London is currently in a housing crisis; demand is far outpacing supply resulting in increasingly unaffordable housing. To help meet the housing demand KPFui developed an ideal block typology and master planning principles to achieve higher densities while balancing access to daylight. Because a higher density than is typical throughout London is necessary, it is not possible to rely on existing block typologies to meet demand, a new typology is needed. We found that the block typologies that Londoners were familiar with are typically between 1 - 3 FAR , while our target density to meet demand is 4 - 6 FAR. Next, we increased the heights of the historic block typologies to 6 FAR, the upper end of the target density, and analyzed them for daylight access to residential units Vertical Sky Component, sky exposure on public spaces ambient daylight, and site coverage efficiency. What we found was that all the typologies, except for the Barbican, performed poorly when taken to this density, while the block typology we were proposing, split courtyard building with towers, performed much better.
University of Texas at Austin Master Plan – Sasaki
To meet the challenge of COVID and prepare for similar crises in the future, the Center for Planning Excellence CPEX , a non-profit organization that drives urban, rural, and regional planning efforts in Louisiana, partnered with UrbanFootprint to help policy makers and relief providers prioritize resources and inform equitable interventions. As Mayor, it is my belief that all decisions should be data driven. Access to the type of hyper-local, dynamic data provided by the COVID Recovery Insights Platform will be valuable in my efforts to develop targeted strategies that address areas of greatest need throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. UrbanFootprint is the perfect tool for the job we do. When it comes to scenario planning for climate action plans, UrbanFootprint provides an excellent shorthand for imagining multiple future scenarios and comparing their environmental performance. We find UrbanFootprint to be extremely helpful in the proposal process. With comprehensive data coverage, you can create insightful maps with very minimal effort.
Project entry The new city within the valley. Project entry The origins of Navi Mumbai. Project entry The Charles Correa proposal.
Jude sought to create an unparalleled health care campus where children and their families can be comfortable and safe. HKS designers were challenged to maintain a feeling of intimate care and safety on campus as growth occurs and density increases. We created a plan that manages growth for the campus over the next 10 years, including an additional 3 million square feet of research, clinical and administration space. The plan organizes the site to improve circulation, wayfinding and the overall experience of the campus.