Three levels of urban design were considered: (1) city form, the physical organization of the city, including the pattern of city development and corridors used for transportation systems; (2) transportation architecture, defined as the physical appearance and qualities of open or closed public spaces or buildings which include transportation facilities; and (3) human factors, the design for pedestrian/rider comfort, social contact and the stimulation of the senses by light, noise, temperature and visibility. Five cities were used as case studies for the purpose of determining the urban guideline design. They were: Denver, Colorado; Dallas, Texas; Altanta, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Seattle, Washington. The urban design work program in each of the cities included an evaluation of existing physical development including buildings, street rights-of-way, open spaces, and walkways. A reconnaissance survey of the five cities was made in order to provide a data base from which to proceed. A major part of the survey included communication with the members of the communities at all levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

    1 Rush Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00261362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Trd-44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM