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A unit within the City of Glendale, the Urban Design Studio 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