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Urban Design Workshop Offered

Smart Growth Vermont and the Congress for the New Urbanism have partnered to offer an Urban Design workshop, Tuesday, December 16, from 12:30-4:30 pm, in the Hauke Conference Room at Champlain College.
The workshop is designed for professional urban designers, landscape architects, civil engineers, architects and planners. Instructors will lead participants through a hands-on exercise using a local Vermont project site that presents an urban design challenge common to towns throughout the state. Our experienced urban designers will provide one-on-one instruction and share methods for artfully and economically solving real-life urban design challenges.
Instruction will include:

  • Optimal street sections for walkable streets
  • Sustainable design solutions
  • Flexible retail design techniques
  • Phasable plans that can change with market needs
  • Parking solutions that facilitate walkability
  • Safe and functional open spaces
  • Drawing techniques that result in easily understood master plans.

Instructors are New England-based designers with over 20 years of experience creating master plans, infill plans, and neighborhood plans across the county and internationally.
Cost for the workshop is $85 for non-members, $65 for Congress for the New Urbanism and Smart Growth Vermont members, and $25 for students (with ID). RSVP to newengland@cnu.org. Space is limited to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis.