sampling the ‘seeing the better city’ December photo display

Why attend a photo expo about seeing the elements of urban space? Because it’s a simple way to help navigate urban change, and find ways to improve your city, town or neighborhood.

During the month of December, ten photographs from my pending book, Seeing the Better City, will be on display at Cafe Verite/Cupcake Royale in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood, at 1101 34th Ave.  A kickoff event will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The photographs—largely drawn from the several “urban diary excerpts” throughout the book—will illustrate the roles that personal observation plays in understanding and improving our urban environments.

The following four photographs provide an overview of the photo display and related book topics.  They hint at the close to 100 photographs and the many historical and modern tools and techniques addressed in the book.

Does such imagery show us the cities we want to see?
Does such imagery show us the cities we want to see?
Consider how a patient immersion is necessary to understand a place, from the Introduction
Consider how a patient immersion is necessary to understand a place, from the Introduction
Carefully observe the role of human activity in an ordered built environment, from Chapter 4
Carefully observe the role of human activity in an ordered built environment, from Chapter 4
How to show juxtapositions of people and place through an urban diary, from Chapters 3 and 4
How to compile human connections to place through an urban diary, from Chapters 3 and 4

Images composed by the author Paris and Seattle. © 2009-2016 myurbanist. All Rights Reserved. Do not copy.

For more on using urban observation as a tool to affect change, Seeing the Better City will be available by early 2017 from Island Press, through local booksellers, and Amazon.

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