Lessons from Minamisanriku: Community Gardening

Displacement and personal investment in temporary spaces One of the initiatives led by the local government following the displacement and […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 15, 2015

Lessons from Minamisanriku: Koala Library

What are the most important civic buildings? The first civic building that was rebuilt in Minamisanriku after the tsunami was […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 13, 2015

Lessons from Minamisanriku: The sea as a resource

Can preventative infrastructure compromise the quality and livelihood of a place? Minamisanriku has an economy that is based primarily on […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 11, 2015

Lessons from Minamisanriku: Houses or shops?

How can new housing be built in a way that ensures it is supported by local infrastructure? While in Minamisanriku, […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 8, 2015

Lessons from Minamisanriku: What does place mean to us?

Negotiating different personal and community associations with a building or place Minamisanriku is in many ways an idyllic setting, a […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 7, 2015

Lessons from Minamisanriku: Introduction

When I asked a survivor of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Minamisanriku, Japan in June 2011 what we could […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 6, 2015

Do we accept the status quo in place? A round-up of our London debate

“We are both too ambitious and not ambitious enough” opened our first speaker, Alastair Donald on Wednesday at our fourth […]

Lucia das Neves

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

To a More Ambitious Place: Do we accept the status quo in place? Think piece #3

By Alexei Schwab The pressure is on for London to build more homes, and we are seeing a raft of […]

Guest Author

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

To a More Ambitious Place: Do we accept the status quo in place? Think piece #2

By Sir Tom Shebbeare An amateur planner: asset or a hazard? Challenging the status quo by using the tool of […]

Guest Author

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

To a More Ambitious Place: Do we accept the status quo in place? Think piece #1

By Samar Héchaimé The question put forth is ‘Do we accept the status quo in place?’ My question is what […]

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Posted on Mar 13, 2015