Presentation Title

PL-2 Twin Cities Harbor

Presenter Status

Professor, Architecture

Preferred Session

Oral Session

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Start Date

30-10-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

30-10-2015 1:20 PM

Presentation Abstract

This planning and design study is currently underway to assist the cities of Benton Harbor and Saint Joseph, Michigan to consider a healthier and more prosperous future of their shared harbor area. Today, the 600-acre study area may represent Berrien County’s most significant opportunity and challenge for urban development, environmental stewardship, and community life. Pursued with the 2015 graduate Urban Design Studio, and in collaboration with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, the work includes extensive site analysis and design research to inform the decision-making of a stakeholder steering committee and will ultimately lead to a proposed illustrative vision for the harbor area. The project reflects a desired synthesis of Christian architectural education, community service and witnessing, applied design research, and hands-on learning through a professional participatory process. It was commissioned by the City of Benton Harbor’s Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by various local private stakeholders such as The Prairie Group and Whirlpool Corporation.

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PL-2 Twin Cities Harbor

This planning and design study is currently underway to assist the cities of Benton Harbor and Saint Joseph, Michigan to consider a healthier and more prosperous future of their shared harbor area. Today, the 600-acre study area may represent Berrien County’s most significant opportunity and challenge for urban development, environmental stewardship, and community life. Pursued with the 2015 graduate Urban Design Studio, and in collaboration with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, the work includes extensive site analysis and design research to inform the decision-making of a stakeholder steering committee and will ultimately lead to a proposed illustrative vision for the harbor area. The project reflects a desired synthesis of Christian architectural education, community service and witnessing, applied design research, and hands-on learning through a professional participatory process. It was commissioned by the City of Benton Harbor’s Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by various local private stakeholders such as The Prairie Group and Whirlpool Corporation.