We’re excited to introduce a new Fellow to the Institute: Markus Dochantschi, founder of studioMDA in New York. Dochantschi (pictured at left) was trained in Germany, where he graduated in 1995. Before founding studioMDA in 2002, he worked with Arata Isozaki and Fumihiko Maki in Tokyo, and from 1995 to 2002 with Zaha Hadid in London.
In other good news, as the Venice Biennale and Spontaneous Interventions approach, we’re pleased to report that tactical urbanism leads Planetizen’s list of the ‘Top Planning Trends of 2011-2012′. As they explain, “The topic will be explored in depth later this year at the Venice Biennale as the focus of the U.S. pavilion being organized by the Institute for Urban Design.”