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          SMART Ideas Urban Design Competition
          Leadership Institute for Ecology and Economy, AIA Redwood Empire
        • Category
        • International
        • Type
        • Open, ideas
        • Registration Deadline
        • 02/01/2010
        • Submission Deadline
        • 02/08/2010
        • Open To
        • All
        • Entry Fee
        • US $50 Students ($75 after Jan.15), $100 Professionals ($150 after Jan.15)
        • Awards
        • Cash prizes to be awarded from fees generated, at the discretion of Jury panel
        • Jury
        • Ellen Dunham-Jones, RK Stewart and David Baker
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        • Web Site
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        • Description
        • This is an Ideas competition, so everything is on the table to be considered. NW Santa Rosa developed in pieces according to sales of large farm tracts for key institutions, then filled in with a variety of uses, but without a planning vision for what the area could become. When the general plan was written in the early 1990's and a zoning map developed, the map primarily followed the existing uses, without much planning thought. Now there are some major employers, services, and institutions in the area, and they are growing. There is a highway right down the middle and there is a commuter train coming. How do we retrofit this interesting suburban puzzle, with parcels under multiple ownerships, to create a more walkable and livable community? Out of the box thinking is encouraged.

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