The second volume of the Community Investment Toolkit was unveiled at a workshop on July 30, 2008. Download presentations from three experts who shared information on the successful application of the tools.
On July 30, 2008, to announce and present the Innovative Design and Development Codes volume of the Community Investment Toolkit, Metro convened a panel of practitioners to highlight successful projects that utilized tools presented in the new volume. The panel was comprised of Rob Matthews of Myhre Group Architects, Mark Hinshaw of LMN Architects and Dennis Burns of Carl Walker, Inc.
Matthews' presentation focused on the issue of how we make graceful physical transitions from suburban development patters to a higher density, more urban, pedestrian-oriented character. He discussed the successful use of tools in the region that help make these important transitions in density, use, and the public realm over time and place. Download the presentation
Hinshaw focused on the use of concise design codes to encourage compact communities and more flexible design standards. He also discussed how cottage cluster developments could help provide a gradual transition from higher to less dense urban form as well as additional affordable housing options. Download the presentation
Burns focused on how crucial innovative parking strategies are for creating vibrant urban areas. His focus was on implementing a multi-pronged parking strategy that focuses on multiple elements including how to design and finance parking structures, best manage parking, and reduce the demand for parking. Burns also discussed newer green practices associated with parking. Download the presentation
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