Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge

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At the end of 2014, beginning of 2015, I had the opportunity to work with Cohabitation Strategies in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to conduct a ton of geospatial research and analysis for a new initiative… Continue Reading

Chongqing Industrial Museum

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The Chongqing Industrial Museum project is an adaptive reuse proposal that looks at ways of retrofitting the abandoned blast furnace of the former Chongqing Iron and Steel mill in Chongqing, China for the purpose of creating an integrated urban eco-village.… Continue Reading

VETU: Vamos en Todo Unidos

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VETU stands for Vamos en Todo Unidos, or “United in Everything,” and speaks to the following vision: to utilize the power of collectivization to create a culture of solidarity and inclusion among street food vendors and their surrounding community through… Continue Reading

O1: ________ Stop

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O1: ________ Stop (Food, Film, Bus, Train, Bike Stop) was a project that came out of the second Recycling City Design Intensive Workshop series hosted by Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV) in Venice, Italy. The summer architectural and urban planning… Continue Reading

Corredores de Agua, Corrientes de Poder

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Download PDF (150MB) “Corredores de Agua, Corrientes de Poder,” or “Corridors of Water, Steams of Power,” is a project proposal embedded in the community of Santa Cruz, a barrio located in Medellín, Colombia. The proposal was part of the “Santa… Continue Reading

Mapping the Housing Crisis

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Mapping the Housing Crisis is an interactive research tool used to identify the area of New York City that are most at risk for redevelopment. It was developed as a part of the Rethink the Block thesis team’s research in the Design and Urban Ecologies program at Parsons School of Design in December 2013. Continue Reading

Invisible Boundaries in Bed-Stuy

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The intention of this research project was to study the impact of gentrification in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn by getting impressions of various residents using the need to do laundry as the defining constant, and to learn effective community engagement strategies. Additionally, this project was conducted as a part of a larger project for the Brooklyn Laundry Social Club, who looks to use the ‘laundromat’ as a venue for community engagement. Continue Reading

Alternative Solutions: Moving toward a people and place-based approach

As the socialist revolutions of the early twentieth century have taught us, any formal structure that is imposed upon society by over-bearing leaders is going to be doomed to fail, and any form of revolution, no matter the intention will… Continue Reading

Map of NYCHA Housing Developments

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Here is an interactive map I made of all of the New York City Housing Authority developments with categorized by population. The total number of units and buildings can be found in the info box by clicking on a property.

B-Corps: The Commodification of Social Welfare

Among the many issues facing the nonprofit sector today, one of the biggest has to be the questioning of its very purpose. As people become more aware of the social issues plaguing society, some have found alternative models to the… Continue Reading