Located at the centre of Sheridan College’s new campus, the Scholars’ Green is a symbiosis of public park and academic common that provides rich outdoor amenity for students, faculty and the surrounding community. Ordered by a criss crossing circulation system, a modern take on Harvard Yard, it both pays homage to the collegial landscape while providing an ‘everybody-everywhere’ lattice of paths that seamlessly connect the park to its surrounds. More info
The historical centre of Bordeaux University sets a new beginning : the Opération Campus begins with urban design at its heart, where intermingling can take place. The initial meaning of “campus” can be retrieved through an intense central green space.
This series of courtyards becomes a network of interactive spaces, as well as a part of the city : a number of facilities animate the center of the square (museum, café , amphitheaters) and contribute to its urban value. The addition of planted elements lends a human scale to the existing hardscape by providing shade, delineating paths, and acting to filter air, sound, and light that enters the space. More info
June 9 - 1pm EDT / 1 Hour
Learn the key principles and best practices of creating great places, lively districts, and a synergistic mix of uses. Learn the many ways cities, planning agencies, and rail stations are encouraging quality, walkable, mixed-use environments and great public spaces.
Hear from Beverley Swaim-Staley, President & CEO of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation – manager of Washington DC’s iconic Union Station, one of the busiest transportation centers in the country - serving over 37 million visitors and passengers each year.
Beverley will give an update on the station and its $8.3 Billion modernization and TOD project being planned for the station known as Burnham Place – 9 million square foot of new mixed-use development that will be built above Union Station's tracks. The development will feature a mix of first-class office, residential, retail, and hotel space, as well as parks and plazas.
Hear from Brian O’Looney, Principal at Torti Gallas Architects in Washington DC, where he serves as principal designer for many notable mixed-use, transit-oriented projects. Brian will share principles of project design and placemaking from his more than 20 years experience planning and designing a variety of technically complex building types that seamlessly integrate a mix of uses.
Learn the successful methods to transform existing places, increase access, tame traffic, reduce and hide parking, and make places pedestrian, bike and scooter friendly.
Get up to speed on the nation's first high speed rail project under construction in California. California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Brian Kelly will give an update on the project, current construction progress, additional construction bids, business plan, full build-out schedule, funding sources, and more.
The California High Speed Rail project is the largest infrastructure project in America and will span the entire state at more than 800 miles long. It will connect the state's regions and bring the nation into the 21st century - catching us up to numerous other nations that have been enjoying the benefits of HSR for many years.
July 9 - 1pm EDT / 1 Hour
Learn important principles and best practices of regional planning and transforming existing suburban developments into great walkable, mixed-use places. A practical webinar for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders showing how to initiate the needed transformations of outdated suburban projects and car-dominated places into desirable, urban and sustainable places.
Learn how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth in compact forms avoiding more sprawl and the loss of farm land, forests and wilderness areas - working with changing demographics, new lifestyles, and a more diverse economic situation. Learn how to apply the best methods for transforming existing places into pedestrian-friendly, affordable, sustainable communities from some of the nation's leading urban designers and planners.
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Modern conversion of a former seminary of the Catholic Church historic estate into apartments, mixed use.
The project was a finalist in the Dutch Design Awards
Banks of Berry Channel
This project was an opportunity to bring together the laying out of a long linear landscape that crosses different, well defined, territories, and a more universal reflection on the reading of the landscape through a strong and structuring element like the Berry Canal. More info