The journal 306090 continues to garner acclaim throughout the architecture and design world as an essential forum for issues of architectural practice and theory. Its role as a voice for young architects, designers, and academics is reinforced by its knack for approaching broad topics from unique perspectives and synthesizing multiple points of view.
306090 09: Regarding Public Space explores the conception, production, and operation of contemporary public space in the city from the vantage of its design, development, construction, and use. Rather than dwell on what public space is, 306090's guest editors identify it as the material manifestation of intersecting forces (economics, program, sustainable land-use) whose formation involves a complex set of manipulations in both physical space and managerial aptitude. The articles in this volume, by contributors from cities across the globe, test the ways in which we articulate the built environment to make public space, interrogating it through examples from practice and theoretical developments alike.
About the Author
Design Bureau for Public Space (DB4PS) is an international speculative practice dedicated to the research and execution of design initiatives for the public realm.
Table of Contents
|The Intracoastal Waterway||54|
|Tactical Sound Garden (TSG) Toolkit||64|
|Infrascapes: Interstitial Enclaves of the Unplanned||72|
|The Non for Profit + Public Policy||92|
|Working on the Failed Utopia||102|
|Competition to Construction: H t O Toronto Harbourfront||106|
|Public Park: The Fifth Model||10|
|Private Initiative, Public Good?||20|
|Public Space; Broken City||32|
|Public Space on the Move||38|
|Post-Fordist Public Works||114|
|Flatspace: Exurbanism + Infrastructural Landscape||126|
|Emerging Public Realms in the Contemporary City - Catalogues and Projects||146|