[tugs] Reminder - Research Talk - 1st UD Candidate Dr. Ajay Garde

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  • Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:48:46 -0500

This is to REMIND you that Dr. Ajay Garde a candidate for the Urban
Design position is visiting the  Department today and tomorrow. His
research talk will   be held  in room 2125 at 2:30pm tomorrow (see
details below). We encourage everyone  to attend.    

Thursday March 28, 2002  -  Room 2125  -  2:30 to 4:00 pm    
Dr. Ajay Garde  - Lecturer University of Southern California 

New Urbanism: The Making of a Design Paradigm and Public Policy 

The supply side story of urban development has been focused in the
research, to examine how reformist ideas such as New Urbanism are
formed.  Why  they are promoted by designers, sponsored by developers,
and endorsed by public officials?  And why they continue to have such
popular appeal that often leads to institutional and regulatory reform? 

The research is divided into two parts.  In the first part, the
development of  New Urbanism has been compared with that of Garden City
movement and Neighborhood Unit concept to show that innovations in urban
design are governed  by paradigms.  These preconceived models
incorporate contemporary social values  and dominant intellectual
thoughts, and eventually influence public policy.  New  Urbanism is one
such paradigm, and it deserves serious consideration.  In the  second
part, the design, development, and approval process of 202 New Urbanist
projects in the United States have been investigated, to examine
barriers and  channels for diffusion of New Urbanism, and to suggest
recommendations.  The  study concludes with reflections on the making of
design paradigms and its  implications for public policy. 

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