«Urban design and city building are surely among the most auspicious endeavors of this or any age, giving rise to a vision of life, art, artifact and culture that outlives its authors. It is the gift of its designers and makers to the future.
Three Design Approaches: Pedestrian First. 360° Design. Climate Adapted. Change in a great city like Los Angeles is inevitable. It is an ongoing and, most often, a gradual process that comes in many forms.
MY RETIREMENT – The future of Urban Design. It’s been an incredible journey 28 years in the making with the City of Los Angeles. I’ve always been proud of this city; As I traveled around, I’ve always advocated that this is the best city in the world for many reasons: We are still very creative and innovative, we are still generous, and welcome …
Seattle’s Rainier Scholars program has partnered with the UW Department of Urban Design and Planning to make connections, develop skills, and empower students become leaders of change
The Program in the Design of Urban Places, leading to the Master of Urban Design degree, is a unique, interdisciplinary program of advanced study in which exceptional architects, landscape architects, and planners holding professional degrees partake of an intense, focused learning experience of 12 months’ duration.
Additional Resources In addition to the resources referenced above the City has a number of community design overlays, pedestrian overlay districts, specific plans, and streetscape plans that provide design guidance for a specific geography.
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Urban Design Principles. The Ten Urban Design Principles for 21st Century Los Angeles are broad and create the framework for the built environment.