Surrey Town Centres Open Competition

VIEW FROM SEMIAHMOO SITE TOWARDS WHITE ROCK The City of Surrey is hosting anĀ  open to all ideas competition for five centres in Surrey: “Shifting towards Sustainable Suburbs” Map of Surrey’s Historic Neighbourhoods visit the Surrey Townshift site  

Andres Duany, Architect and Urban Theorist

Part 1: Introduction; Background; Suburban sprawl patterns; the four major components; public realm/private realm Part 2: Zoning/Codes; Single Use vs. Mixed Use Planning; Traffic and congestion issues; Quality of Life issues; Scale and relation to physical compatibility vs. functional compatibility 9 part New Urbanism case study lecture Andres Duany, Architect and Urban Theorist.

Jane Jacobs

Here’s another of a few influential people I’ve come across, in one way or another, that could be said to be advancing sustainability in the built environment. She was not without critics, and possibly did not use the term “sustainable”- all of which makes her that much more interesting… Jane Jacobs was an American-born Canadian…