Are you interested in urban design, CPTED, community gardens, greenways, or landscape design for healthy childhoods?
Join the Urban Design Lunch Forum series Creating Great Places at the Urban Design Center at 133 Fayetteville Street from noon – 1:30 p.m. See the schedule below to learn about and discuss issues that affect the City of Raleigh.
April 20 – The Value of Good Urban Design
Rodney Swink, FASLA, RLA, Landscape Architect
- What can we do to give our communities a comparative advantage in this global marketplace?
- Why should we care about design?
- What are some simple design principles that can be used to guide urban design decisions?
May 11 – Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Senior Officer Kratzer, Raleigh Police Department, and CPTED Client
- What is CPTED?
- How can CPTED make your business, home, and community safer?
- How can you access the benefits of the CPTED program?
May 25 – Community Gardens Partnerships for Success
Louis Cherry and Gab Smith, RATIO Architecture, and David Kershner, Principal, Moore Square Magnet Middle School
- What is a community garden partnership?
- How did the partnership succeed?
- What’s next for the Moore Square Magnet Middle School Community Garden?
June 15 – Greenways
Charles A. Flink, FASLA, President, Greenways Incorporated, and Sig Hutchinson, President, Sig Hutchinson Communications
- Why are greenways important for our community?
- Where do they go and what are the plans for the future?
- How do we leverage the greenway grid to enhance a vibrant and growing downtown?
July 20 – Urban Landscape Design for Healthy Childhoods
Robin Moore, Director, The Natural Learning Initiative Professor of Landscape Architecture, NCSU, College of Design
- How can we design for children’s independent mobility and access to diversity at the neighborhood level?
- How can landscape design create an inclusive culture of place?
- What are the tools and applications that can help the public realm better serve the needs of children and families?