Regional and Urban Design Committee

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  • Why Are People Flocking to the Beaches?   And on the third day He "took together in one place the waters that are under the sky and He named the dry land Earth and the waters Seas"  (Genesis as quoted by Pier Augusto Brecchio in  Man ...

  • Lessons from the London Fire   The general consensus in the media is that the London fire catastrophe in the Grenfell Tower couldn't happen in the US because of our stricter fire codes which don't allow highly flammable insulation material ...

  • None of these form based codes have actually " saved " any neighborhoods. They just create an artificially expensive neighborhood of low density that limits needed housing and services for other groups that can't afford a single family house on a ...

  • Zoning Ordinances and other regulatory frameworks only guarantee a minimum (low bar or threshold) response from most projects. Form Based Codes have the potential to inform the relationship of buildings to one another and the public realm, but rarely ...

  • http://archplanbaltimore.blogspot.com/2017/06/how-berlin-became-hip-capital.html How Berlin became a Hip Capital "Berlin is a city condemned forever to becoming and never to being.") (Karl Scheffler, author of Berlin: Ein Stadtschicksal, 1910) ...

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  •    In 2007, Dubuque, Iowa hosted a Sustainable Design Assessmyent Team (SDAT) to look at a number of issues ranging from smart growth and sustainable development to stormwater management and flood mitigation. Ten years later, the city ...

  • From March 9-13th, the Center for Communities by Design conducted "Reimagine Dublin One," a design assistance project with a joint European and American team. The 4-day process involved over 200 people and produced an 80-page final report with ...

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 John F. Kennedy And Urban Policies From our current 21st century vatage point with euphoria about millennials flocking back to cities, streetcars, bicycling, walkability and everything else that ...

  • A Streetcar Trip Down Memory Lane Baltimore Streetcar Network 1954 Even on a freezing day it is elating to board a vintage 1900 streetcar ...

  • In Welsh, ddinas livable means “livable city”. Cardiff, Wales is a capital city for governance and sports that is at the center of a well-planned region. Cardiff is livable, international, ethnically and culturally diverse, and economically ...