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, The reflective practitioner : how professionals think in action, 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,  The shape of green: aesthetics, ecology and design, Lance Hosey (2012) 
39:51    |    
Cities with green urban design principles
Mendoza, Argentina
London, England
Chicago, United States
Copenhagen, Denmark
45:43    |    
Natural environment
Transformation of natural resources into cultural resources
47:40    |    
Problems of the c ontemporary city
Tower of London
49:08    |    
Reflective conversation 
Quote,  Invisible cities, 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

03 de noviembre de 2014   | Vistas: 4 |  

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 Virginia Tech's Washington/Alexandria Architecture Consortium (WAAC), and a curator…


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

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