Shawn Massey, CCIM, SCLS

A Great Educational Opportunity!

There are still spots open for Urban Design 101 Fall 2012 Sponsored by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors The MRDC is hosting its 9th semester of Urban Design 101. Enrollment for sessions this Fall starting October 4th is now open. UD 101 will examine the transformative impact that innovative physical planning and design of the “public realm” are having upon the quality and success of urban life. The course will introduce a cross section of our region’s civic leaders – representing a mix of public, private and non-profit organizations – to the basic concepts, vocabulary, and techniques of urban design as reflected in a variety of contemporary place-making initiatives in Memphis and across the country. Urban Design 101 has been created to introduce local leaders to emerging design concepts that are guiding our nation’s most exciting neighborhood stabilization, downtown development, waterfront revitalization, new town planning, public spaces, historic revitalization, and mass transit projects. Course Structure Classes will feature multi-media presentations by local and national faculty, class discussions and small group exercises. Participants will be encouraged to connect the urban design theories, concepts, and techniques being explored in class to current design challenges and opportunities confronting our local region’s communities. Time & Location Ten consecutive Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30pm, October 4th through December 13th. Classes will be held at the Leadership Memphis offices at 363 South Main in Downtown Memphis. Costs Enrollment costs $200. Tuition for Urban Design 101 helps underwrite the course. A modest number of scholarships for those with limited incomes may become available. Please contact Chooch Pickard at for more information about the class. A syllabus for the class with a full course description can be downloaded HERE

Special thanks to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors for sponsoring this series

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