设计 - 在所有尺度 - 本质上是讲故事的行为。 Before designers, planners and policymakers can intervene in urban space, they must learn the tools to observe and interpret urban dynamics and to create documentary evocations of existing conditions. This lecture recounts a series of field reports from the research, practice and teaching of Cassim Shepard, an urbanist who has dedicated his career to developing qualitative tools of place-based analysis and representation in multiple media, including books, films, exhibits and online journalism.
卡塞姆·谢泼德产生对城市，建筑和场所非小说类媒体。 As the founding editor-in-chief of城市总括纽约建筑联盟的在线出版，他花了六年时间与数百名当地的建筑师，设计师，艺术家，作家和公务员的工作，分享他们的城市创新的故事，并特别强调住房，基础设施和变化 nature of cultural institutions.
他讲座广泛有关城市分析和设计的视觉讲故事的工艺和上各种各样的城市主题小组讨论的主持人频繁。 His film and video work has been screened at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Ford Foundation, and the United Nations, among many other venues around the world. His writing on urbanism has appeared in接下来市，邻居，多莫斯，公共文化，以及在书籍和目录由杰夫Manaugh，大卫Adjaye的和其他记录工作。
谢泼德教授在建筑，规划和保护研究生院哥伦比亚大学，并已在伦敦经济学院的城市规划和Poiesis研究员研究所公共知识在纽约大学的客座讲师。 He studied filmmaking at Harvard University, urban geography at Kings College London and urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.