And, design works. From neighborhood master plans to sidewalk details, the best urban design - public and private - reveals, enhances, or creates a place that is unique and authentically Eugene. As our community grows, a greater focus on design will help us reach our desired vision.
What is urban design? Urban design is the process of shaping the physical setting for life in our city. Urban design operates at the intersection of architecture, city planning, transportation and engineering, real estate economics, landscape design, and ecology. The result is a comprehensive approach to every project that ensures quality in the buildings, streets, sidewalks, and spaces in between where we play out our lives.
Role in Planning and the City? The Urban Design team translates policy into development through varied means, including:
Working with community groups to create visions and plans.
Developing design concepts for public infrastructure investments.
Providing design assistance through one-on-one consultations or written materials.
Leading area planning initiatives focused on the built environment.
Our approach brings together diverse expertise to ensure City projects fulfill community visions. With coordination and cooperation, public vision and private development can come together to create seamless, memorable urban places.