New York City Street Scale Mapping by Brenda Roqueta Vives
As architects plan projects in densely populated areas, they must take into account factors including who uses the spaces, what times of day get the most activity, how unmet needs can be handled, who will benefit from changes or be harmed by them, and how behavior and levels of satisfaction will be affected.
When planners are asked to propose enhanced transportation options, they analyze past and current usage, project future adoptions of mass transit or shifts away from personal vehicles, and examine ways that choices with lower impacts on the environment like biking and walking can be encouraged.
"How Does Bikeshare Impact Bus Ridership in Champaign-Urbana?" by Rebecca Martin.
At abandoned industrial, commercial, and municipal facilities landscape architects must address failing infrastructure, land tenure, potentially hazardous materials, encroaching vegetation, wildlife that has taken up residence, safety, economic impacts, and equity as they begin to brainstorm ways to beautify and reenergize the space.
Photo © 2020 by Jennifer L. Thomas.
The Beat Goes On
Performers seem to always find a way. In fall 2020 when safety protocols were in place, the Department of Dance shifted to outdoor classes and stationed musicians around the perimeter of a makeshift rehearsal floor—the basketball court at Illini Grove—for live accompaniment.
Photo by the UI News Bureau.