Category: Urban design

Charrette: A social innovation lab

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For those of you who are working in the city planning trenches every day, using collaborative design workshops to engage the people, you’re really running

What we need to learn from Katrina

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Cities are immensely complex self-organizing systems, not mere top-down designs—but they do need top-down interventions in strategic places. Unfortunately, we still have inadequate models and

A new village for compact regional growth

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Form Ithaca examined how spread-out growth in the Town of Ithaca can be reorganized into a village with a complete street connecting to downtown. read

UDA: A Reflection on 50 Years

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The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary for Urban Design Associates (UDA). As we look forward to the next chapter, it is fun to open

Anchor a revitalization with an arts plaza

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Torti Gallas and Partners led a CNU "Legacy Charrette" team that recommended streetscape improvements and other pedestrian enhancements throughout the Six Points Urban Village. read

Density is just a number

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Stop talking about density and start talking about place. Stop talking about density and start talking about place. read more

Why the human scale matters

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This weekend, I again watched The Human Scale, a film from 2013, and got more stoked to meet Jan Gehl at the 23rd Congress for the New