4 March 2013

cityLAB’s intrepid CEO, Eve Picker, presented at TEDxCMU on Sunday. Her talk, “Cure for the Common City,” focused on the costs of top-down and bottom-up approaches to urban development. This morning’s issue of Carnegie Mellon University’s student paper said:

Picker explained the difference between bottom-up and top-down city design, using Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center as an example of an expensive, top-down project and the Toonseum in Downtown as an example of a cheaper, bottom-up method for revitalization.

“Imagine a city where 5 million visits are generated by 13,000 small projects — that’s a cure for the common city,” Picker said.”

Here’s the video and, below, some of Eve’s slides:

the cure for the common city

TOP-DOWN

BOTTOM-UP!

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