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Moving our city and region towards a sustainable future

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The Urban Design Studio is part of the University of Louisville's Department of Urban & Public Affairs.

City State Radio

City State Radio

September 26, 2019 - City State is an experimental urban affairs radio show on WXOX 97.1 Louisville, streaming live on http://artxfm.com. Patrick Piuma, Director of the Urban Design Studio, co-hosts the show with fellow urban planner Pat Smith and landscape architect Patrick Henry.

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Jane’s Walk-Portland

Jane’s Walk-Portland

Nov. 14, 2016 - Jane's Walk is a global movement of citizen led walking tours. The tours focus on the legacy of Jane Jacobs by getting neighbors to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with each other.

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Collaborative Creative Placemaking

Collaborative Creative Placemaking

Oct. 19, 2016 - Inspired by the great work by the Better Block Foundation on their new Wikiblock: a toolkit for Creating Better Blocks, we at the Urban Design Studio and City Collaborative are working to catalog the tactical urbanism tools we have used from recycled materials and new builds on projects such as ReSurfaced and Park(ing) Day.

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Utilizing observation, research, and analysis to contribute to a better understanding of our built environment



Fostering community dialog through education and outreach on subjects related to urban design, sustainability, and community



Building community through neighborhood design facilitation, workshops, and open dialog to find solutions



Collaborating with the local community to improve the city now! through tactical urbanism interventions and experimentation

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