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Webinar: Corridor Urbanism: Principles and Practice
Friday, July 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Category: Webinar

Webinar: Corridor Urbanism: Principles and Practice

Commercial strips are ubiquitous but rarely create places that encourage interpersonal contact, business opportunity, active transportation, and community identity. Yet their visibility; retail and restaurants, and inefficient land use provide fertile territory for creating a new kind of mixed use and connected urban environment. Historically, policy for these corridors has taken three paths: neglect, roadway improvements, or replacement of existing development patterns.

This session proposes a new theory of Corridor Urbanism that draws combines the antecedents of New and Landscape Urbanisms with the ideas articulated by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown in their seminal work Learning from Las Vegas. It will apply these principles to the Route 71B corridor in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a key corridor with a commercial range from small free-standing shops to a declining regional mall; a rich history; general dissatisfaction over appearance and function; and many opinions about the role of this corridor in its region.

The session will provide participants with an introduction to the concept and principles of Corridor Urbanism, an application to the specific contexts of Fayetteville, and a methodology that they can use to apply Corridor Urbanism principles to their own community corridors.

This webcast is hosted by the APA Nebraska Chapter