Architect Michael Mehaffy

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A Research Associate at The Centre for Environmental Structure - Europe, and coordinator of the Environmental Structure Research Group, an international and inter-disciplinary research consortium.
He was past Director of Education for The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment in
London, where he founded its new education programme in sustainable urbanism, in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Mehaffy served previously as Project Manager for "Orenco Station", a transit-oriented community on Portland’s light rail line described in the New York Times as "perhaps the most interesting experiment in New Urbanist planning anywhere in the country."  More recently, he has worked on Hurricane Katrina reconstruction planning in
New Orleans, and on the Mississippi Coast, for which he and other team members were recipients of the Arthur Ross Award for Community Planning.  He was unanimously elected a Colleague of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners.
Project consultant based in
Portland, Oregon
Mehaffy’s work focuses on new methodologies to create sustainable urbanism, including new kinds of generative codes. 
Mehaffy graduate work in architecture at the
University of California, Berkeley,

אדריכל מייקל מהאפי המגיע אלינו לכנס מרחב בחיפה מאורגון, ארה"ב, היה עד לפני שנה המנהל האקדמי של הקרן של הנסיך להתחדשות עירונית בבריטניה. כיום הוא עוסק במחקר אורבני ובצוות המתכנן מחדש את העיר ניו אורלינס.

מייקל ידבר על שני הנושאים הבאים:

 Codes and the Generation of Urban Form:

The Recent Work of Christopher Alexander and the Centre for Environmental Structure - Europe
 Professor Alexander, a widely-cited pioneer of morphogenetic processes in planning and other fields, has developed a new approach to urban and architectural coding, known as a “Generative Code”.  The author, Alexander’s research associate, discusses this work, its theoretical underpinnings, and its application in several research projects.  In particular the author discusses Professor Alexander’s application of new scientific insights into morphogenetic processes in nature, discussed in his new work The Nature of Order, and its implications for the development of new tools and methodologies in human construction. 

The Environmental Structure Research Group: 

Case Study in the New International, Interdisciplinary, Cross-Sector Research Paradigm
The author is coordinator for the ESRG, an international consortium of leading investigators in architectural and urban morphology, ecology, biology, computer science, sociology, mathematics, physics and other fields.   The author discussed the work of the consortium and its opportunities at a historically challenging time for the built and natural environments.  He covers a number of topics of investigation of the group, including new methodologies and techniques under development to successfully manage complex urban environments for desirable human ends.  He discusses a number of current application projects, including the reconstruction of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina – a daunting case study in the modern challenges of the human environment.