Category Archive for: Urbanism

Way2Go CLT changing how people move…quickly!

Sustain Charlotte’s mobility initiative is off to a fast start with almost 30,000 single-occupancy vehicle miles avoided in just the first three weeks and numerous teams pumped up and leading the way.

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Needed: a new leisure-travel architecture for the Queen City

Exhibit 1: 60% of Charlotte tourism is business, 20% sports-related, 20% vacation. Exhibit 2: CLT does not appear on any top-leisure-destination list, but Asheville, Nashville, Charleston, Atlanta and Savannah show up on a lot of them. Verdict: this is one enormous opportunity!

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Getting ready for the Next Million: Charlotte is born anew

There is Austin. There is Seattle. There is Denver. And now there is Charlotte. It is America’s new hot spot and darling city. The place to be. The new #1. The only such city in the South. The challenge now: to stay on top and grow the lead. Here are some ideas on how to pull it off.

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Should tech be left alone to shape our cities?

We say no way, particularly when it comes to the looming autonomous vehicle revolution. And a revolution it will be! Tech is fundamental, but it must be balanced with wise urbanism, and the drivers of that side of the conversation are urbanists.

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Charlotte’s green path forward

Sustainability has become a default planning mode for cities across the world, one that design firms like Integra do well to integrate into our vision and strategy. In our first Better Way Podcast, Charlotte Sustainability Director Rob Phocas shares how the Queen City is making it happen.

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The natural wonder of green floating filter lagoons

When it comes to wastewater and stormwater management, floating wetlants cost less to build, are easier to maintain, do not emit nasty odors, provide habitats, beautify an area, and emit less carbon. If that sounds like a no brainer, it’s because it is.

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Integra opens U.S. hub office in Charlotte

The Charlotte Business Journal published a great feature story to mark the opening of Integra Architecture’s office at Packard Place (pictured).

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Data and the city

If you think Big Data is sexy, you should meet GIS. They’re getting married, in fact, at City Form Lab, to make cities more livable, resilient and competitive. It could not happen at a better time.

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Resilience: the new design imperative

Do not build or retrofit without it, as market and climate changes have turned it into as much a must as insurance and readiness.

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‘Well, that was easy!’

Want all your users/customers to say that when moving through your facility? Try wayfinding, but make sure it’s the new, flexible variety.

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