The open space component of a residential neighborhood has the potential to support a strong social fabric within a community by providing places for shared use and social interaction. Participants of this seminar will learn the findings of research that point to the importance of carefully designing an open space system that can be marketed as a key feature of a residential neighborhood.
- The presenters will use real-world case studies of actual North American neighborhoods to illustrate open space concepts that can be adapted to create enhanced value for contemporary developments.
- A 21st century radburn
- Your are laying out a city and not just a subdivision
- Hidden problems
- The attendee will be able to discuss the cost and layout of utilities.
- The attendee will be able to identify the value of the traditional public neighborhood park.
- The attendee will be able to review open space issues in suburban neighborhoods.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Land Survey And Plats
A. Hidden Title Problems
B. Natural Easements And Easements
II. You Are Laying Out A City And
Not Just A Subdivision
B. Sanitary Sewers
C. Storm Sewers
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. The Value Of The Traditional
Public Neighborhood Park
A. Neighborhood Open Space Design – A Historic Look
1. Traditional Neighborhood Park Configurations
2. Communal Park Neighborhoods
B. Current Neighborhood Open Space Development Trends
1. Conventional Residential Development
2. New Urbanist Communities
3. The Role Of Municipal Park Planners
C. The Social Role Of Open Space In The Community
1. Hierarchy Of Open Space Needs
2. The Unique Role Of Different Open Space Types
D. Case Studies Of Two Traditional Neighborhood Parks
1. The Concept Of Defensible Space
2. The Critical Physical Dimensions/Relationships
3. The Social Capital Of Two Public Neighborhood Parks
1. What Do Residents Desire In Neighborhood Open Space, And What Are They Willing To Pay For It?
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. Surburban Neighborhoods:
Open Space Issues
A. The Overburdened Street
B. The Lack Of Safe, Accessible, Connective Open Space
V. New Urbanism As Response
A. New Urbanist Design Principles
B. Examples Of Midwestern New Urbanism
C. New Urbanism And Open Space
VI. The Radburn Concept As Response
A. Radburn As Concept: The Green-Hearted Neighborhood
B. Case Study: Radburn Illustrated
C. Case Study: Wildwood Park Illustrated
D. Case Study: Village Homes Illustrated
VII. A 21st Century Radburn
A. Problems And Opportunities
B. Suggested Design Guidelines
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Utilties Layout And Cost
IX. Hidden Problems
A. Soil Engineering
C. Drainage And Water Rights
D. Environmental Easements