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Thursday, October 3 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Restoring a Sense of Place with Place Types: A Character-Oriented Land Use Approach FILLING

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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency has adopted an Area Plan framework, which overhauls traditional land use with a palette of "Place Types" for the City and County. Place Types are based on the fundamental principle that people do not relate to "uses" they relate to places that are defined by a unique combination of uses, form, scale, green spaces and transportation amenities. Place Types provide a more complete representation of the urban, suburban and rural communities that defines "home" for the citizens of our region.

An introductory overview of the tool will provide lessons learned from the RPA in creating a usable palette of Place Types, as well as some of the direct applications of the tool. A variety of community engagement strategies that enable the paradigm shift from understanding future land use as a collection of vague descriptions, to the identification of unique Places will be highlighted. Following the introduction, hands-on learning exercises will provide the participant with the opportunity to apply the Place Types tool to real-world scenarios. Exercises will focus on building an archetypal Place Type with attention to the development form and pattern parameters, as well as integrating a mixture of uses and transitions to adjacent Place Types.

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John Bridger

Executive Director, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency
John has lived in the Chattanooga area for over 20 years. During John’s early years with the Agency, he helped to craft Chattanooga’s first landscape ordinance and directed the Agency’s area planning efforts that included the Hamilton Place Community Plan and the Hixson-North... Read More →
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Karen Hundt

Division Director, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency
Karen Hundt is a Planner and Urban Designer who has been involved in Chattanooga’s dramatic turn-around since the early 1990’s. She has contributed to the downtown Form-Based Code, visioning workshops, Riverwalk planning, downtown plans, streetscape designs, wayfinding signage... Read More →
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Pamela Glaser

Principal Planner, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency
As a principal planner, Pam has over 20 years of experience with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency. Most recent projects include creating Area Plans for both suburban and urban communities with a place-based approach to developing land use policy a key focus... Read More →
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Sarah Cook

Senior Planner, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency
From the Northwest to the Southeast, Sarah studied Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Oregon before joining the City of Chattanooga staff in 2015. Sarah considers herself fortunate to have learned from and participated in the development of two beautiful... Read More →
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Eric Matravers

Senior Planner, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency
Eric previously interned at planning agencies in Knoxville, TN and Louisville, KY, and earned a Master of Urban Planning at the University of Louisville in 2018. He and other graduate students focused on planning a green space network with an urban neighborhood’s youth, as part... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
The Edney, Floor Five, Accelerator Space