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A unit within the City of Glendale, the Urban Design & Mobility Division combines design review, historic preservation and comprehensive planning with mobility policies and programs under the umbrella of urban design to promote a diverse range of transportation choices and excellent architecture which integrate into vibrant, well-designed public environments that reflects community values, heritage and progressive design practices.
The Design & Preservation Section establishes a framework for development, growth & prosperity in the City without erasing its heritage. Staff create & enforce the City’s design policies, guidelines and historic preservation programs. They provide design advice to applicants, City Departments, Boards/Commissions and City Council.
The Mobility & Transit Section provides an efficient and safe transportation system for residents, businesses & visitors. Staff promotes walking, bicycling, transit & automobile travel equally by designing integrated multi-modal transportation systems and operating various local transit services.
The Civic Engagement Team uses a variety of tools & participatory design techniques to engage the community in guiding the future of Glendale. By operating “hands-on” programs in partnership with local schools, businesses and volunteers the Engagement Team fosters civic pride & responsibility through community engagement.
Current planning efforts in the Glendale Urban Design include:
For its work, the Studio has received the following awards:
The Studio has collaborated (as either client or reviewer) with a wide range of local and nationally-known architects, designers, planners and developers including:
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Glendale, CA, US , 91206