Designing Vibrant Places

The Pattern Project

From bestselling author Douglas Farr comes Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future. This book shifts the sustainability conversation towards the issue of how to change faster than ever ...

Charrette Project Overview

The CNU-California Chapter hosts an annual CNU-By-Design charrette program that provides educational and membership engagement opportunities statewide. The Charrette is an interactive, multi-day workshop that helps the sponsoring city visualized ...

What We Heard

Our team met with the following stakeholders prior to and during the public charrette to gather background information, memories and expectations for the area:   City Community Development Staff City ...

What We Saw

We experienced a reinvigorated Main Street, new commercial power centers on the I-5 interchanges, new housing in the southeast corner of town, beautiful older housing stock in the neighborhoods adjacent ...

Our Approach

County Fair Fashion Mall has been identified as special study area in the City’s zoning ordinance update. These types of regional malls are failing across the nation. Just as many ...