San Jose

Urban Design 201

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Building on the knowledge gained in Urban Design 101, this session focuses on the problems that urban designers are facing in contemporary practice. In part two of a two-part primer on urban design, come explore the questions that practitioners struggle with on a daily basis. What does good design look like in 2019? How can new buildings engage with the street in the best way possible? Do municipal codes handcuff creativity? And why do we struggle to make great urban places today?

+ Benjamin Grant / SPUR
+ Laura Crescimano / SITELAB Urban Studio
+ Heidi Sokolowsky / Urban Field Studio


SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Free to the public.  Out first event of the month in each city is free to everyone.



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