A Placemaking Approach to Design

The days of designing for a discrete project are numbered. Today's most forward-thinking architects are finding it their mission to go beyond their project – in terms of both space and time – to consider, and even encourage, land-use patterns in the surrounding area, and to anticipate, and even influence, future events and unexpected consequences. We will illustrate practices or placemaking for land-use planning and intelligent urbanism. The session will highlight three case studies that illustrate how implementing these placemaking practices can have a positive effective on both individuals and surrounding communities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the concept of comprehensive land-use planning and how it can enhance the long-term value of a site.
  2. Recognize and support new and innovative approaches to site design and master planning that promote the health and welfare of area residents.
  3. Analyze how a proper understanding and management of land and urban density can allow for parks, green space, and the creation of public spaces.
  4. Discuss the adaptive reuse project of a contaminated industrial brown field claims by the local community for public use and how the site has kept its industrial heritage by reusing materials and infrastructure.

Contact Information:

Vectorworks, Inc.
Alice Lowy

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