Urban design

Dealing with urban design

Frontages: A city's smallest part but greatest asset

They’re the thinnest and smallest of a city’s elemental parts, but “frontages” do more to create or kill value than any other single element. 

Vision Plan for Tampa's New Waterfront District

The development company, Strategic Property Partners, LLC (SPP) unveiled their Vision Plan for Tampa's New Waterfront District to an audience of over 400 guests and members of the press at the Waterside Marriott. Prepared for SPP by a design team led by Urban Design Associates (UDA), the new district will include: a new USF health campus, new residential, offices, retail, restaurants, hotels, and an expanded waterfront park. Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning hosted the event that included presentations by the mayor and members of the development team.

Charter Awards honor wide variety of projects

A form-based code and affordable transit-oriented development tie for Grand Prize in CNU annual design awards.

What makes a good Main Street work?

While some Main Streets seem well past their prime, others – like Corning’s – remain thriving to this day. Why? Location is important, but design and context also matter.

The plan that made a drab suburb cool

This video from urbanists Dover, Kohl & Partners offers instructions on the transformation of an inner suburb that was languishing. 

Enough about the Millennials already!

Be careful about lazy research.

Why urban history matters

Going forward, let's not discount the influence of history's recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.

New urban math

To forge a coalition for urban places, let’s start by trumpeting an important fact: The value of cities and towns transcends simple arithmetic. Part 1 in a 3-part series.

Informing excellence, not imitation

When I write about a particular square in some inspiring place, I’m not saying we should stamp 5-story buildings on squares all across the landscape. I’m reaffirming that a sense of enclosure can provide a feeling of comfort and satisfaction.

Visions of Seaside

A new book examines the principled past and visions for the future of the town that inspired New Urbanism.

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