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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
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
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
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

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