Video Archive | David Bergman (7)

David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions
David Bergman proposes thinking about cities in terms of five parameters: the generic point, area "as signifier of culture,"...
Cleantech Corridor Competition Symposium
Peter Zellner describes the 2010 Cleantech Corridor competition's objectives, intentions, and ambitions. Los Angeles mayor...
SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part Two
In part two of this Future Initiatives symposium Orhan Ayy?ce and Sylvia Lavin lead a discussion about the aims and intentions of...
SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part One
SCI-Arc's Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium on the possibilities and pitfalls of innovative and contemporary...
Scifi Symposium A New Infrastructure Jury
The jury for the "New Infrastructure" competition discusses the entries in general, noting some failures and successes. They...
SCIFI Symposium A New Infrastructure
Peter Zellner and David Bergman, the coordinators of SCI-Arc's Future Initiatives program outline the New Infrastructure...
SciFI Symposium The City After The Economy
SCI Arc's Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium with Kevin Ratner, David Bergman, Dan Wood, Peter Zellner, and Rene...

David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions

April 1, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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David Bergman proposes thinking about cities in terms of five parameters: the generic point, area “as signifier of culture,” volume as “the power of the state exercised on a building,” time as “a pathway for development,” and capitalism as “a technology for development.” He discusses the contemporary city as a construction of economic policies and zoning regulations designed to increase capital investments. He discusses the urban mapping achieved by Nolli’s map of Rome. Bergman talks about the parameter of time as a pathway for urban development. When speaking about the parameter of volume, Bergman stresses how floor area ratios and zoning envelopes are manipulated by capital
and commerce. He contrasts urban growth over time in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Butte, and Detroit. Bergman describes capital as the fifth dimension of urban development, and the force that creates cities and spurs economic growth. Bergman argues that all architectural proposals are economically evaluated accoding to four measures: net operating rate, capitalization rate, rate of return, and total rate of return.

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Cleantech Corridor Competition Symposium

Peter Zellner describes the 2010 Cleantech Corridor competition’s objectives, intentions, and ambitions. Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa outlines his administration’s sustainable policy initiatives, and encourages continued input, especially from students, to refine them. A brief award ceremony acknowledges the Cleantech Corridor competition’s student and professional winners. The professional entrants describe their entries. The jury discusses Los Angeles’s infrastructure, the shifting political atmosphere and how public support is integral for creating postive change.

 

SCIFI coordinator Peter Zellner hosts a symposium which discusses the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor Competition. Along with the organization of the competition and its award ceremony, the group talks about the entries and the feasibility feats of the projects. They also describe the current Los Angeles condition in regards to policy making, green space, and automobile fetishism.

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SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part Two

In part two of this Future Initiatives symposium Orhan Ayy?ce and Sylvia Lavin lead a discussion about the aims and intentions of the individual presentations. They explore why architecture continues to pursue urban scaled projects, and the role of architecture schools in exploring new ways of urban involvement.

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SCIFI Symposium Other New Urbanisms Part One

SCI-Arc’s Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium on the possibilities and pitfalls of innovative and contemporary approaches to city making. David Bergman and Peter Zellner moderate; David Fletcher, Mia Lehrer, and Andrew Zago present their work; Orhan Ayy?ce and Sylvia Lavin respond. The panelists discuss their recent L.A. River competition entries which map local conditions to generate design elements, trying to predict the future.

 

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Andrew Zago discusses his relationship to the Future Initiatives program, and explores the implementation of architecture in an...

Scifi Symposium A New Infrastructure Jury

The jury for the “New Infrastructure” competition discusses the entries in general, noting some failures and successes. They review the finalists in detail to determine the final awards. The jury included Aspet Davidian, Neil M. Denari, Cecilia V. Estolano, Gail Goldberg, Roland Genik, Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss and Geoff Wardle.

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SCIFI Symposium A New Infrastructure

February 9, 2009 | Video Lecturer:

Peter Zellner and David Bergman, the coordinators of SCI-Arc’s Future Initiatives program outline the New Infrastructure competition which explored how new infrastructural systems can spur innovative forms of urban planning. They review the competition rules, the awards, and answer a few questions.

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SciFI Symposium The City After The Economy

SCI Arc’s Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium with Kevin Ratner, David Bergman, Dan Wood, Peter Zellner, and Rene Peralta. The panelists discuss the recession spurred by the financial crisis of 2008. While investigating the architectural implications of the slowed economy, the group discusses in general the role of the architect in urban policy making, the future of the crisis, and the possibility that smaller firms will emerge in a better position than established ones.

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David Bergman discusses why economic policies succeed and fail, citing historical precedents. He describes the recent real estate...
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Peter Zellner leads the panel in a discussion of the economy. Panelists talk about the differences between resource and capital,...