Urban Design for Planners 3: Neighborhoods and Centers



Tuesday, January 23, 2018, midnight
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This course demonstrates how to delineate a set of neighborhoods and neighborhood centers for a given area and suggests design improvements that enhance neighborhood centers. Topics include: neighborhood delineation and coverage; delineation of a five-minute walking radius around neighborhood centers and identification of the routes they contain; and design strategies for improving connections and designs of neighborhood centers.

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Emily Talen

Invited Speaker

Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP, is Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago. Her research is devoted to urban design and the relationship between the built environment and social equity. Her books include: New Urbanism and American Planning, Design for Diversity, Urban Design Reclaimed, City Rules, and Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing 70 Years of Failed Urban Form. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Her next book, to be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press, is called Neighborhood. She has a PhD in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s in City & Regional Planning from Ohio State University.