Reading List

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Lance Patrick Sy

University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Urbanism


  • Online

    Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight

    Places Journal

    Americans are conflicted about urban development: somehow we’ve demonized both sprawl and density. Here’s the case for the hyperdense city: prosperous, sustainable, delightful.

  • Online

    Eat the City

    Places Journal

    The case for “civic agriculture” — for reconceptualizing cities as networks of agricultural zones, from parks to allotments.

  • Online

    The Productive Surface

    Places Journal

    An architect assesses the potential for built surfaces to accommodate agriculture, harvest water, and generate energy.

  • Online

    Housing and the Cooperative Commonwealth

    Places Journal

    In America we have an escalating crisis of housing affordability — yet we are overlooking one of the best and most basic solutions.

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