Networked Urbanism

design thinking initiatives for a better urban life

Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano

Using education to empower citizens and make them more proactive. Can we use education, as one of the most powerful drivers of change, to change the role people we take in urban development, showing them new resources and tools for change and action?

PROJECT STATEMENT

The problem is the future strain on Portland’s transportation infrastructure, due to the expected population growth of 1 million people by the year 2040.

Portland is expecting to become denser, and though Portland’s population has increased, the congestion of traffic has not. This is due to Portland’s predominant bike culture. Portland is America’s biking capital, with a bicycle commuter rate of 6.3% vs. the national average of 0.61%. There is already an existing system of bicycle pathways through the city of Portland, so building new infrastructure is not the way to generate more cyclists.

Our intent is to help Portland reach the modal split goal of 25% bicycle trips taken by the population inside the metro area. (more…)


We have created page accounts to go along with our app. This allows for deeper connection and to get the ball rolling on creating this app as a marketable item. Also along with the use of Facebook and Twitter as base pages, we have created a hashtag that goes along with our app and pages to further group conversations and connections.

https://www.facebook.com/bikingportland

https://twitter.com/BikingPDX

#bportland

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Here is a mapped out version of the development of the Bike PDX app so far…

Tree of App


 

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We constructed a survey to better understand the people of Portland.

 

 

 

 

 

CHARTS

 

Here is the mock-up of the base structure/design of the interface of the App.

app board

 


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Here is video of our curated tour of density in Portland now and what is projected. We wanted to see where people thought two types of density (population and buildings)  were both currently, and projected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6ApWpOa2Wo&feature=youtu.be


In the middle of November, we were asked to create a proposal for the final review “performance” for former Loeb Fellow Jim Lasko.

Nov 19 Final Review Proposal


Below are initial attempts to create a mobile application to solve the logistical problems associated with digitizing maps and tickets, and beginning to design a visitor-to-visitor commenting platform.

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Below is the presentation given during our two-day midterm review on October 22 and 23, 2013.

MFA RVEx Midreview 02


Development of a resource network — in progress.

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Bibliography presentation of one film and one book to further our research on the issue of waste:

Bibliography Presentation 15 October


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