A presentation and discussion centered on the basic and fundamental elements of urban design was held by the Planning Division’s Urban Design staff on Dec. 14. We’ve posted presentation materials and a recording of the event for those that were unable to attend.
- Urban Design — Elements of urban form such as block size, streetscape design, placemaking, mixture of old and new in the urban fabric.
- Buildings — Emphasis on the building as well as the building in its settings/immediate surroundings, discuss how staff evaluates buildings and learn the terminology, pedestrian scale, building materials and how they differ, and the meaning of terms (ex: fenestration).
- Landscape — Staff will discuss the landscape standards, how different types of open space are designed, the importance of meeting goals for tree canopy and managing stormwater run-off.
- DCPHD Director Steve Cover | Introduction (0:00:00)
- Planning Commission Chair Nancy Iacomini | Introduction (0:00:47)
- Urban Design & Research Supervisor Kris Krider | Introduction (0:04:42)
- Chief Architect Justin Falango | Urban Design Basics Presentation (0:16:34)
- Senior Urban Designer Brett Wallace | Public Space Design Presentation (0:30:32)
- Discussion (1:00:03)