the city is a living, breathing organism...constantly changing and reacting. similarly, this site and its content continues to be under construction, constantly evolving...much like the city. UrbanOrganism seeks to encourage an advanced inhabitation of the cities we have built by placing emphasis on designing sustainable urban places for people.


abstract thought is proposed as a way to begin to see beyond the existing socio-political and economic limitations of our cities. the ability to think for ourselves is not enough. informed thought demands a consciousness of others. >>

The city is a living, breathing organism. It will grow and adapt, mediate and react. Architecture therefore lies at the intersection of organization and chaos. A physical construct must recognize both its dependence and affect on each and every other urban edifice. Human existence, whether rural or populated, is urban. Our responsibility as designers and visionaries is to nourish the system whereby people activate the urban and the urban in turn feeds the populace. The city mediates and welcomes our life experiences. We are the city. We are all a part of the UrbanOrganism.

people = [house-->community-->village-->town-->city] = urban

UrbanOrganism seeks to encourage an advanced inhabitation of the cities we have built.


each of us has been charged with a social and moral responsibility towards the earth and its reluctant inhabitants. >>

the world population as of november 2022 is 7.98 billion or 129 persons per square mile of land. projected world population in 2030 is 8.6 billion. 0.7% of the adult world population is living with HIV/AIDS. the earth's rainforests are being decimated at the rate of 1.5 acres per second. an estimated 150 species of life forms are lost each day. there are 0.87 cars and 0.76 computers per capita in the United States. there are 0.18 cars and 0.25 computers per capita on earth. 83% of the U.S.. population lives in urbanized areas. 57% of the world's population lives in urbanized areas. Los Angeles is the most densely populated urbanized area in the United States (depending on definition and source) with 7,000 persons per square mile. Dhaka is the most densely populated urbanized area in the world with 95,700 persons per square mile (again depending on source). 41.9% of american adults are considered obese. 265,000 americans receive liposuction every year. 823 million persons in developing nations are undernourished. 9.2% of the world's population lives in extreme poverty and can live on less than $2 per day. the US, with under 5% of the world population, consumes about 30% of its resources. globally, we are currently using the renewable resources of ~1.7 earths and are projected to be using ~3 earths by 2050 without any intervention.


social, cultural, historical, and physical forces are active participants in the evolution of our cities. the city learns as we do. >>

We all have much to learn.


we hope to inspire an expanded vision of our cities and their future through the provocation of static and mediocre norms. doing is the convergence of thinking, being, and learning. nothing is gained without doing. >>

this section is always under construction...


amusement sprouts within the seams of responsibility. >>

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