Winner! Merit Award, SMART Ideas Urban Design Competition, hosted by the Leadership Institute for Ecology and Economy and the AIA Redwood Empire.
Refarming Suburbia envisions a thriving community that celebrates its unique agricultural identity by integrating food cultivation and natural systems into the urban fabric. The Coddingtown SMART Station is the catalyst for a more compact development pattern that reduces growth pressures on prime agricultural lands, while extending green corridors and open spaces to provide opportunities for small-scale farming.
The SMART line links Northwest Santa Rosa to the region, and improved connections in the local street network enhance circulation and access for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit. A diverse mix of uses around the SMART Station creates a lively district of homes, commercial uses, and civic spaces. Harnessing the rich agricultural lands and favorable climate of the region, Refarming Suburbia nurtures Santa Rosa’s agrarian roots to grow a dynamic future.
Role: Data collection, map layout, board design, photosimulations
Firm: Design, Community & Environment
Team members included: Bill Bogenschutz, Bruce Brubaker, Agnes Chan, Melissa Erikson, Isby Fleischmann, Yiu Kam, Charlie Loy, Kurt Massey, Sophie Mintier, and Kevin Waldron