to the SCAD Department of Architecture’s
Urban Design Studios
Wednesday, October 8, 1:00-3:30p; River Club (downstairs)
The panel will provide information to the students regarding:
- what it takes to ‘deliver’ a design idea at the urban level
- ways to effect positive/constructive change in a city
- demonstration of working collectively, across municipal and private agencies
- the spectrum of scales that need to be addressed for any urban project
(infrastructure to human-scale factors and details)
Overall message: Urban design cannot happen in a vacuum.
Presentations followed by moderated discussion and questions from the students.
ZONING – Tom Thomson and Charlotte Moore
Message: An understanding of Zoning is fundamental to any successful design process.
What is it? Why is it? How can it be changed? This presentation will provide a conceptual understanding of zoning and its process. Students will learn about online resources or references they can use as they begin their designs.
Case study – how a change of zoning was needed for a particular project and how will be presented, and why it succeeded or failed.
PUBLIC / PRIVATE FINANCE – Chris Morrill
Message: Municipalities must be partners in most large scale urban development projects.
How does one approach a municipality about an idea? What motivates local government to assist or partner in developments?
Case Study – News Place and Savannah River Landings
PUBLIC INPUT – Susan Broker
Message: Build a public input process into your plan from the beginning.
How has the public input process changed? How do you get meaningful input and buy-in from the public without negatively affecting the design process? Why should this process be built in from the very beginning?
Case Study – Project DeRenne
THE DESIGNER – Christian Sottile
Message: They aren’t kidding.
How do you utilize zoning to enhance a project.
How does a private / public partnership affect the design process.
How do you successfully use public input in design?