Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ludlam Trail - 6.2 Mile Linear Park & Bikeway

DKP along with the Friends of the Ludlam Trail is advocating for the creation of a 6.2 mile linear park and bikeway along the former Florida East Coast railroad corridor known as the Ludlam Trail.

This space presents a unique opportunity to create a world class recreational area. It could  become Miami's equivalent of New York's High Line, providing a greenway connecting many neighborhoods from the Airport to South Miami.  

If preserved as a green space, this 75 acre swath of land would be in the top tier of the largest trails in the country. It would provide much needed green space for local residents and to the city as a whole, create a safe route to school and work and could draw in local, national and international visitors alike.

Support the Ludlam Trail! 
Check out the video to see portions of the trail for yourself!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

DKP work featured in Resilient Miami exhibit at Coral Gables Museum

DKP work will be on display at the Coral Gables Museum as part of an exhibit kicking off this week entitled "Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century". The exhibited materials will include renderings and research produced during the Seven 50 project and Dutch Dialogues Charrette, which was presented at the South East Florida Regional Climate Compact in October.

The exhibit, presented by the Florida International University (FIU) School of Architecture, will feature work produced by local professional as well as research developed during the last 3 years, by students in FIU SOA's ongoing Sea Level Rise Studio.

Check out the exhibit for some insight in to how Miami will deal with the critical issue of climate change, and sea level rise specifically!

When:  November 6, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Where: Gallery 109 and the Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery
           Coral Gables Museum
           285 Aragon Avenue

DKP Presents at the Florida Institute of Transportation Engineers Conference

Jason King, Principal, presents today at the conference of transportation policymakers and practitioners today. His presentation, "Sustainability and Liveability: A Regional Viewpoint" highlights the Seven50 Plan for Southeast Florida. The plan for the region involved over a million participants in its creation and envisions a greener, multi-modal future. Yesterday, Jason presented the work of Kenneth Garcia and others on the Cypress Creek TriRail TOD as part of a mobile tour of transportation opportunities.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DKP Designs Regional Urban Design Guidelines for the former Fort Ord, Monterey, CA

The DKP team is working on the development of urban design guidelines for the areas formerly known as the Fort Ord Military base in Monterey, CA. This video provides a brief history of Fort Ord and an introduction to the upcoming charrette process through which the Regional Urban Design Guidelines will be developed.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

San Marcos Says New Code Draft on the Right Track

The DKP team is back from a charrette in San Marcos, Texas. DKP leads a multi-disciplinary team to create a Unified Development Ordinance and system of pre-approved plans for urban extension and compact urbanism. New development will be channeled away from the aquifer that feeds San Marcos’s crystal clear river. Over 350 people attended the charrette and provided their input. By far the majority of work-in-progress attendees agreed that the code was headed in the right direction.

Here’s an article about the project