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With the coining of the term Terrain Vague , Ignasi de Solà-Morales is interested in the form of absence in the contemporary metropolis.
The urbanist calendar published on Monday was, admittedly, a visual provocation, setting a stage for thought about important urban issues for 2012. I see great merit in such urban exploration with a descriptive, rather than prescriptive approach.
Mathieu Helie has been writing at a blog he calls Emergent Urbanism . His most recent post is the first part of a series that will be published as an entire article entitled “ The Principles of Emergent Urbanism ” at International Journal of Architectural Research .
I was asked to write an article around ‘bottom-up planning’ by Architectural Review Australia a while ago. It was published in the last issue, and I’m re-posting here. ‘Bottom-up’ is hardly the most elegant phrase, but I suspect you know what I mean.