Place It! gets ready to travel the globe

March 1st, 2010 — 7:29pm

On March 10, Place It! will set off for Berlin to participate in a series of model-building workshops centered around the idea of large-scale urban redevelopment adjacent to railway stations. The workshops will be held as a cross-cultural exchange between students and faculty from the University of Southern California, and students and faculty from Technical University Berlin.

From Berlin, Place It! will set off for Rio, to participate in the United Nations World Urban Forum.

Stay tuned for updates and missives from abroad!

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Photos from recent workshop in Compton

February 12th, 2010 — 5:49pm

This interactive group exercise asked participants to redesign the Rosa Parks Metro Station in new and innovative ways. In creating their designs, participants were asked to draw from their own personal knowledge, previously identified community issues, and urban planning elements such as pedestrian access, uses, and cultural identity of place.  To construct their model, each group was given twenty minutes and a variety of recycled materials, such as bottle caps, wood blocks, and construction paper. When completed, each group gave a two-minute presentation on their design.  In a short of amount of time, participants designed a station area, discussed ideal solutions, and reflected on other ideas relevant to their community.

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Place It! Blog is here

February 10th, 2010 — 12:26pm

The Place It! Blog will now be the spot where you can follow the day-to-day goings-on, adventures, and developments of Place It! – what we’re up to, where we’re going, what we’ve been thinking about.  Follow along, find out where we are, participate!

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