A Placemaking Approach to Design

Hosts: Sarah Barrett, Architectural BIM Specialist, Vectorworks, Inc.

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The days ofdesigning for a discrete project are numbered. Today's most forward-thinkingarchitects are finding it their mission to go beyond their project — in termsof both space and time — to consider, and even encourage, land-use patterns inthe surrounding area, and to anticipate, and even influence, future events andunexpected consequences.


Join SarahBarrett, architect product specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., as she illustratespractices of placemaking for land-use planning and intelligent urbanism. Attendeeswill explore three case studies that illustrate how implementing theseplacemaking practices can have a positive effect on both individuals andsurrounding communities.


Learning Objectives:

·      Describe theconcept of comprehensive land-use planning and how it can enhance the long-termvalue of a site.

·      Recognize andsupport new and innovative approaches to site design and master planning thatpromote the health and welfare of area residents.

·      Analyze how aproper understanding and management of land with urban density can allow forparks, green space, and the creation of public spaces.

·      Discuss theadaptive reuse project of a contaminated industrial brownfield claimed by thelocal community for public use and how the site has kept its industrialheritage by reusing materials and infrastructure.

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