PLATFORM: Civics and Placemaking

FALL 2023

Planning and design practices play a significant role in shaping the ways individuals to come together, share ideas, and take collective actions. Moreover, the ways in which public spaces are planned, designed, constructed, and maintained provide a kind of social infrastructure that supports a community’s pursuit of health, safety, and welfare, and its expression of civic aspirations. This issue of Platform highlights how the programs, faculty, and students across the School of Architecture contribute to the creation of places that foster civic life.


Bridget Gayle Ground


Emilio Sanchez


Dean's Introduction, Heather Woofter 
Water in Cities, Michael Holleran 
Mapping the Jaguar Corridor: A Radiography of Urbanization, Juana Salcedo 
In Support of Transgressive Practices: Cultivating New Landscape Imaginaries, Maggie Hansen 
The Civics of a Just Transition, Michael Oden and Miriam Solis 
Multispecies Lounge, Nerea Feliz and Joyce Hwang 
Plume, Kory Bieg and Clay Odom 
Placemaking: The Role of Historic Preservation and Building Documentation in Creating Inspiring Public Spaces, Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla 
Architecture is a Team Sport, Larry Speck 
Ripples of Hope, Coleman Coker


Kevin Jeffery, MLA '19  
Tatum Lau, MSCRP/MSUD '17  
John Ridgon, MSCRP '13


Lauren Rottet, B.Arch '79