Studio News

Spring 2013


OP CITY: cityLAB and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto Present the OP CITY Symposium

On Saturday, June 1, 2013 architects, media artists, designers, and students gathered for the symposium OP CITY: Figuring the Urban Future and its Audiences. Four multi-disciplinary teams presented and discussed new methods for observing the city and its future audiences.

For more information, see the press release and photos on the University of Toronto's Web page.


WPA 2.0: cityLAB's WPA 2.0 in Places Magazine
January 21, 2013

Written by Places editor Nancy Levinson, the editorial "After the Storm: Climate Change and Public Works," argues for an intensified political agenda for designers as Barack Obama begins his second term. Levinson discusses WPA 2.0 among other projects that identify the intersection between climate change, sustainability and urban design.

Read the editorial in Places.

Urban Humanities Initiative: Mellon Awards $2M to Fund The Urban Turn Initiative
January 11, 2013

Dana Cuff, Director of cityLAB, in collaboration with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris from Planning, Todd Presner from Germanic Languages and Digital Humanities, and Diane Favro from Architecture, are the recipients of a generous, three-year award from the Mellon Foundation to establish UCLA as an international center for the study of "urban humanities." The initiative begins Fall 2013.

See the press release, and stay posted for more news.

You can also visit the Urban Humanities website, which is under construction. It contains application materials for UCLA students and faculty.

Westwood Village: cityLAB's Westwood Village Vision Featured in UCLA Magazine
January 1, 2013

cityLAB's Westwood Village Vision was produced in 2011 and is an on-going collaboration with the Westwood Village community. UCLA Magazine highlights the study's recommendations to revitalize Westwood Village into a more attractive, economically vibrant, and sustainable district.

See the article on the Vision in The UCLA Magazine

Los Angeles - Risk and Resilience   

Los Angeles - Risk and Resilience