SHIFTboston blog » Urban design
  • Reprogramming the City: An interview with Curator scott Burnham

    Have you ever envisioned how one might re- purpose a parking machine or a utility storage box? How about using billboards to distribute fresh water?  Or perhaps getting a healthy dose of ultraviolet light at the bus stop during those harsh, dark winter months? Reprogramming The City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure a new exhibition at the [...]

  • WHY STOP Exhibition Opening Event at South Station

    What would make you stop? A glowing greenhouse? A rolling theatre or how about a super pier? This summer SHIFTboston challenged architects, urban designers, designers and landscape architects — professionals and students — to visualize new destinations along the proposed South Coast Rail extension, a new rail that will connect Boston to Taunton, New Bedford, [...]

  • Upcoming Event – Lighter Than Air presented by Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem at The Architectural League

      If you’re in the New York City area next week be sure to stop by the The Architectural League to listen to SHIFTboston 2011 Barge Design Competition winners Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem speak about their winning design and other works they have done.  They will be presenting ‘Lighter than Air’ as one of [...]

  • Skywalk for the Hancock Tower?

    Ever wanted to know what it might be like to fly? If yes, then take a trip to the Sears Tower in Chicago! Climb your way up to the 103rd floor and experience what it’s like to walk 1353 feet in the air while walking on the Skywalk. Made up of several  glass boxes that [...]