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February 2018 

Precedent Lifestyle Design

Civic By Design is introducing the Block 21 Collective.  We will be posting through e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so stay tuned.

The BLOCK 21 COLLECTIVE goals include:
helping to build places people love
avoiding one-design-fits-all solutions
integrating sustainability and walkable urbanism
introducing patterns of middle density 
recovering timeless building types
emphasizing scale, detail, and especially proportion
pushing the bar in a slightly more progressive direction
creating designs that are extremely simple in form
responding to preferences for custom types of gathering spaces
formulating components that are transferable from larger blocks to individual lots
varying design character from rural to urban zones
composing together the master plan, infrastructure, buildings, and gathering spaces 
arranging the structures and functions around key spaces
exploring preferences for contemporary and traditional design
balancing character with aesthetics
integrating historic preservation
remaining human in scale, proportion, and form 
having fun

January 2018 

Can South Charlotte fix 
Sharon Road and Fairview Road? 

More and more pockets of walkable Urbanism continue to sprout up across Charlotte offering a highly desirable lifestyle to Millennials as well as aging Baby Boomers.  At the same time, it is becoming more humiliating for South Charlotteans to struggle through the suburban traffic nightmare of their placeless main-and-main crossroads of Sharon Road and Fairview Road - a legacy of 20th century suburban sprawl on steroids.  Click on the image for a new civic vision of Southpark Square.

December 2017 Civic By Design Agenda

Clearly we won't get more affordability or more mobility without a new civic design vision incorporating input from residents.   Atlanta gets this and have created a The Atlanta City Design inspired by historic grand plans such as Daniel Burnham's Plan for Chicago. 

For Civic By Design's December agenda we are exploring ways we can advance Charlotte's New Civic Design Vision.   

December Agenda:
1. Check out the mega-watercolor poster and the 78 page book  on The Atlanta City Design: 
2. Review media-related articles and reference material including: 
3. Think and chat with others about ways we can advance our New Civic Design Vision and plan to share these starting in 2018.
4. Follow our upcoming postings of related content on the Civic By Design website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Image: Atlanta City Design Poster 2017 City of Atlanta Department of City Planning

For our 2017 and 2016 Listing of Forum Events click here.

Here is our 2015 poster collage of event images and a numbered list describing each monthly event.  
See if you can match the images with the specific event.  
Click the poster or here for answers and additional information. 

In 2011 Civic By Design launched the CIVILIZING PLACES Initiative