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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU
The days of designing for a discrete project are numbered. While creating socially sustainable environments that improve the health and well-being of community members is now a given, today's most forward-thinking architects are finding it their mission to go beyond their project in terms of both space and time—to consider, and even encourage, land use patterns in the surrounding area, and to anticipate, and even influence, future events and unexpected consequences. Best practice has become to design not only for the footprint of the project and its surrounding area but also for the timeline of the property and the people who will use it in years to come.
This webinar will illustrate the practices of land use planning, placemaking, and intelligent urbanism and how implementing these practices can have a positive effect on individuals and surrounding communities throughout the life cycle of a project. Three case studies will be presented that show effective planning in action.
- Describe the concept of comprehensive land use planning and how it can enhance the long-term value of a site.
- Recognize and support new and innovative approaches to site design and master planning that promote the health and welfare of area residents.
- Analyze how a proper understanding and management of land with urban density can allow for parks, green space, and the creation of public spaces.
- Discuss the adaptive reuse project of a contaminated industrial brown field claimed by the local community for public use and how the site has kept its industrial heritage by reusing materials and infrastructure.