Neighborhood Planning Studio Final Review


Wed., 12/3/14
Campbell Hall, Room 405

This course is the first of a two-part series on Neighborhood Planning & Design for the 2014-15 academic year. It is being offered through a partnership among UVA’s Community Design Research Center, the Cameron Foundation, and the city of Petersburg, VA.

Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Healthiness
Claudia Elzey/Katie Bailey/Fatmah Behnbehani/Reem Hashim


PLAC4010/5610 gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts, planning, and design practices in a real-world neighborhood situation. The emphasis is a team-based, community-focused design project based heavily on research. It is intended to broaden the perspective of the planner’s agenda to include social, economic, and civic considerations that could improve long-term results for the neighborhood. In addition, students will be exposed to a range of analytical, design, and technological tools to assist in the analysis, modeling, and communication of the findings.


Derek Hyra, Associate professor and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center at American University
Kathryn Clark Albright, professor of architecture and chair, foundations program Virginia Tech School of Architecture
Reginald Tabor, Associate Director of Economic Development, city of Petersburg
Todd Graham, President, Cameron Foundation
Jill Coleman, Vice President of Programs, Cameron Foundation
Michael Lee, PhD, Reuben McCorkle Rainey Professor in the History of Landscape Architecture & Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
Nancy Takahashi, Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture