Land Use & Planning

Case Studies
City of Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN


Contact: City Chamber of Commerce
(423) 756-2121

This town had the worst air pollution in the nation in 1969. After several years, the city had improved their air quality and they were in the safety range. They also redesigned the downtown district to include an expansive green scape and walking paths along the river. They cleaned up the river, they incorporated a public transportation system of hybrid busses. The town is on its way to minimal environmental impact.
City of Curitiba

Curitiba, Brazil


No contact info.
currently available

Curitiba has a revolutionary way of dealing with traffic and public transportation. They have designed their infrastructure to have seperate lanes for busses and cars. They have express lanes for busses and cars that are the arteries of the city. With the infrastructure in place it makes bus travel fast and convient. They also have an efficient community recycling program and incentives.
Gaviotas Development

Andes llanos region, Columbia

Paolo Lugari

No contact info.
currently available.

A group of Gavitas moved to a place in Columbia that was known to be uninhabitable. They created a community there with solar panels for electricty and heat. They planted crops for food and Wind Mills for energy. They have also introduced the pine tree to the land to tap for resin. In doing so they have created an environment that enables dormant local plant life to start to grow. They also have a community hospital, community centers and the town is regulated with no police or laws.
Town of Haymount

Haymount, VA

Duany Plater-Zyberk Architects and Town Planners

Contact info. being updated

The new town is built in Caroline County in Virginia. The town will have approximately 12,000 people, 4,000 homes, 250,000 square feet of retail space, 500,00 square feet of commercial and light industrial space, 14 church sites, numerous parks, 2 schools, and a college campus, and an organic farm. Only one-third of the land will be developed and the rest will remain forested lands, wetlands, and farming areas. The houses will use green building products.
Menominee Nation

P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135

(715) 799-5114

The Menominee tribe has 234,000 acres of land in north-central Wisconsin and they sustainably harvest forty-six of WisconsinÕs timber varieties. 95% of the reservation is used to produce hardwood, pine and hemlock.
Paseo Colorado Project

Pasadena, CA

Contact: City of Pasadena
(626) 744-3374

Combined retail space and 400 retail apartments to revitalize an area of downtown.
Village Homes

2417 Bucklebury Rd.
Davis, CA 95616

Town Planners

Contact: Mr. Michael Corbett
(916) 756-5941

Village Homes is a small community that focuses on community living. There are fruit and nut trees that can be harvested by the cummunity at no charge. There are several bike paths through out the community, nearly eliminating any need of a car. All houses have solar panels on the roofs. Many houses have solar hot water panels. The community uses 50% less energy then surrounding homes. The community has eliminated fenced in yards and uses open comon areas instead.
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