Urban Design Design Topics

Landscape over Structure

Landscape over Structure

 Maximize our site’s capacity. Lower our energy costs. Provide the community with a positive environmental impa...
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Landscape over Structure

Beyond TIF

Beyond TIF

Recognizing the critical role that public/private partnership (P3) will play in the sustainable growth and success of our ...
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Beyond TIF

Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

Landscape is often viewed as the warm and fuzzy side of sustainable design. While nearly everyone agrees that enhancing a ...
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Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

Know Your WaterScore

Know Your WaterScore

SmithGroupJJR's landscape architects and environmental scientists were tasked with developing a new metric for site su...
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Know Your WaterScore

Thriving in a Disruptive World

Thriving in a Disruptive World

We expect change. We welcome innovation. But in today’s business world, disruption has become the new norm. Disrupti...
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Thriving in a Disruptive World

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

We are used to thinking of infrastructure as built public works systems, such as roads, sewers, and utilities. “Gree...
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Green Infrastructure

Planning for Urban Universities and Colleges

Planning for Urban Universities and Colleges

More than half of all colleges and universities in the United States are located in urban centers and their immediate surr...
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Planning for Urban Universities and Colleges

Defining the New Mixed-Use

Defining the New Mixed-Use

Once viewed as an optional typology, mixed-use has become a development mainstay but needs to be considered through a diff...
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Defining the New Mixed-Use