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

Urbanism in Barcelona

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 hillside neighborhood, climbing stairs to high-ceilinged apartments with views over

Urbanism in Barcelona

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 hillside neighborhood, climbing stairs to high-ceilinged apartments with views over

International Garden of Many Colors

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 lines. Struggles with the City of

International Garden of Many Colors

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 lines. Struggles with the City of

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 (530) 752-4082, dsdelapena at ucdavis.edu About Me: I am a community designer, architect and educator engaged

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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 (530) 752-4082, dsdelapena at ucdavis.edu About Me: I am a community designer, architect and educator engaged

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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