Urban Design for Planners 6: Streetscape Design
Thursday, February 15, 2018, midnight
Saturday, December 31, 2022, midnight CST
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The purpose of this course is to find locations where poor street design and excessive traffic are diminishing neighborhood quality, and then propose design strategies that would help mitigate those issues. Students will learn how to identify thoroughfares where traffic calming is a high priority, identify desired thoroughfare dimensions based on urban context, and create a redesigned thoroughfare.
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.