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Delano's Turn: Directions West of the River - Vol 2 (Newsprint Quality) By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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Delano’s Turn: Directions West of the River Volume 2 presents research, analysis, and mapping for the Delano district in Wichita, Kansas. Fifteen mid-level students enrolled in an intensive... More > 8-week Community Planning and Design studio at Kansas State University completed the work during the summer of 2017. The studio was co-led by Associate Professor Blake Belanger and Associate Professor Howard Hahn. The effort was supported with funding from the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) and Kansas State University’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB). Delano’s Turn is presented in two Volumes. This book, Volume 2: Critical Maps includes over 100 research-driven maps that investigate issues, identify opportunities and dilemmas, and propose planning and design strategies for the Delano District. Volume 1, also available on Lulu, presents refined urban design ideas derived from the critical maps.< Less
Complex Catalysts: Resilient Urbanism for Eastern KCMO By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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Complex Catalysts is the continuation of a multi-year community planning and design effort aimed at understanding and planning for future growth in the Kansas City Metro Area. The focus of this... More > project is to present a model of resilient urbanism that will accommodate approximately 8% of the metro area’s anticipated population growth over the next 30 years. Complex Catalysts proposes a comprehensive planning framework and five design proposals leveraging the regional economic vitality of the the Truman Sports Complex. Maximizing public transit through Transit Oriented Development, restoring ecological health and water quality through ecologically sensitive design, and supporting robust economic growth through job creation were foundational goals to our vision of eastern Metro Kansas City. Complex Catalysts was directed by Assistant Professor Howard Hahn and Associate Professor Blake Belanger through a mid-level landscape architecture studio and seminar at Kansas State University.< Less
Retrofit 40 By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) has undertaken a multi-decade planning effort to help coordinate new growth in an urban context of changing demographic and economic patterns in the Kansas... More > City Metro Area. Retrofit 40 was an eight-week summer studio course led by Assistant Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn, and was comprised of seventeen landscape architecture students including non-baccalaureate master’s degree students entering their fourth year and post-baccalaureate master’s degree students entering their second year of study. As an academic research and design inquiry, the studio chose to approach dilemmas and opportunities of the corridor from a visionary perspective with a planning horizon of 2040 and beyond. Recognizing the challenges of current economic conditions, the studio also proposed progressive strategies to catalyze short-term interventions. This book documents the research, design, and results of Retrofit 40.< Less
Visions in the Ville: Looking Toward the Next 125 Years, Volume 2 By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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The 2014 “Visions in the Ville” summer studio explored Aggieville’s potential as the community looks toward the future. The studio spanned eight weeks and was offered by the... More > Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning at Kansas State University. It was directed by Associate Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn, and involved fourteen mid-level graduate landscape architecture students. This book, Visions in the Ville: Looking Toward the Next 125 Years Volume 2, presents community planning and design ideas for stimulating dialogue about the future of Aggieville. The 5 proposals build upon evidence-based design strategies created through a process called Critical Mapping, presented in Visions in the Ville: Looking Toward the Next 125 Years Volume 1.< Less
Visions in the Ville: Looking Toward the Next 125 Years, Volume 1 By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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The 2014 “Visions in the Ville” summer studio explored Aggieville’s potential as the community looks toward the future. The studio spanned eight weeks and was offered by the... More > Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning at Kansas State University. It was directed by Associate Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn, and involved fourteen mid-level graduate landscape architecture students. Volume 1 documents more than 100 maps generated by the studio through “Critical Mapping,” an iterative design process consisting of community engagement, research, strategic design, argumentation, and communication. More than simply gathering and mapping information, Critical Mapping seeks to classify, correlate, and compare site information across a broad spectrum of topics for identifying dilemmas/opportunities leading to design strategies. Design proposals are documented in Volume 2.< Less
Delano's Turn: Directions West of the River - Vol 1 (Newsprint Quality) By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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Delano’s Turn: Directions West of the River Volume 1 presents urban design ideas for the future of the Delano district in Wichita, Kansas. Fifteen mid-level students enrolled in an intensive... More > 8-week Community Planning and Design studio at Kansas State University completed the work during the summer of 2017. The studio was co-led by Associate Professor Blake Belanger and Associate Professor Howard Hahn. The effort was supported with funding from the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) and Kansas State University’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB). Delano’s Turn is presented in two Volumes. This book, Volume 1: Design Proposals begins with background, primary dilemmas, intent, methods, and process. In the following four chapters of Volume 1, we present specific urban design strategies for activating existing assets, showcasing Delano’s identity through sense of place, and increasing connectivity and cohesiveness. Volume 2, also available on Lulu, presents research, analysis, and mapping.< Less
Stitching the Strip: 7 Visions for the Future of Southeast Coralville By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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“The Strip” in Coralville, Iowa is iconic of mid-century American strip retail development. The street is a heavily-trafficked arterial, buildings float in a sea of surface parking lots,... More > some parcels are brownfields, pedestrian circulation is inconvenient and hazardous, many buildings are functionally obsolete, and towering electrical transmission lines fragment the district. “Stitching The Strip” presents urban design, redevelopment, and placemaking ideas for the Southeast Commercial District. Twenty-three mid-level landscape architecture graduate students enrolled in an intensive 8-week community planning and design studio completed the work during the summer of 2018. In contrast to a singular master plan, this collection of ideas can be compared, evaluated, prioritized, and perhaps hybridized. We aspire that “Stitching The Strip” will contribute to the ongoing dialogue about the future of the Southeast Commercial District, and serve as an enduring legacy project for Coralville.< Less
Southside Retrace: Strategies to Retain, Redefine, and Reconnect Public Housing in South Omaha By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) is at a critical crossroad: the infrastructure of the Southside Terrace public housing community has exceeded its functional lifespan. The cost to maintain the... More > 75-year-old structures is no longer viable for OHA, which intends to demolish the site and rebuild. OHA has applied for a HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant and envisions rebuilding the community to better serve its 1,300 residents, roughly half of whom are Sudanese or Somali refugees. This book presents four planning and design proposals generated through intensive research and mapping, which provide redevelopment approaches ranging from immediate low-impact design to visionary planning strategies. Kansas State University landscape architecture students completed the work during the summer of 2016 in an 8-week community planning and design studio led by professors Belanger and Hahn. The effort was supported with funding from Kansas State University’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields.< Less
Parcels and Peppers: Savory Ideas for Addressing Vacancy in St. Louis By Blake Belanger & Howard Hahn
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The intent of this book is to contribute to the dialogue on vacant property in St. Louis. It presents planning and design strategies for understanding vacancy conditions, creative ideas for... More > repurposing vacant property, and a variety of methods for engaging people in the community. Kansas State University graduate students prepared the book as the final product of the 2015 Community Planning and Design Studio, taught by Associate Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn. The 18 students are midway through a Master’s of Landscape Architecture degree in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning. We worked with K-State’s Technical Assistance for Brownfields Communities, representatives from the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, and the City of St. Louis. We hope the work contained herein will be inspirational to residents, planners, scholars, activists, non-profits, and change-makers in St. Louis and other Legacy Cities.< Less

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