• Visions Lafayette Lafayette architecturally intriguing facades

    Visions for Lafayette

    Ideas for a Healthy Community and Medical Complex
    Among all types of development, new hospital districts are, ironically, among the least walkable places in America—despite the positive health affects of walking. University of Notre Dame Urban Design students from the class of 2013 provided a vision for building an urban neighborhood around a...Read more
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    Master Plan for the Town of LaFox, Illinois

    A New Agrarian Town, Connected to the City
    The vast majority of the United States’ metropolitan edge is currently built in low-density, disconnected sprawl. Now, in LaFox, Illinois, students are envisioning a new low-rise agrarian railroad town—with greater density than Chicago—surrounding an existing station. By taking advantage of an...Read more
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    Sulphur Dell

    Revitalizing a Blighted Void Near Downtown
    Just north of downtown Nashville, a 90- acre void of parking and low-rise industrial buildings separates the city’s central business district from the revitalizing Germantown neighborhood. The area is both a barrier to economic development and an opportunity. The Nashville Sounds baseball stadium...Read more
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    Luhe City Center

    A Model for More Sustainable Growth in China
    No place on Earth is urbanizing more rapidly than China. In Luhe, one of the country’s new urban expansion areas, Nanjing Urban Planning Bureau proposed to expand the city by developing a 60-mile corridor for 4.5 million people. The plan would have consumed vital land along Luhe’s stretch of the...Read more