NWSI MASTER PLAN
A PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL ASSET BASED MASTER PLAN BOOK USED TO EXPLAIN INFRASTRUCTURE AND PLANNING IDEAS TO PROJECT FUNDERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
NWSI needed a plan to help them develop the SALT District into an arts and technology haven without gentrifying the current residents. So we partnered with experts from around the country to establish the planning ideas. But rather than a large comprehensive plan that elected officials and the general public would have trouble imagining we created a book that used 3D diagrams, visualizations of the proposals, and axon renderings of technical details to visually explain and personalize the strategies. The “plan” is actually a series of specific proposals both macro- (longer term, costly) and mirco- (short term, cost effective) that are implemented throughout the neighborhood as resources become available. The sum of the parts being greater than the whole.
In order to gain as much impact as possible from every dollar spent, each plan proposal leverages dually functioning systems to create infrastructure and civic improvement with a single element. We rely on this refined system of components to improve the legibility of infrastructure itself, thereby elevating productive, necessary municipal basics, like stormwater catchments and street trees, to essential elements of civic pride.
SERVICES: Urban Design, Visioning Images, Detail Images, 3D diagrams, Graphic Design, Planning
Near West Side Neighborhood Plan 2011
PROJECT CREDITS: UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research, Real Estate
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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