The days of designing for a discrete project are numbered. Today's most forward-thinking architects are finding it their mission to go beyond their project — in terms of both space and time — to consider, and even encourage, land-use patterns in the surrounding area, and to anticipate, and even influence, future events and unexpected consequences.

Join Sarah Barrett, architect product specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., as she illustrates practices of placemaking for land-use planning and intelligent urbanism. Attendees will explore three case studies that illustrate how implementing these placemaking practices can have a positive effect on both individuals and surrounding communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of comprehensive land-use planning and how it can enhance the long-term value of a site.
  • Recognize and support new and innovative approaches to site design and master planning that promote the health and welfare of area residents.
  • Analyze how a proper understanding and management of land with urban density can allow for parks, green space, and the creation of public spaces.
  • Discuss the adaptive reuse project of a contaminated industrial brownfield claimed by the local community for public use and how the site has kept its industrial heritage by reusing materials and infrastructure.