Today our guest is Michael Stepner a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the New School of Architecture in San Diego and has 27 years of experience working within the city of San Diego, including the City Architect Role.
Some of the many many things he has achieved are:
Community planning for both older and newly developing communities, transit oriented design, San Diego Street Design Manuel, and had a huge impact in putting together the Gaslamp District in in downtown San Diego.
Mike is seriously humble and will be the first one to tell you that everything he did was the summation of many people’s work. His advice is the sure result of a lifetime of experience.
In this episode we talk about design thinking, dealing with governments, differing perspectives of the community and some simple advice to all the designers or planners out there.
Michael's New School Profile
New School of Architecture
The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs
Images of The Cities- Kevin Lynch
Books by Jan Gehl
Uptown District San Diego
Trolley park in University Heights
Soccer Sity Vs SDSU West
Hosted By Stig Terrebonne