Since 1996, the Yale Urban Design Workshop has collaborated with New Haven’s Dwight neighborhood community on a range of planning, design, and equity issues, developing community-based plans in 1996 and 2008, and designs for specific new community facilities, including schools, retail, and affordable housing.
DesignCase Lindholmen was an initiative undertaken by Fusion Point in collaboration with the Yale Urban Design Workshop with the goal of modeling best practices in the development of design concepts and processes for sustainable, resilient, and inclusive urban design. The next phase of development of the Lindholmen area of Gothenburg was taken as a case study, although one important goal of the exercise was to consider any particular site at scales ranging from the building, to public open space and infrastructure, to the entire River City development zone, to the City and its region.
The Thames River Heritage Park Plan, prepared by the Yale Urban Design Workshop in 2015, presents a new, innovative, streamlined strategy to establish Connecticut’s first state heritage park. Now being developed in the Thames River estuary, the park was first envisioned by planners more than 50 years ago to celebrate the rich historical and contemporary engagement between Groton, New London and the Thames River. Today plans for the park are moving forward with community support and enthusiasm, and with the YUDW plan providing the blueprint.