• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    • Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
    • Student net importer
    • Pedagogy of freedom and responsability
    • City of Alexandria
  • 03:31    |    
    Typical approach to environmental issues
    • Green Community Exhibition 2008
    • Alameda's green comunity project at Bogotá, Colombia
  • 06:16    |    
    High preforming buildings production
    • Solving the wrong problems
    • Quote, n , Donald Schön (1959)
    • We know more than we can say
  • 08:33    |    
    Wicked problem soup metaphor
    • The soup ingredients
    • Wicked problem of city making
  • 11:30    |    
    Cultural values
    • Birh marks on human societies
    • Urban heritage from the english in the United Sates
    • Communication and transportation in pre-modern time
  • 15:36    |    
    Technological innovation
    • Carl Mitcham's ideas about technology
    • Technical changes in the relation with the natural environment
    • John Eberhard's postulate on innovation and transcendence
  • 18:55    |    
    Technology and comunication
    • Technological evolution
    • Intelligent cities project
  • 21:27    |    
    Digestion of modern technology
    • The elevator
    • Private automovile
    • Socialising needs and communication
  • 26:24    |    
    Confluences of disciplines
  • 26:55    |    
    Rain water treatment
    • Rethinking water
    • Benefits of a better usage of water
    • Rethinkig obsolete infrastructure
  • 31:31    |    
    Economic development
    • Transportation and other mobility options
    • Portland, Oregon public transportation proyect
    • City density
  • 35:53    |    
    What makes people change?
  • Copenhagen's shared streets and public policies
  • 38:15    |    
    Design as the key ingredient
  • Quote, n , Lance Hosey (2012)
  • 39:51    |    
    Cities with green urban design principles
    • Mendoza, Argentina
    • London, England
    • Chicago, United States
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 45:43    |    
    Natural environment
    • Terroir
    • Transformation of natural resources into cultural resources
  • 47:40    |    
    Problems of the c ontemporary city
  • Tower of London
  • 49:08    |    
    Reflective conversation
  • Quote, n , Italo Calvino (1972)
  • 50:32    |    
    Questions, answers and comments segment
    • What role or what type of attitudes should the architect grasp to understand and build better cities?
    • Current need for design education and thinking
    • Thinking inclusively about city design
    • Incorporating design thinking into different settings
  • 55:57    |    
    Final credits

Urbiphilia: Love of Cities

New Media  | 03 de noviembre de 2014  | Vistas: 31

Susan C. Piedmont- Palladino introduces the word invented by herself "Urbiphilia" which she describes as the love for cities. She manifest her beliefs and her creed about cities and urban architecture. She emphasises the importance of making our cities worthy of being loved to obtain a more sustainable, equitable and beautiful world. The central thesis discussed in this lecture is that we will only care about the cities if we love them. She describes what urban design values and what she values in cities. With a metaphor of a vegetable soup, she describes the "Wicked problem" of city making and describes the ingredients that it contains. Also she discusses the correct usage of water in cities, the need for more mobility options and the key elements to accomplish better cities. Finally she provides some examples of cities that have applied the green urban designs principles that she described.


Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino is an architect, a professor of architecture at…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín