The tools to understand our places shouldn’t be gatekept in the hands of people with urban planning degrees.
This crash course in urban design is for you.
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About the Course
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.
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- Lesson 24: Roads and Streets (5:25)
- Lesson 25: Edge Friction (5:57)
- Lesson 26: Good Sidewalks (7:35)
- Lesson 27: Paths and Goals (3:36)
- Lesson 28: Wayfinding (8:30)
- Lesson 29: Parking Lots—Very Big or Very Small (5:47)
- Lesson 30: Parking Lots—Closing Gaps (4:14)
- Lesson 31: Residential Parking (3:26)
- Lesson 32: Handling Stormwater (4:57)
- Lesson 33: Access to Water (5:39)
- Lesson 34: Space Trees Versus Object Trees (5:22)
- Lesson 35: Signs (3:50)
- Lesson 36: Utility Boxes (5:35)
- Lesson 37: Street Lighting (5:16)
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 civil engineer and a land use planner with 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.