Re-envisioning Weilheimer Mark

Welheimer Mark Studio, conducted in 2012, was composed of nine urban planning graduate students at the Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The Emschergenossenschaft, a German river management organization, tasked these students with developing land use vision for the small residential community of Weilheimer Mark in the city of Bottrop, one of the eleven cities in the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr region) of Germany. Welheimer Mark is an isolated, working class neighborhood in a shrinking region that developed around coal mining. The client, Emschergenossenschaft, was  in charge of the Emscher Redevelopment Project, a project that will clean and open access to the river for the region. As part of this project the Emschergenossenschaft is initiating development projects in the communities that line the river, one of which is Welheimer Mark.

Land Use and Air Temperature in Singapore (A GIS Analysis)

This is a land use and air temperature analysis of Dengue fever outbreaks in Singapore.  Specifically, this study looks at the correlation between air temperature, land use (specifically green spaces), and Dengue fever outbreaks in Singapore.

 A Cost Benefit Analysis of the Anacostia River Clean Up

 An analysis of the 2009 5-cent impact fee implemented throughout the District of Columbia.

Project Type  –  Urban Planning Technology

Location  –  Tyler Street Transformative Development Initiative – Pittsfield, Massachusetts 

Date  –  September 2016 – July 30, 2019

The Pittsfield Courbanize platform was utilized as a community engagement tool as well as an archive of all the planning efforts that were undertaken during the 3 year TDI planning initiative.  The site served as a portal where investors, business owners, and residents could provide input on various development activities happening in the district, view planning documents, and access economic development incentives.

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