RE-THINKING EVERYDAY URBAN ELEMENTS AND EXPLORING HOW THEY CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING BEAUTY, IDENTITY, AND PLACE
urban DESIGN TOOLKIT
The Greater Northside Management District Urban Design Toolkit is a set of place-based design strategies that promote connectivity, enhance public spaces, and spark economic development while strengthening the identity of the District overall and that of the five individual neighborhoods that make it up (Greater Heights, Near Northside, Northline, Independence Heights, and Eastex Jensen). The overarching goal of the work is to tell stories of place and celebrate qualities that make the district and its neighborhoods special. The urban design toolkit re-thinks everyday urban elements to ensure they contribute to building beauty, identity, and place. The Toolkit was developed through a series of community meetings across the District focused on identifying and mapping concepts, strategies, and key locations for intervention.
Project Team: Susan Rogers, Adelle Main, Gabriela Degetau, Angelica Lastra, Jose Mario Lopez, Constanza Peña, Barbara Venegas, and Jasleen Sarai, Artist Consultant
Project Sponsor: Greater Northside Management District
The Greater Northside Urban Design Toolkit received the 2022 Place Planning Award from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) and its annual Great Places Awards. The Awards recognize work combining expertise in design, research, and practice and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places engaging our attention and imagination.