Urbanism is a lens through which we can understand the built environment, from cities to villages to landscapes. Through urbanism it is possible to examine urban phenomena from architecture to politics, from economics to cultural processes. Urbanism is concerned with everything from the next place you should eat brunch to how to handle massive development in the face of the worldwide explosion of city-dwellers.
Through journalistic projects, from editing to writing, the concepts and conditions of urbanism can be expressed. To the insiders: architects speaking to architects, politicians in discourse with politicians, but also - and more importantly - from the inside view to the outside. Writing for magazines, journals and newspapers and through radio, this is about explaining the world around us, for everyone to understand.
Teaching and research provide a platform to go beyond received ideas and into the creation of new lines of thought. Globalization and urbanization continue at an increasingly fast rate, presenting new and unexpected challenges. By exploring through research and teaching, it is possible to go beyond understanding the world around us and into acting upon that understanding in the built environment.