FIELD NOTES

What do we see in the field? Below are a collection of articles, videos, curiosities, and observations of cities and its people.

 

Oakland 2100 at the AIA East Bay

Located at the East Bay AIA, the exhibition Oakland 2100: A Game About the Future of Oakland will be open from September 18th-October 4th 2019 and will feature creative programming and events brought to you by the Oakland 2100 team, East Bay AIA, and Urban Field Studio. 

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Jane Lin
Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use

Frank Fuller and Jane Lin of Urban Field Studio have proudly served as Faculty Advisors for The Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Frank Fuller worked with the cities of Louisville (2012-2013), Minneapolis (2009-2010), and Anchorage (2016-2017) and Jane worked with the City of Tucson (2017-2018). The Fellowship for Cities is a year long, and Faculty Advisors meet with the Fellows on a regular basis during the year.

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Jane Lin
Teaching Urban Design at Cal

Urban Field Studio has been long-time contributors to local Universities and programs. In Fall 2018, Jane Lin began to teach as a Lecturer for the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. She taught Environmental Design 201, the Master of Urban Design Studio with John Ellis, at Mithun. For Fall 2019, Jane Lin is teaching City Planning 140: Urban Design and Placemaking, an undergraduate course for over 100 students in the College of Environmental Design.

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Jane Lin
Working on Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)

Recently, Frank Fuller of Urban Field Studio has become the Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Francisco Council’s (SF) Technical Assistance Panels (TAP) Co-Chair with Kara Gross of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. The program brings together volunteer experts from multi-disciplinary land use and real estate backgrounds to tackle site specific or public policy issues. TAPs offers honest and objective guidance to local governments, public agencies and nonprofit organizations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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Jane Lin
The Past Made Visible in the Present

Aachen is a mid-size city in Germany, located directly at the border with The Netherlands and Belgium, with a 5000-year history of settlement. One of the focal points in the heart of the city, aside from the famous cathedral, is the Elisenbrunnen which features a sulfur-rich healing fountain.

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Liz Lessig
Car Parking or Bike Lane?

On March 3rd, 2015, the SFMTA board voted to approve the redesign of a 1.3-mile stretch of Polk Street between Union and McAllister Street in San Francisco that proposes the addition of bike lanes as well as other streetscape improvements such as trees, raised crosswalks, bulb-outs, and pedestrian-scale street lights.

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Liz Lessig
Protected Bike Lanes

My bicycle is my main mode of transportation to get around in the city. I encountered the pictured situation four times within 10 minutes of riding on the same street (I didn't take a photo of the 4th truck), which is very typical on a mid-day ride:

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