Research

Photograph of section of highway and several houses representing classic American architecture.

Throughout the 19th century, a number of American architects advocated simplicity in design, yet the period is often associated with historical styles and profuse ornament.

Map of Birmingham district with potential projects for improvement listed.

I have been researching late 19th and early 20th century landscape architectural practices in the United States, with an emphasis on the career of Warren Manning (1860-1938). Manning undertook a broad range of work which included small gardens, park systems, cities, as well as a plan for the entire United States.

Crossboro U, Expanding Opportunity in the Outer Boroughs of New York City. Background: Map of the 'U' line of the New York City Subway.
In the Spring of 2014, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) sponsored a graduate planning studio to investigate the opportunity to re-purpose an underutilized right-of-way- the Bay Ridge Line and New York Connecting Railroad-as a mixed-use passenger and freight transit route through Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
Vol2: Towards a Low Carbon Philadelphia, Reducing emissions 30 percent by 2030 in the DVRPC region
The nine-county metropolitan area for which the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) plans, is regarded as an economic and cultural hub in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements
This is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale.
Authored by David Gouverneur, this is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale. It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities, planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments
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Scenario Journal is a digital publication focused on the next generation of urban landscapes, dedicated to fostering conversation between design and the sciences. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, each issue of Scenario explores a topic where collaboration, translation, speculation, and new modes of inquiry are needed.
Cover of Projective Ecologies by Chris Reed and Nina Marie Lister

The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of ecological ideas and ecological thinking in discussions of urbanism, society, culture, and design. The field of ecology has moved from classical determinism and a reductionist Newtonian concern with stability, certainty, and order in favor of more contemporary understandings of dynamic systemic change.

Copy of book, "Pressing Matters 2" sitting on wooden table.

Pressing Matters II Introduction.

Social Housing+, Affordable housing as a driver for urban regeneration, The Nova Luz Case Study | Sao Paulo

Housing planners around the world are looking for new policy, design, and delivery models for social housing–loosely defined as subsidized housing for low-income households.  This multi-continent super-studio will look at the potential for rethinking and re-linking social housing policy, programs, and designs in Brazil (Sao Paulo: Professor Rose), China (Beijing: Professor Al), and Canada (Toronto: Mr.

Be Seated
Laurie Olin
Applied Research & Design Publishing, an imprint of ORO Editions, 2017

Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age
Karen M'Closkey and Keith VanDerSys
Routledge, 2017

The City That Never Was
Christopher Marcinkoski
Princeton Architectural Press, 2016

The Landscape Imagination: Collected Essays of James Corner 1990-2010
Edited by James Corner & Alison Bick Hirsch
Princeton Architectural Press, 2014

Cover for publication, "Landscapes in Process" edition 24, 2019-20

The Landscapes in Process series is an annual publication of work undertaken in design studios, lectures and seminars as well as student awards, faculty news and list of graduates.

Process 12: 2007-2008

Process 13: 2008-2009

Process 15: 2010-2011

Process 16: 2011-2012

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