PARTICIPATORY URBAN PLANNING

Monday, July 6, 2009 17:53

Candy Chang is an urban planner, artist and graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland where she is a design specialist for Nokia. Before moving to Finland Candy lived in New York City (2001 -2009) where she carried out diverse collaborative community-based projects aimed at making information sharing more accessible and engaging through design and the creative use of public space.
Candy’s projects, which often burgeon from simple questions or basic community needs, combine the faculties of her eclectic background (architecture, graphic design and urban planning), research and public space to provide fun and practical solutions to everyday problems of city life.

Recent projects by Candy Chang include:

AIR QUALITY VISUALIZED

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Air Quality Visualized is a project by Candy Chang and the Spatial Information Design Lab for the visualization of air quality on mobile devices.
Prompted by the apparition more and more face masks downtown in Manhattan Candy set out to investigate the quality of air in New York. After recording and geo-coding the carbon monoxide levels in the city the group is now exploring ways to make this information accessible on mobile devices.

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STREET VENDOR GUIDE

Candy collaborated on the Street Vendor Guide Project, an initiative by Making Policy Public a CUP program, to compile comprehensive guide of rules and regulations for street vendors. Designed through diagrams and with minimal text in English, Bengali, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and presented in a foldable poster format the guide serves as a law informer for street vendors – who are often subject to heavy fines for law infringement of laws that they often don’t know exist! – and also as a educational/advocacy tool and includes a poster full of fun facts on the history and challenges of NYC street vending, personal vendor stories, and policy reform recommendations.
The Vendor Power! guide was distributed to NYC street vendors in the spring of 2009.

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In May this year Candy Chang was selected as a one of the new 25 TedGlobal Fellows.

For more information and fun visit Candy Chang’s website

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8 Responses to “PARTICIPATORY URBAN PLANNING”

  1. Heather Fenyk says:

    July 7th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    On TedGlobal Fellow Candy Chang’s participatory urbanism project "air quality visualized" http://tr.im/r9Ks

  2. Heather Fenyk says:

    July 7th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    On TedGlobal Fellow Candy Chang’s participatory urbanism project “air quality visualized” http://tr.im/r9Ks

  3. Heather Fenyk says:

    July 7th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    that should have read Candy Chang’s “participatory urban planning” project http://tr.im/r9Ks

  4. Richard Tyson says:

    July 7th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    Collaborative urban planning – more evidence for the usefulness of collective means achieved through personal data: http://bit.ly/ZnyYW

  5. David Shephard says:

    July 7th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    Cluster | City – Design – Innovation » PARTICIPATORY URBAN PLANNING http://bit.ly/wNLMG

  6. sawad brooks says:

    July 7th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    Air Quality Visualized by Candy Chang #publicspace http://bit.ly/3lZQ10

  7. Ed Fialkowski says:

    July 15th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    #AirQuality http://bit.ly/CoNuE

  8. Ed Fialkowski says:

    July 15th, 2009 at %I:%M %p

    #AirQuality Cluster | City – Design – Innovation » PARTICIPATORY URBAN PLANNING http://bit.ly/CoNuE

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