5 Theses – Kate Stuewe and Bernardo Almeida

Thesis #1: Urban wildlife is not a nuisance to exterminate; it is an opportunity for intricate and responsive design.

Binay, Rona: http://productsofdesign.sva.edu/blog/rona-binay-thesis

U.S. Forest Service: http://www.fs.fed.us/research/docs/urban/urban-wildlife.pdf

Leedy, Daniel L.: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015086433680

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015086433680;view=1up;seq=11

Brenneisen, Stephan: http://www.urbanhabitats.org/v04n01/wildlife_full.html

American Society of Landscape Architects: http://www.asla.org/sustainablelandscapes/Vid_Wildlife.html

Hostetler, Mark: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/nature-cities/215256/matter-scale-connecting-human-design-decisions-decisions-made-wildlife

 

Thesis #2: For the sake of being economically and ecologically sound, regulations on urban produce farming need to be reconsidered.

1. American Society of Landscape Architects: http://www.asla.org/sustainablelandscapes/Vid_UrbanAg.html

United States Department of Agriculture: https://afsic.nal.usda.gov/farms-and-community/urban-agriculture

Heiselmann, Phil: http://www.urbanaglaw.org/food-ag-and-health/

Five Borough Farm: http://www.fiveboroughfarm.org/urban-agriculture/

National League of Cities: http://www.sustainablecitiesinstitute.org/topics/food-systems/urban-agriculture/promoting-urban-agriculture-through-zoning

Howard, Brian Clark: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/urban-farming/#/earth-day-urban-farming-new-york-rooftop_51631_600x450.jpg

 

Thesis #3: The social discussion of urban homelessness is an area architects have the ability and even responsibility to participate.

  1. Making sense of urban theory by: Michael Dear https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=IQhzAwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=urban+homelessness&ots=9KPJogu_ZV&sig=5cYw_gZk0FoGa7GJJdVUfQmiydM#v=onepage&q=urban%20homelessness&f=false
  2. Body, Memory, and Architecture by: KC Bloomer https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=riVjgRj6yygC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=architecture+in+small+places&ots=t7XnZfif0A&sig=o20ogZLEWPKSMqh-mfpM2yUEhxQ#v=onepage&q=architecture%20in%20small%20places&f=false
  3. Toward an Architecture of Place: Moving Beyond Iconic to Extraordinary http://www.pps.org/reference/toward-an-architecture-of-place-moving-beyond-iconic-to-extraordinary/
  4. Architecture to Combat Homelessness by: Matt Shaw http://architizer.com/blog/utah-homelessness/
  5. Levitt Bernstein’s Pop-Up HAWSE Proposal Transforms London’s Unused Garages into Temporary Housing by: David Cole
    http://inhabitat.com/levitt-bernsteins-pop-up-hawse-proposal-transforms-londons-unused-garages-into-temporary-housing/
  6. Design for Homeless Shelter in San Luis Obispo Awarded by: Tim Winstanley http://www.archdaily.com/195063/design-for-homeless-shelter-in-san-luis-obispo-awarded

 

Thesis #4: Lack of uniqueness in architecture has been determined by modernism and the idea that everything has to follow a certain process and has to look in a certain way. 

  1. http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2008/may-june/what-is-modernism.html by: National Trust of Historic Preservation
  2. Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the making of postwar identities by: Kulic, Vladimir; Parker, Timothy. (book located in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library).
  3. Preservation of Modern Architecture by: Theodore H.M Prudon (article) https://www.uta.edu/architecture/_downloads/prudon/Prudon_lecture.pdf
  4. The New Paradigm in Architecture: the language of post modernism https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=20bkru0gzCMC&oi=fnd&pg=PA52&dq=modernism+in+architecture&ots=yvLWmUk9lQ&sig=sGvjid2lshd4X_OQV_M7LunGpt8#v=onepage&q=modernism%20in%20architecture&f=false
  5. Planning through debate: the communicative turn in planning theory by: Patsy Healey http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/abs/10.3828/tpr.63.2.422×602303814821?journalCode=tpr
  6. Modernism and the posthumanist subject by: K. Michael Hays https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=mXoEYiTf8EMC&oi=fnd&pg=PP11&dq=modernism+in+architecture&ots=xW0It8asO4&sig=qrIp5U1dIdfH2vOlK4hzD5G1JFU#v=onepage&q=modernism%20in%20architecture&f=false

 

Thesis #5: Planning is essential in the development of vital communities in order to promote sustainable economic development, clean energy and elimination of poverty.

  1. Architecture, Building and Planning https://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/built-environment/education/graduate-program-built-environment/architecture-building-and-planning/
  2. Towards an autonomous, humanoid, and dynamically walking robot: Modeling, optimal trajectory planning, hardware architecture, and experiments https://www.sim.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/publ/download/2003-Humanoids-Buss-etal.pdf
  3. Creative Cities and Economic Development by: Peter Hall (article found in google scholar) pdf
  4. Microorganisms and clean energy by: Timothy J. Donohue and Richard J. Cogdell http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2605648/
  5. The Changing Aid Architecture: Can Global Initiatives Eradicate Poverty? By: Uma Lele, Nafis Sadik, Adele Simmons. http://www.oecd.org/dac/37034781.pdf
  6. Economy and Architecture by: Julia Odgers, MHairi McVicar and Stephen Kite https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=HvksCgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=economy+and+architecture&ots=Ry6Va7Qsyk&sig=Ff5AXUBDT1v_iBtZGPn94X7MFWg#v=onepage&q=economy%20and%20architecture&f=false

One thought on “5 Theses – Kate Stuewe and Bernardo Almeida”

  1. Next time, choose a format and cite your sources properly rather than providing links. Thesis 1 and 2 are interesting- for each, consider looking at one or two specific examples, as the topics could be rather broad for a 1500 word paper. Your argument is unclear in thesis 3- do you think that architects should be required to attend meeting regarding urban homelessness? Should firms have to dedicate a certain number of hours per year to pro bono work that supports the homeless in urban areas? Make a specific argument. Thesis 4 could become an interesting topic if you narrow it down- why don’t you think that modern architecture is unique? Is there a specific architect or project that you could discuss in the paper? A previous student argued that Mies van der Rohe’s architecture was not successful- one point being that it lacked uniqueness. Again, clarify your argument for thesis 5- what do you mean by planning? Vital communities? This topic should be narrowed down considerably.

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