OZY: "How Bison Will Take Over Suburban Wasteland" by Conor O'Shea

Zach Mortice interviews Conor O'Shea / Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape for the OZY piece "How Bison Will Take Over Suburban Wasteland." Also featured in the article are Gia Biagi / StudioGang, Steven Handel, and Fionn Byrne.

"Past the suburban fringe of Chicago, 60 miles west of Lake Michigan, the seemingly endless rhythm of curving cul-de-sac neighborhoods and strip malls gives way to vast expanses of green — cropland and wild prairie, divided by knots of rail yards where semitrailers wait to pick up cargo. Angular buildings are topped with green roofs, and cantilevered over the tracks are pedestrian-scale eco-villages: apartments, houses, schools and shops mixed in with the blur of shipping activity. Separated by an embankment, bison graze next to one of the continent’s largest inland freight rail hubs … and your kitchen.

Welcome to the Chicago exurbs, circa 2100. These are your neighbors, including the rail yard."

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE: Freight on the Range by Conor O'Shea

Jeff Link interviews Conor O'Shea / Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape for the article "Freight on the Range: In agricultural cities of the future, bison roam the industrial plain." An excerpt from the article is below:

"A 100-year proposal for transforming the ecology and economy of northeastern Illinois reveals an entirely new way of conceptualizing the American metropolis. Instead of the glass skyscrapers, rebar-bonded bridges, and pigeon-roosting subway platforms of the modern city, Logistical Ecologies presents an intricately designed freight and agriculture hub where bison graze grassy hills, corn and soybeans are sowed and shipped to Asian markets, and farmers live side by side in new prairie settlements."

Link, Jeff. "Freight on the Range: In agricultural cities of the future, bison roam the industrial plain." Landscape Architecture Magazine 106: 3 (March, 2016): 28, 30.

ATLANTIC CITYLAB: "Could Freight Hubs Become Eco-Villages?" by Conor O'Shea

Conor O'Shea / Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape was interviewed about "Logistical Ecologies" by Zach Mortice for the Atlantic CityLab article "Could Freight Hubs Become Eco-Villages? A landscape architect proposes exurban shipping districts you'd actually want to visit (or live in)." 

Mortice, Zach. “Could Freight Hubs Become Eco-Villages? A landscape architect proposes exurban shipping districts you’d actually want to visit (or live in). Atlantic CityLab. February 2, 2016. Online. http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/02/could-freight-hubs-become-eco-villages/436677/

 

 

 

BUILTWORLDS: "Thinking Biennially: Designers Offer Visions of Chicago's Future" by Conor O'Shea

Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape's project "Logistical Ecologies" is featured in this article on the BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. It includes coverage from the October 20th public discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

John Gregerson. "Thinking Biennially: Designers Offer Visions of Chicago's Future." BUILTWORLDS. October 27, 2015. Online. http://www.builtworlds.com/news/2015/10/26/thinking-ahead-designers-develop-concepts-that-could-reshape-chicagos-future

 

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ARCHITECTURAL RECORD: "Chicago's Next Generation" by Conor O'Shea

Conor O'Shea is featured in this month's issue of Architectural Record as part of the list "Chicago's Next Generation," which showcases a group of young designers participating in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Laura Raskin and Miriam Sitz. "Chicago's Next Generation." Architectural Record. October 2015. 102-106. Print.

Online: 

http://archrecord.construction.com/features/2015/1510-CHICAGO-Past-Present-Future-Chicagos-Next-Generation-Conor-OShea.asp

http://archrecord.construction.com/features/2015/1510-CHICAGO-Past-Present-Future-Chicagos-Next-Generation.asp

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A|N BLOG: "Bold New Visions for the Future City Take Shape at the Chicago Architecture Biennial" by Conor O'Shea

Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape is mentioned in this overview by A|N BLOG of the BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Biennial. 

"Bold New Visions for the Future City Take Shape at the Chicago Architecture Biennial." A|N BLOG. October 1, 2015. Online. http://blog.archpaper.com/2015/10/bold-new-visions-for-the-future-city

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HARVARD GSD NEWS: "GSD Faculty, Alumni Among Exhibitors at First-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial" by Conor O'Shea

Conor O'Shea / Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape is included in this list of Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty and alumni participating in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. 

"GSD Faculty, Alumni Among Exhibitors at First-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial." Harvard University Graduate School of Design. News. Online. http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/gsd-faculty-alumni-among-exhibitors-at-first-ever-chicago.html

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