I took a look at some of the research on revitalizing neighborhoods for a recent post on the Urban Land Institute blog The Ground Floor: Is Gentrification a Good Thing?
So far, my trip to South Africa is going great. I won’t have the opportunity to write much here until after I return in July, but I thought I would share a few highlight photos. Our studio class is examining housing and economic issues in a small town about two hours from Cape Town called […]
If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen images like the one above before and chalked it up to a neat photoshop effect. However, a lot more than that separates Trey Ratcliff’s take on the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum from my attempts. The image was produced through a process called High Dynamic Range Imaging. […]
For a recent assignment for a class in urban design I am taking, I analyzed a block in downtown Washington, D.C. The block is located at Mount Vernon Square, bounded by New York Avenue NW, 7th Street NW, and L Street NW. The block is part of the original L’Enfant plan, square 0450 in modern […]
I think Flickr’s launch of geotagging for photos is the most exciting development in social software since the launch of Friendster way back in 2002. If you are not familiar with the site, Flickr is basically a conventional photo-sharing website like Webshots or Snapfish rolled together with a social networking site like Friendster or Myspace. […]
Inspired in part by Mr. Kennicott’s article, I decided to take a little tour of the Mount Vernon Triangle area, where a number of large condominium projects are either under construction or planned. See the entire set here.
I thought this photo I took of the National Building Museum‘s Great Hall came out well.