Today’s urban design often fails to do the very thing it should prioritize above all else: creating productive places for people to live. That’s because we’ve moved away from traditional building. A shift toward the design principles that have worked for generations will help us create more value with simplicity and ease. It starts with identifying the design elements that work, understanding why and learning how to apply them in our spaces today. 

In this class, we’ll cover how to plan projects for your community that maximize success through good urban design, leaving us with infrastructure that radiates value for now and for future generations.

This course is open to all audiences but will be especially relevant to planners, developers, engineers and local government leaders.

Participants in this course will develop a plan for local action that they can begin implementing immediately.

Interested in purchasing multiple licenses for this course? Learn about group discounts here.

We are still preparing this course. We plan for it to be available in 2021. When completed, we estimate it will provide 4+ continuing education credits.

This course is included in the Strong Towns Academy Subscription Bundle.

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Urban Design Principles (single payment)

Create your own plan for building a strong and prosperous place.

6 payments of $71/month

Urban Design Principles

6 month payment plan

About the Instructor

Charles Marohn - known as "Chuck" to friends and colleagues - is the Founder and President of Strong Towns and the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a land use planner with two decades of experience. He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Minnesota.