The eighth edition of the SCE Journal Scapes is now available, featuring design projects, essays, interviews and reviews on the theme of small scale urban design projects. Scapes 8 takes on contested public space in New York City’s parks and streets, including essays on the recent renovation of Union Square and a design competition for food vendors in Red Hook Park, as well as an interview with DOT commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. Brian McGrath reviews two public space and transit models for New York City, one coming from Hong Kong and another from Copenhagen. Liu Dong describes “Architectural Culture in Consumerist China.” P. Timon McPhearson scientifically analyzes New York City’s Million Trees program, while Natalie Fizer presents student design work around the same topic. Victoria Marshall designs micro­climates for Monroe Center in Hoboken, New Jersey. Scapes 8 was edited by Brian McGrath and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, and designed by Lisa Maione.

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Contents

Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, “Design for the Crowd in Union Square”

Mateo Pinto and Carolina Cintos, “A New/Existing Market Place: The Case of the Red Hook Food Vendors”

Natalie Fizer, “Tree Studio”

P. Timon McPhearson, “Cities as Highly Functional Socio-Ecological Systems: Solving the Environmental Crisis with a Tree?”

Victoria Marshall, “Micro-Climate: Scaling in Space and Time”

Liu Dong, “Architectural Culture in Consumerist China”

Interview with NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan

Brian McGrath, “New York’s Public Space: Are we Hong Kong or Copenhagen?”