Category Archives: Teaching

LDA 141 – Community Participation & Design

Winter Quarter, 2019 This quarter, our class of 40 students from Sustainable Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture set out to learn how to better design together with communities. Using Design as Democracy as our framework, we walked through a participatory

LDA 141 – Community Participation & Design

Winter Quarter, 2019 This quarter, our class of 40 students from Sustainable Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture set out to learn how to better design together with communities. Using Design as Democracy as our framework, we walked through a participatory

The Sustainable Living and Learning Communities at UC Davis

Since 2015, I have been involved with the Sustainable Living and Learning Communities at UC Davis. In 2018, I led a year-long collaborative design process with the student-led initiatives at the SLLC, working closely with six undergraduate SLLC fellowship recipients. In this

The Sustainable Living and Learning Communities at UC Davis

Since 2015, I have been involved with the Sustainable Living and Learning Communities at UC Davis. In 2018, I led a year-long collaborative design process with the student-led initiatives at the SLLC, working closely with six undergraduate SLLC fellowship recipients. In this

International Garden of Many Colors

Project Summary and Letter of Support Since the mid 1990s, gardeners in the River Garden Estates neighborhood of north Sacramento have been growing their own food in an underutilized and undevelopable swath of a greenbelt under two sets of power

International Garden of Many Colors

Project Summary and Letter of Support Since the mid 1990s, gardeners in the River Garden Estates neighborhood of north Sacramento have been growing their own food in an underutilized and undevelopable swath of a greenbelt under two sets of power

Design as Democracy

I’ve been to my fair share of community meetings. To be fair, I’ve organized too many to count. And honestly, I’m tired. Tired of knowing what to expect of almost any meeting whether it’s called a charrette, a workshop, or

Design as Democracy

I’ve been to my fair share of community meetings. To be fair, I’ve organized too many to count. And honestly, I’m tired. Tired of knowing what to expect of almost any meeting whether it’s called a charrette, a workshop, or

Grassroots Barcelona – Summer 2018

Update: Check out some of the work from our class: grassrootsbarcelona.wordpress.com Look up from your tapas and watch the flow of people—neighbors, tourists, artists and peddlers—stroll down the Rambla. They disappear down the metro to resurface in some vibrant plaza or

Grassroots Barcelona – Summer 2018

Update: Check out some of the work from our class: grassrootsbarcelona.wordpress.com Look up from your tapas and watch the flow of people—neighbors, tourists, artists and peddlers—stroll down the Rambla. They disappear down the metro to resurface in some vibrant plaza or

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, 2015

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, 2015