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Lessons 13: Urban Design

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Context-Sensitive Design Refers to roadway standards and development practices that are flexible and sensitive to community values
Form-Based Code Means of regulating development to achieve a specific urban form
Landscape Urbanism Theory that argues that the best way to plan and organize a city is through the design of the city's landscape
New Urbanism Is a planning and development approach based on the principles of how cities and towns had been built for the last several centuries: walkable blocks and streets, housing and shopping in close proximity, and accessible public spaces.
Transect Term that refers to development on a rural to urban continuum
What are different transects? T1 Natural Zone T2 Rural Zone T3 General Urban Zone T4 urban Center Zone T5 Urban Center Core
Tactical Urbanism Refers to low-cost temporary changes to the urban environment that are intended to demonstrate the potential impacts that change can leave
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) A mixed-use development designed to maximize access to public transportation
Created by: amshinn18