Author Archives: ddlp

About ddlp

I am a professor, architect, & community designer. I live in Davis, CA and teach landscape architecture and community development at UC Davis.

Place-It with James Rojas

by James Rojas and David de la Peña Envisioning a Region It’s not easy for people to envision the region the live in, but if planners expect citizens to meaningfully participate in shaping it, that is exactly what needs to

Place-It with James Rojas

by James Rojas and David de la Peña Envisioning a Region It’s not easy for people to envision the region the live in, but if planners expect citizens to meaningfully participate in shaping it, that is exactly what needs to

Solar Decathlon, UC Davis

Faculty advisor to 2015 and 2017 student teams who design, build, and showcase a net-zero energy home for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition. 2015 Conceptual Design Entry 2015 Team Video 2017 Conceptual Design Entry image credit: Shuyang Wang,

Solar Decathlon, UC Davis

Faculty advisor to 2015 and 2017 student teams who design, build, and showcase a net-zero energy home for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition. 2015 Conceptual Design Entry 2015 Team Video 2017 Conceptual Design Entry image credit: Shuyang Wang,

Can Batlló

Since 2011, community activists in the Sants neighborhood in Barcelona have been creating and managing their own community space at the former textile factory of Can Batlló. I wrote about this experience in my dissertation in 2013, and also in “Participation

Can Batlló

Since 2011, community activists in the Sants neighborhood in Barcelona have been creating and managing their own community space at the former textile factory of Can Batlló. I wrote about this experience in my dissertation in 2013, and also in “Participation

El Carrito

From “Together We Design: Landscape Architects offer their best techniques for Transactive Form-making.” – project by Raons Públiques, Barcelona Spain Carrito is the Spanish equivalent of the French charrette, now more associated with public workshops than the carts used at the École

El Carrito

From “Together We Design: Landscape Architects offer their best techniques for Transactive Form-making.” – project by Raons Públiques, Barcelona Spain Carrito is the Spanish equivalent of the French charrette, now more associated with public workshops than the carts used at the École

David de la Peña, PhD

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis Contact: Office: 111 Hunt Hall, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 For Office Hours, see my online calendar: goo.gl/4CJy8Y (530) 752-4082, dsdelapena at ucdavis.edu About Me: I

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David de la Peña, PhD

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis Contact: Office: 111 Hunt Hall, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 For Office Hours, see my online calendar: goo.gl/4CJy8Y (530) 752-4082, dsdelapena at ucdavis.edu About Me: I

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Sacramento Urban Ag Map

Working with students, community members and the Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition, we have been building an open source map that locates where urban agriculture projects are happening in the Sacramento region. See the interactive map here. Additionally, students evaluated different

Sacramento Urban Ag Map

Working with students, community members and the Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition, we have been building an open source map that locates where urban agriculture projects are happening in the Sacramento region. See the interactive map here. Additionally, students evaluated different

#baixem

Working with LaCol, Raons Públiques, and Margherita Galante, this winning entry for the City of Barcelona’s competition Portes de Collserola (Gate 11) proposed an alternative and inclusive process for engaging the community around a public improvement project, calling into question the

#baixem

Working with LaCol, Raons Públiques, and Margherita Galante, this winning entry for the City of Barcelona’s competition Portes de Collserola (Gate 11) proposed an alternative and inclusive process for engaging the community around a public improvement project, calling into question the