPURA -- Walking the neighborhood -- In practice #1: crisis and teaching -- Three words: community, collaboration, and public -- In practice #2: alternative space -- The next fifty
Categories: Architecture

The Women Who Changed Architecture

The Women Who Changed Architecture

BORN Sittard, Netherlands, 1955 EDUCATION Delft University of Technology, MSc Architecture/Urban Planning, 1984 PRACTICE Mecanoo ... 2019 Francine Houben is lending her somewhat invisible expertise to the New York Public Library system.

Author: Jan Cigliano Hartman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781648960864

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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A visual and global chronicle of the triumphs, challenges, and impact of over 100 women in architecture, from early practitioners to contemporary leaders. Marion Mahony Griffin passed the architectural licensure exam in 1898 and created exquisite drawings that buoyed the reputation of Frank Lloyd Wright. Her story is one of the many told in The Women Who Changed Architecture, which sets the record straight on the transformative impact women have made on architecture. With in-depth profiles and stunning images, this is the most comprehensive look at women in architecture around the world, from the nineteenth century to today. Discover contemporary leaders, like MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, spearheading sustainable design initiatives, reimagining cities as equitable spaces, and directing architecture schools. An essential read for architecture students, architects, and anyone interested in how buildings are created and the history behind them.
Categories: Architecture

Pursuing Quality Access and Affordability

Pursuing Quality  Access  and Affordability

Instead of a library, planners created an information commons (IC). The IC was designed to support student research (e.g., for problems arising from their work in NYC), so librarians are recruited with the explicit responsibility of ...

Author: Stephen C. Ehrmann

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620369937

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Whether they recognize it or not, virtually all colleges and universities face three Grand Challenges: Improve the learning outcomes of a higher education: A large majority of college graduates are weak in capabilities that faculty and employers both see as crucial. Extend more equitable access to degrees: Too often, students from underserved groups and poor households either don’t enter college or else drop out without a degree. The latter group may be worse off economically than if they’d never attempted college. Make academic programs more affordable (in money and time) for students and other important stakeholder groups: Many potential students believe they lack the money or time needed for academic success. Many faculty believe they don’t have time to make their courses and degree programs more effective. Many institutions believe they can’t afford to improve outcomes. These challenges are global. But, in a higher education system such as that in the United States, the primary response must be institutional. This book analyzes how, over the years, six pioneering colleges and universities have begun to make visible, cumulative progress on all three fronts.
Categories: Education

Hare Hare Landscape Architects and City Planners

Hare   Hare  Landscape Architects and City Planners

The rm returned to Joplin, executing more than thirty public and private projects through the 1950s. ... Anthony Alofsin, The Struggle for Modernism: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning at Harvard (New York: Norton, ...

Author: Carol Grove

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820354811

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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When Sidney J. Hare (1860-1938) and S. Herbert Hare (1888-1960) launched their Kansas City firm in 1910, they founded what would become the most influential landscape architecture and planning practice in the Midwest. Over time, their work became increasingly far-ranging, in both its geographical scope and its project types. Between 1924 and 1955, Hare & Hare commissions included fifty-four cemeteries in fifteen states; numerous city and state parks (seventeen in Missouri alone); more than fifteen subdivisions in Salt Lake City; the Denver neighborhood of Belcaro Park; the picturesque grounds of the Christian Science Sanatorium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; and the University of Texas at Austin among fifty-one college and university campuses. In Hare & Hare: Landscape Architects and City Planners Carol Grove and Cydney Millstein document the extraordinary achievements of this little-known firm and weave them into a narrative that spans from the birth of the late nineteenth-century "modern cemetery movement" to midcentury modernism. Through the figures of Sidney, a "homespun" amateur geologist who built a rustic family retreat called Harecliff, and his son Herbert, an urbane Harvard-trained landscape architect who traveled Europe and lived in a modern apartment building, Grove and Millstein chronicle the growth of the field from its amorphous Victorian beginnings to its coalescence as a profession during the first half of the twentieth century. Hare & Hare provides a unique and valuable parallel to studies of prominent East and West Coast landscape architecture firms--one that expands the reader's understanding of the history of American landscape architecture practice.
Categories: Architecture

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Robert Moses to John P. McGrath, April 23, 1956, Box 100, Robert Moses Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library; Murphy, After Many a Summer, 155–156. 24. Gilmore D. Clarke and Michael Rapuano, A Planning Study ...

Author: Thomas J. Campanella

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691194561

Category: History

Page: 552

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An unprecedented history of Brooklyn, told through its places, buildings, and the people who made them, from the early seventeenth century to today America's most storied urban underdog, Brooklyn has become an internationally recognized brand in recent decades—celebrated and scorned as one of the hippest destinations in the world. In Brooklyn: The Once and Future City, Thomas J. Campanella unearths long-lost threads of the urban past, telling the rich history of the rise, fall, and reinvention of one of the world’s most resurgent cities. Spanning centuries and neighborhoods, Brooklyn-born Campanella recounts the creation of places familiar and long forgotten, both built and never realized, bringing to life the individuals whose dreams, visions, rackets, and schemes forged the city we know today. He takes us through Brooklyn’s history as homeland of the Leni Lenape and its transformation by Dutch colonists into a dense slaveholding region. We learn about English émigré Deborah Moody, whose town of Gravesend was the first founded by a woman in America. We see how wanderlusting Yale dropout Frederick Law Olmsted used Prospect Park to anchor an open space system that was to reach back to Manhattan. And we witness Brooklyn’s emergence as a playland of racetracks and amusement parks celebrated around the world. Campanella also describes Brooklyn’s outsized failures, from Samuel Friede’s bid to erect the world’s tallest building to the long struggle to make Jamaica Bay the world’s largest deepwater seaport, and the star-crossed urban renewal, public housing, and highway projects that battered the borough in the postwar era. Campanella reveals how this immigrant Promised Land drew millions, fell victim to its own social anxieties, and yet proved resilient enough to reawaken as a multicultural powerhouse and global symbol of urban vitality.
Categories: History