15.3 Urban Design: Walkability (1)

Author: Meimei Yang ABSTRACT: Walkability is the quantitative and qualitative measure of how friendly an area is to walking, including a multitude of factors ranging from climate change, economy, health, equity and community. Image 1 Source: Designing healthy communities: Testing the walkability model MAIN: By way of the word “Walkability” it should be inherently understood … Continue reading 15.3 Urban Design: Walkability (1)

15.5 Urban Design: Smart City

Author: Danielle Zinniger ABSTRACT: According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITC), the definition of a ‘smart sustainable city’ is “an innovative city that uses information and communications technology and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring … Continue reading 15.5 Urban Design: Smart City

15.6 Urban Density: Missing Middle / Goldilocks Density

Author: Erika Cunanan ABSTRACT: The missing middle is an arrangement of diverse homes selections that provide solutions to a dense population and unaffordable housing. Image - Source: Opticos Design Inc. 2020 MAIN: Between the common detached house and a mid-to-high rise apartment building, there is a selection of different scaled homes. These are called missing … Continue reading 15.6 Urban Density: Missing Middle / Goldilocks Density

15.7 Urban Design: Transit Oriented Development

Author: Olivia Miller ABSTRACT: One of the most significant steps to reducing a city’s carbon footprint is to minimize the number of cars on the road. This has proven effective in cities like New York where there is an increasingly large population, yet the city’s carbon emissions are nowhere near proportional to its population. This … Continue reading 15.7 Urban Design: Transit Oriented Development