Reference Book for Semester Project

Hi Everyone,

I have met with several of you outside of class to review and discuss the recent observation project and the semester long research project.  As a point of reference I would ask you to take a look at the following publication:

I worked to put this guide together along with several hundred other professionals.  The purpose was to help the city plan out how to move forward after September 11th.  What you will see at the beginning is a set of governing principles.  Later you will see more specific principles in categories like circulation and many drawings that will show you how you can delineate information on your own drawings.

Each group should try to write out their basic principles:

For example some climate principles could include:  (principles will match the drawings)

  • Identify micro climates zones both those that are too hot in summer or too cold in the winter and find a way to mitigate the negative effects.
  • Identify micro climate zones both those that are comfortable in the summer and those comfortable in the winter and then look for the gaps between.  Find a way to bridge between these micro-climate zones.

Later you will identify some specific locations and identify design principles and solutions.

You also may find this useful bike Map.


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