Visualizing Density - December 7th 2006

Visualizing Density - December 7th 2006

ResourcePlus on behalf of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

As smart growth initiatives gain momentum across the country, one of the
persistent obstacles to compact development is the public's aversion to residential density. Misplaced concerns over density often prevent the construction of urban infill projects or the revision of zoning regulations that would allow for more compact growth. This workshop offers planners, designers, housing advocates, and community development officials specific tools for understanding residential density, as well as graphic techniques for illustrating it. Using aerial photography and computer graphics, it focuses on the link between urban design and density, and explores how various design approaches accommodate different levels of density.

Faculty for this course includes Julie Campoli and Alex MacLean. Julie Campoli is principal of Terra Firma Urban Design, a landscape architecture, urban design, and land planning firm based in Burlington, Vermont, that assists communities in planning for compact growth. She and Alex MacLean are coauthors of Above & Beyond: Visualizing Change in Small Towns and Rural Areas. Alex MacLean is the founder of Landslides, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, firm specializing in illustrative aerial photography. He has spent more than 25 years recording American cultural landscapes and is the author of several books. In 2003–2004, he was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Ms. Campoli and Mr. MacLean are authors of the upcoming book, Visualizing Density, available in early 2007.

This course will be held on December 7th, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas. Tuition is $100.

This course is produced by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a non-profit educational institute located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its mission as a school is to study and teach land policy, including land economics and land taxation, with the goal of making knowledge about land and tax policy accessible and comprehensible to citizens, policy makers, and scholars in the United States and around the world.

Register by web:
Register by phone: 1-888-845-8759

Related Link: Visualizing Density - Registration Page

For more information contact:

Allison Lynch
ResourcePlus on behalf of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
200 Seaport Boulevard, Suite 309
MA 02210

Phone: 617-385-4254
Fax: 617-385-5166
Email: [email protected]

Posted November 29, 2006

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