Narratives of the Parklet - Sketch of a Research Agenda




Mark Childs assesses the existence of parklets, both in physical structures and narrative representations, and highlights the role of narrative in the training of urban designers.

Author Biography

Mark C. Childs, University of New Mexico, USA

Prof. Emeritus Mark C. Childs (B.S. in Architecture, MIT; M.Arch, Univ of Oregon; M. Public Admin., Univ. of Washington) served as interim dean, associate dean for research, and director of the Design and Planning Assistance Center at the University of New Mexico, and was a senior Fulbright scholar (Cyprus 2005). He is a member of the Pike Place Market Historical Commission and the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Urban Design.

Mark C. Childs’ books include Foresight and Design: Composing Future Places (Routledge 2023); Imagine a City That Remembers with Anthony Anella (UNM Press, 2018); The Zeon Files: Art and Design of Historic Route 66 Signs with Ellen Babcock (UNM Press 2016); Urban Composition (Princeton Architectural Press 2012); Squares: a public place design guide for urbanists (UNM Press 2004); and Parking Spaces (McGraw-Hill 1999). He has published multiple academic and general audience articles, book chapters, a newspaper column, and award-winning poems


2023-12-31 — Updated on 2024-01-02

How to Cite

Childs, M. C. . (2024). Narratives of the Parklet - Sketch of a Research Agenda. Ekistics and The New Habitat, 84(1), 35–38.