Join Marc Asnis for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixed-use building development, part of Strategic Planning and Urban Design Foundations.
- So let's talk about the type of buildings we want…along our civic and neighborhood corridors.…We want there to be a healthy mixture…of different housing, of jobs, of services…all along these type of streets because we really want…these places to be messy and active and urban.…So just think, on the ground floor we really want…this activated commercial street frontage.…We want it right up against the sidewalk.…Remember, a basic urban design principle…is you do not want to have the parking lot…in between the sidewalk and the storefront.…
And then, on the upper stories, we want…to have residential, office, institutional.…We want it to be flexible so that these streets…are being activated at different times of the day and night.…So earlier, we identified that for new development…in civic corridors, the general scale should be…about five to seven stories, and maybe it can be taller.…It's really about the size of the building…compared to the width of the street, and we want that ratio…to provide a sense of enclosure and comfort and interest…
- What does an urban designer do?
- Why is urban design important?
- Urban design frameworks
- What is a city growth strategy?
- Creating a biophilic city
- Designing a healthy neighborhood
- Planning a neighborhood site
- Green buildings and preservation
- Streetscape design