Thursday, February 19, 2015

IS 435 01 Urban Resilience 3.0 - a MICA class

Tomorrow I am invited to speak to a class Sarah Doherty teaches at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), the topic is urban resilience.

Here some talking points I prepared:

IS 435.01 Spring 2015
Urban Resilience:
Context and Intervention
Syllabus Friday 9--‐3pm         Instructor: Sarah Doherty
Station 112

Urban Resilience, what do we mean by that?

 the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.

 "act of rebounding," from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire "to rebound, recoil," from re- "back" (see re-) + salire "to jump, leap"

What do we mean by this when we apply it to a city?
  • ·       Resilience against climate change
  • ·        Climate adaptation
  • ·       Social resilience
Baltimore's Fells Point during hurricane Isabel

How can resilience be applied to transportation?

Alan Mallach, FAICP, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress

All those legacy cities... have more jobs than residents;... it's not even a skills mis-match. It's a matter of connectivity.”

Resilience and social justice and equity   - Baltimore’s greatest challenge

The Baltimore Red Line, a tale of two cities 

Art in Transit: Red Line
The Maryland Transit Administration aims to enhance the stations and the environment along the corridor, making the Baltimore Red Line welcoming to riders and reflective of communities' unique characteristics and histories. Communities' input will be an important component of the artwork created for specific station and location with the corridor.
Phase I of the Program launched in November 2012 and resulted in the creation of a master plan of art opportunities at the stations and structural elements such as the Red Line bridges and portals.
Phase 2 of the Art in Transit Program began in June 2014 and will focus on identifying the art for the stations and structural elements. Community comments will be collected in a series of three meetings, including a meeting with the artists, and used in conjunction with other criteria to select artists and final works. Learn more about the mission and goals for the Art in Transit Program and the opportunities for art at the station in your community in the Art in Transit Meeting 1 presentation.

Resilience and public space articles:
on My Blog Community Architect:

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