Designing Density: Embracing the "Urban" in the New Urbanism


High-density development is an important tool in combating sprawl and climate change, and is key to achieving the critical mass that makes vital, walkable communities possible. Learn how successful urban infill projects and new urban centers have addressed political, financial, technical and programmatic challenges. This session will spotlight the role of context, scale and architectural expression in achieving desirable urban environments in the current economic climate.


  • John Ellis, AIA, RIBA, Director of Urban Design, WRT/Solomon E.T.C.
  • Sinclair Black, FAIA, Principal, Placemaking Studio
  • Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Architecture Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Eric Liebmann, AIA, Managing Principal and Design Director, WDG Architecture

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