This week we discussed Open Spaces as an Urban System. Our initial documentation included a site visit to the Suburbs in Northfield. We focused on the Cuyahoga River and the areas within 5 miles to the East and 5 miles to the West. During our site visit, we made observations on the regions/sub-divisions and the land use/ land cover.
We divided the region based on land use and land cover to start to analyze the various site conditions and regions that occupy inhabitants/ buildable/ developed spaces. We noticed the signage for different sub-divisions and started to document how land was being divided and segregated. More results to come next week.
DPZ architects and their research on transect design from"Lexicon for the New Urbanism" can be found here:
Brandon E. Young