"Despite the neighborhood's pageantry and proximity to the rebuilding at Ground Zero, government efforts to help it in the aftermath of 9-11 stalled until a local group, Asian Americans for Equality, engaged a non-profit architecture firm to help articulate residents' design prioritites. To learn what that firm can teach about designing diverse neighborhoods, follow the teens with digital cameras..."
"What nonverbal tools do you use in charettes? How can planners balance organic vernacular design with coherent guidelines? When do children show sharper intuition for vernacular design than professionals? "