Browse Topics: Plans and Codes
Downtown Saginaw Infill & Revitalization Charrette
While dire municipal budgets and loss of government support for planning are well covered in the news, New E.R.A. Community Group and the City of Saginaw are proving that home grown dreamers can still make a difference and influence meaningful change. Good planning does not have to be driven be the available dollars but by the community itself.
Philadelphia Green Streets Design Manual
Philadelphia released a Green Streets Design Manual (Feb 2014) to introduce park-like, functional infrastructure back into the city’s paved landscape. The manual covers a list of suggested practices and the specifications needed to meet multiple goals from myriad agencies that have responsibility over streets.
Innovative Communication for Transportation Master Plan in Singapore
Singapore’s transit agency is using an inventive method for spreading the word about their Land Transport Master Plan 2030 update, the country’s vision for transportation in the next 20 years. The Singapore Land Transport Authority (“LTA”) used friendly, at-a-glimpse visuals to spread the word about the country’s upcoming 2030 transportation initiatives. LTA’s colorful, inclusive, concise comics help Singapore residents understand the transportation challenges the country is facing, and how residents will benefit from LTA’s upcoming initiatives.
San Francisco Eco Districts
Eco-Districts are four types of neighborhood scale public-private partnerships (the Blank Slate, the Patchwork Quilt, the Strengthened Neighborhood, and the Industrial Network) that strengthen the economy and reduce environmental impacts while creating a stronger sense of place and community.
Blueprint Denver – Small Area Plans
Denver’s regional plan contains nested small area plans for neighborhood, corridors, and transit station areas to prioritize investment and planning resources
La Valentina Transit Oriented, Affordable Housing
La Valentina is an affordable, mixed use housing development across the street from a light rail station in Sacramento, CA. Energy and water efficiency are engineered into the building and site design, further boosting the affordability for residents.
Form-Based Codes for Economic Revitalization: Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia
In 2003, Arlington Virginia adopted a form-based code along the Columbia Pike Corridor to revitalize “South Arlington’s Main Street,” and spur economic development with attractive buildings, walkable neighborhoods, and inviting public spaces. The county’s goal was to create redevelopment options that increase economic value continue reading…
The Jordan: Creative Solutions for Affordable Housing TOD, Class A Office Space, and Neighborhood Participation
The Jordan is a 90-unit affordable housing development in Arlington Virginia built through a unique collaborative land swap. The solution was a result of community participation and teamwork between affordable housing advocates, developers, and neighborhood civic associations.
Made in New York Digital Map
To support and expand the technology sector, New York City created a user-updated map showing the location of tech fimrs, funders and office space.