Hello friends and colleagues! The Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative is currently looking to fill an Urban Designer position recently made available on our staff. The position’s responsibilities include project management, a commitment to working with community groups and an interest in Urban Design education.
The candidate should hold an advanced degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning, and have five or more years of experience in Urban Design or a related field. The salary is negotiable based on the applicant’s experience.
Here’s how to access a full description of the available position and online application:
1. Visit Kent State’s career postings site
2. Click the Search Postings link on the left sidebar
3. Enter position number: 998196
We plan to fill the position in April, so please feel free to spread the word!
Italian researcher Alessandro Coppolo will be presenting a lecture about his impressions of Cleveland and his findings about shrinking cities in the US and Europe at CSU’s Levin College Forum on Tuesday, January 15. The event is free and open to the public. Details here:
The CUDC invites writers, designers, artists and thinkers to submit abstracts for Volume 5 of our annual publication, Urban Infill. Urban Infill examines themes in contemporary urban design, architecture, and planning. Past volumes have addressed shrinking cities, temporary urbanism, urban hydrology, and storytelling in an urban context. These can be previewed here:(http://www.cudc.kent.edu/publications/urban_infill/index.html)
Volume 5 will focus on diagrams. We invite examples and perspectives on diagramming and its place in urban design practice and processes. We are particularly interested in the intents and agendas behind various forms of diagramming within the following framework. Submissions may correspond to any of these six (6) themes:
DEFINING THE DIAGRAM
(historical / theoretical evolution of diagramming, diagramming in design thinking and processes,
conventional and unconventional approaches to diagramming in / for urban design)
MEANING | FUNCTION
(diagrams as a way to represent meaning; to clarify / communicate with accuracy and specificity)
TRANSLATION | INTERPRETATION
(diagrams used to reveal, explore, analyze and represent information and ideas)
VAGUENESS | SUGGESTION
(diagrams used to hint, suggest, obfuscate, subvert, conceal or lie)
COMPOSITION | NARRATIVE
(diagrams that simulate and present composite perspectives, juxtapositions of ideas and objects, and
communicate processes and narratives)
EXCHANGE | ENGAGEMENT
(diagram as process and tool for engagement)
Abstract / Description (text) : 500 words or less
Images: no more than 5 thumbnails - total file size under 5MBs.
Please send abstracts and/or images via email to email@example.com no later than Friday, June 8th 2012. We welcome new, in-progress or pre-published, original work.
Abstracts due: Friday, June 8th 2012
Notification to selected contributors: Monday, June 18th 2012
Final entries due: Friday, July 27th 2012
Expected publication: September 2012
Join us Friday, October 28th at 12 noon as we welcome Ohio State University Assistant Professor Karen Lewis for a talk on her winning entries for the Van Alen Institute’s Life at the Speed of Rail design competition.
Karen Lewis Talk
Friday, October 28, 2011
12 - 1 PM
CUDC Conference Room
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Along with two student team members, Karen was selected as a competition winner for their entry Switch Space, which questioned the logic of linear corridors within the geography and development patterns of the Midwestern expanse. Her winning entry can be viewed on the Van Alen’s website here. Karen’s submission Health Corridor was also selected as an Honorable Mention. This Ohio centered proposal aligns a statewide high-speed rail corridor not with city centers, but rather along prominent health institutions.
Karen Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at The Ohio State University whose design research examines the intersection of graphic and infrastructural systems. Recent projects include Stock Exchange, an analysis, exhibition and proposal for the Bluegrass Stockyard, the largest stockyard East of the Mississippi River; Yellowtown, an examination of the relationship between signage, urban development and race; and Start / Gap, which visualizes human trafficking patterns and proposes ways to interrupt this exchange. Most recently, Professor Lewis was awarded the ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award, a prestigious award given to new faculty during their formative academic years who demonstrate excellence in teaching.
The Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone is a defined district (in the area of East 79th Street and Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio) that will foster entrepreneurial farming activities and related businesses. The plan will provide a comprehensive design approach for a Live | Play | Grow neighborhood that integrates agriculture into the surrounding neighborhood.
In case you haven’t seen this internship opportunity yet, or set it aside for later and forgot to finish your application, the deadline for the Cleveland Foundation’s 2011 summer internship program is Friday, February 4, 2011. Here’s more information on the internship:
The Cleveland Foundation is seeking undergraduate, recent college graduate students and graduate students to apply to their summer internship program. This program offers students meaningful career-related work and knowledge about the Greater Cleveland non-profit and public sector community. Interns are paid $12 per hour for full-time work and attend a weekly seminar highlighting key organizations and programs being conducted in the local non-profit and public sectors.
The application deadline is February 4, 2011. Personal interviews with select applicants will be conducted by early March. Interns will be notified of their acceptance into the program in early April. The internship program begins on June 6 and ends on August 19, 2011.
The application form and additional information can be accessed through the Cleveland Foundation website.
If you have any questions about the program, contact Nelson Beckford, program officer at (216) 615-7259 or nbeckford(at)clevefdn.org.
The committee has extended an invitation out to anyone in Cleveland’s design community who has an interest in wayfinding and schedule signage to attend this Friday’s meeting and subsequent meetings, which are held the first Friday of each month.
by david jurca
Today is EarthFest! Go to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today anytime between 10am and 5pm and you will be treated to Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day Celebration in the NATION.
If you missed the Walk or Bike for the Earth, then you can still ride the FREE RTA Clean-Air Bus that runs from Public Square to the Zoo - and you get free admission if you do. Also, bring a plastic grocery bag to recycle and you can exchange it for a reusable bag!
To find out more about the event and the 160+ environmental exhibits for climate change solutions, visit earthdaycoalition.org!
by marianne eppig.
posted by marianne eppig.