Re-Greening the Living City: Ecological Corridors as Catalysts for Urban Revitalization
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. EDT
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In this session, Lee Quill, FAIA will discuss Cunningham | Quill’s Strategic Investment Area (SIA) Plan for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, which has been awarded four AIA awards. The plan illustrates a unique opportunity in urban resiliency to transform a forgotten former industrial area, featuring primarily low income and public housing, into a vibrant, new, mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood, as well as urban greenway park.
Building upon the existing site topography and hydrology conditions, the plan demonstrates how the creation of an ecological corridor can be a crucial organizing cultural and neighborhood connecting element and serve as a catalyst for urban revitalization.
Katie Spencer, KSpencer@aiadc.com