Urban Design Workshop Offered

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.