Planners Training Service One-Day Workshop
Urban Design for Planners
Chicago • November 14, 2012
Advanced Training for Practicing Planners
Planners know the value of good urban design. But knowing is one thing. Showing is another — and that takes a specialized set of skills. No budget to hire graphics consultants for your design proposals? No problem. Turn your ideas into images with help from this hands-on Planners Training Service workshop.
Popular presenter Emily Talen, FAICP, reviews urban design principles like connectivity, proximity, and mix. Then she shows how tools like GIS, Sketchup, and graphic design software can make those principles jump off the page. Seeing is believing! You'll learn to create more persuasive proposals that help your community visualize the changes ahead.
All attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer. You will download free graphics software and work in these programs as part of the workshop. The software you will use is Gimp, Inkscape, Sketchup and QGIS. All are free and all are cross-platform (Windows and Mac). Registrants will receive full instructions on how to install all of the software ahead of time. Several videos will also be made available
This workshop is cosponsored by APA's Illinois Chapter.
You'll learn about:
- Creating well-developed urban design proposals
- Turning written description into visualization
- Capturing urban design principles in images
- Using design tools like GIS and Sketchup
- Applying visual tools to planning projects
Certification Maintenance Credits
AICP members earn CM | 7.0 credits for participation in this one-day workshop. Partial credit is not available.
Emily Talen, FAICP, a professor at Arizona State University, is known for her studies on new urbanism and urban design for planners. She is working on a web-based anthology of urban codes, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her books include Urban Design Reclaimed: Tools, Techniques and Strategies for Planners from APA Planners Press.