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Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place...
Mark Johnson is the founder of Civitas, a collaborative design firm that is known for transformative urban design and landscape...
Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place...
Mark Johnson describes the principles which guide Civitas. Their theory of practice emphasizes ideas and skills, and eagering...
Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place...
In the second half of his lecture Mark Johnson explains Civitas urban design projects in Denver, Memphis, Kansas City, Miami, and...
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Sejima presents her office's entry for a competition for the IIT student center. The first consideration was to create...

Mark Johnson Rebuilding Civitas The Regeneration Of Place In Urban Design

March 5, 2008 | Video Lecturer:
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Mark Johnson is the founder of Civitas, a collaborative design firm that is known for transformative urban design and landscape architecture projects on several continents. Johnson outlines the firm’s principles of regeneration with a goal to “improve the health, quality of life, and sustainability of cities.” He explains Civitas urban design projects in Denver, Memphis, Kansas City, Miami, and Los Angeles. Through these projects Johnson highlights the firm’s commitment to the “regeneration of nature, stimulation of human nature, celebration of culture, and building for time.”

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Mark Johnson describes the principles which guide Civitas. Their theory of practice emphasizes ideas and skills, and eagering seeking out expertise. Johnson defines urban regeneration as the attempt to “improve the health, quality of life, and sustainability of cities.” He also describes how Civitas seeks to accomplish this by striving to “regenerate nature, stimulate human nature, and celebrate culture.”


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In the second half of his lecture Mark Johnson explains Civitas urban design projects in Denver, Memphis, Kansas City, Miami, and Los Angeles. Through these projects Johnson highlights the firm’s commitment to the “regeneration of nature, stimulation of human nature, celebration of culture, and building for time.” He concludes with a visual interpretation of the Civitas manifesto.


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Sejima presents her office’s entry for a competition for the IIT student center. The first consideration was to create connections between academic and residential areas. Next, Sejima addresses the division of the large site into discreet spaces. She then discusses how to approach an existing rail line that cuts through the site.