It’s not glamorous. But this is the brass tacks of a democracy movement. In a year when civic infrastructure has taken more than its share of hits, from post offices to schools to polling stations, it has perhaps never been more important.
Wayne State University associate political science professor Kevin Deegan-Krause uses Legos to demonstrate gerrymandering. (Tom Perkins, Metro Times)
Building Information Modeling (BIM), at its simplest, is a “Google Docs” of architectural production. Allowing many hands to work simultaneously on complex building projects, BIM is an industry-strength digital modeling ethic that generates drawings, schedules costs and components, simulates construction sequences, and coordinates global teams—all from a shared information database.
Partial BIM model of the USACE's Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) headquarters, designed by USACE and built by Yates Construction, 2017 (US Army ERDC website)
The process of scenario building is basically a science fictional exercise, imagining various possible futures starting from the current moment, and then arguing for one over the other. It’s notable that in H. Res. 109, the most prominent collection of ideas and proposals that has come to be known as the Green New Deal, the authors have decided to make human justice and equity major parts of the climate change mitigation project. These writers are to be congratulated.
The Green New Deal: Assembled Annotations was produced in conjunction with "The Green New Deal: A Public Assembly," held at the Queens Museum on November 17, 2019.