Movilidad 3.0

Movilidad 3.0

A proposal of a comprehensive and inclusive public policy alternative that will help to make better government decisions on urban mobility and at the same time sensitize society to mitigate the problem.

The Cheerful Hurly-Burly

The Cheerful Hurly-Burly

To understand the stories we’ll tell on Placemakers, you must understand the ultimate placemaker: Jane Jacobs. She lacked formal training in city planning but became an urban visionary who promoted dense, mixed-use neighborhoods where people interacted on the streets. She also became the nemesis of New York master builder Robert Moses. On our inaugural episode, we’ll explore Jacobs’ legacy and how the ideas and ideals of “St. Jane” hold up today.

Jane Jacobs' The Economy of Regions: 1983 Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture

Jane Jacobs' The Economy of Regions: 1983 Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture

In her 1983 Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture, "The Economy of Regions", Jane Jacobs argues that the healthiest economic regions are those which have strong and innovative import-replacing cities of their own. The economies of such city-regions are shaped and reshaped by complex, economically enlivening, interrelating forces originating within their own regions. Such regions, she says, become capable of producing amply and diversely for their own people and are not passively manipulated by specialized economic forces from distant cities. 

Music for Jane Jacobs- by Mr. Rust

Music for Jane Jacobs- by Mr. Rust

From each painstakingly programmed drum break, Rust performs for his greatest idol, the college drop-out turned Nobel worthy urbanist/economist – the late Jane Jacobs.

Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.

JR- BALLET | LES BOSQUETS IN CLICHY MONTFERMEIL | 2015

JR- BALLET | LES BOSQUETS IN CLICHY MONTFERMEIL | 2015

The video piece Les Bosquets takes us to a place where art, social uproar and the power of image collide.

After the ballet Les Bosquets presented by the New York City Ballet (2014), inspired by the 2005 riots in the French ghettos, JR reveals his experience within the community of the Bosquets in Montfermeil, where his first art project (Portrait of a Generation) took place. This film stems from the original project by applying various modes of expression and narration: video archive, choreography and personal testimony.

With music composed by Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer and Wookid, JR shows how the desire to exist in these ghettos can overcome the precariousness of life and create beauty where one would no longer expect it.

The movie will be released in 2015.

Design Museum Dharavi

Design Museum Dharavi

A Museum on wheels

Design Museum Dharavi is a new cultural institution that celebrates the creative potential of Dharavi, a 3sq km informal settlement located in the heart of Mumbai.  

Social Fence Darmstadt- Of Citizens, For Citizens

Social Fence Darmstadt- Of Citizens, For Citizens

In Darmstadt a great relief project was initiated: the  Social fence where everyone can hang donations of any kind for the needy in the city public. The idea for the project had Benjamin Nover, who was himself once homeless

Field Guide to Working with Lots

Field Guide to Working with Lots

The Field Guide to Working with Lots is a tool to better connect Detroit residents, businesses, and institutions to resources and to each other in order to learn, collaborate, and better practice land stewardship. This tool grew from a process that blends ideas from over 50 Detroit-based organizations with different voices and perspectives. The design team that led this project included Detroit Future City, The Work Department, Hamilton Anderson Associates, and Gyro Creative Group.

Genius of Common Sense: A New Generation

Genius of Common Sense: A New Generation

“A Genius of Common Sense is about Jane Jacobs, and what she did for the world. As a child, Jane was an indapendent-minded [sic] student and prankster. Who Knew she would be a huge part in how arcitecture [sic] was shaped.”

Windows of Georgetown

Windows of Georgetown

Vidhya Mohankumar and the Urban Design Collective created this gift after a Jane Jacobs Walk in Georgetown India in 2013. "Jane Jacobs refers to the 'eyes upon the street' concept in her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities in the chapter where she discusses safety and the sidewalk. She notes that 'there must be eyes upon the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street.' Windows play a vital role in this passive surveillance narrative. As we introduced some of Jane Jacobs' key concepts of urbanism, we asked the participants on the walk to capture these metaphorical 'lenses' through which the residents of Georgetown engage with the neighborhood and the city. Presented here is a sample set of the digital captures." - Windows of Georgetown, 2013

Becoming Jane Jacobs

Becoming Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs is universally recognized as one of the key figures in American urbanism, and The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which she wrote between 1958 and 1961, is considered one of the most important books on cities. Becoming Jane Jacobs is an intellectual biography focusing on Jacobs's early life and writing career leading up to her great book, and it offers a new foundation for understanding not only Death and Life but her subsequent books on cities, economies, and civilizations.

Jane Jacobs Walk Hyderabad

Jane Jacobs Walk Hyderabad

In May 2015, we came together, not as a group of architects but as citizens passionate about our city and concerned about its future. Having lived and worked in multiple cities we realize that it's the people that make a place. To even attempt to bring about any sort of change in the physical dimension of a city, we understand that it is imperative to engage with its people and bring awareness about the importance of a qualitative improvement of this physical dimension. We saw the Jane Jacobs Walk as an opportunity to use the ideas of Jane Jacobs as a viewing lens to speculate on Hyderabad city and its neighborhoods. 

Made With Love

Made With Love

A collection of 'recipes' for community change, brought to you by Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellows in eight communities nationwide. Fellows developed a set of community-based change methodologies that we’ve come to call “collaborative actions” that we hope will inspire you and your community, and lead to greater love and forgiveness in our communities. So dig in, get cooking, and enjoy!