Projects

  • Alamo Heights, Texas: This plan for a one-mile corridor recasts streets as urban avenues with wide sidewalks, landscaped medians and a streetcar, with plans for developing mixed-use and multi-family buildings supported by transit and a park-once district.

  • South Pasadena, California: This plan creates a long-term vision for the historic downtown area of South Pasadena, focusing on two streets, Mission Street and Fair Oaks Avenue, and the existing Gold Line light rail station.

  • Pasadena, California: In 1964 the State of California seized a large swath of Pasadena’s land, demolishing thousands of homes in order to extend the 710 Freeway north. A citizen-led movement stalled the project, however, leaving a freeway stub that interrupts the street grid and neighborhoods. The 710 Freeway Reclaim, a community-based initiative, proposes to rebuild the urban fabric destroyed over 50 years ago.

  • La Chorrera, Republic of Panama: Market Plaza features 600 dwelling units and 27,500 square meters of retail and office space in the suburbs of Panama City.

  • Lancaster, California: The redesign of Lancaster Boulevard establishes a lively public realm with reconfigured streets, plazas, paseos and other public spaces, remedying the loss of the City’s traditional downtown character.

  • Ventura, California: As part of a conceptual master plan for a number of downtown streets, the California Street Bridge design reconnects downtown Ventura with the coastline.

  • Beverly Hills, California: The character of the Golden Triangle has been strengthened by transforming the area into a park-once district, adding improved landscape and lighting, and adopting a code to guide the design of future buildings.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: East Downtown is in the process of revitalizing its Central Avenue and Broadway corridors with light rail and a comprehensive redevelopment strategy.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A plan for enhancing a five-mile stretch of the Stone Avenue Corridor identifies a pivotal intersection as an urban gateway to surrounding areas and outlines a typological infill strategy to develop underused sites.

  • Bellflower, California: A dilapidated streetscape was revitalized by removing 1960s-era siding, which had hidden a beautiful art deco façade, and with improved signage, lighting and paint.

Press

Talks

Thoughts

  • In-depth analysis of Les Rambles and La Rambla Catalunya in Barcelona.

  • The Rambla is a multimodal thoroughfare type, distinguished by a large and central pedestrian island, limited carriageways and a monumental streetscape.

  • Stefanos Polyzoides gave a keynote speech at the Re:Street Conference which explored the new science of streets and the form of the future city.

  • The form of the New Urbanism is realized by the deliberate assembly of streets, blocks and buildings.

  • In the work of the New Urbanism, we start with the premise that buildings and the space between (streets and squares) must be a balanced ensemble of pavement, streetwalls, green and building walls.

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