“Urban Design After Battery Park City: Opportunities for Variety and Vitality” by Tim Love in Urban Design, edited by Alex Krieger and William S. Saunders (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009). (Essay originally published in Harvard Design Magazine)
“Since the late 1990s the generative capabilities of parametric modeling, or digital scripting, programs have come to dominate design discourse at schools like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia, largely due to the increasing influence and leadership of mid-career professors and practitioners such as Greg Lynn, Preston Scott Cohen and Monica Ponce de Leon.”
A flexible method that embraces informality and appropriation within a fixed city could be of great value to cities with changing demographics and constrained resources.
Tim’s observations from working with the Town of Weston, MA on improvements to its historic Town Center, which includes streetscape design, pedestrian safety, traffic, utility infrastructure, and parking.