Emily Talen

Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP, is a professor at Arizona State University in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability. Visiting Professorships include MIT as well as the University of Chicago. Her research is devoted to urban design, sustainable urbanism, and social equity. She has four books: New Urbanism and American Planning: The Conflict of Cultures; Design for Diversity; Urban Design Reclaimed; and City Rules. She edited the 2nd edition of the Charter of the New Urbanism, as well as Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents (with Andres Duany). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2014-15), and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Support for her research has come from artistic agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as science foundations, including 3 grants from the US National Science Foundation. She holds a PhD in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This eight course series explores essential urban design concepts through free, open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process. The first...

72 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES
Urban Design for Planners 2: Neighborhoods and Transects

Neighborhoods are the building blocks of the urban pattern. A transect considers patterns of urban intensity, ranging from rural to urban. In this course, learn how to delineate a set of neighborhoods and...

81 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES
Urban Design for Planners 3: Connectivity and Design Interventions

This course focuses on connectivity on corridors of various types—from major thoroughfares to pedestrian paths. Learn how to find strategic areas where design interventions to improve connectivity will have...

86 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES
Urban Design for Planners 4: Neighborhood Centers

Neighborhood centers provide a common, centrally located destination for residents. In this course, learn how to suggest design improvements to enhance neighborhood centers.

90 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES
Urban Design for Planners 5: Neighborhood Edges

This course will show you how to identify the edges in a neighborhood. You'll also learn how to propose design interventions to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of edges.

 

91 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES
Urban Design for Planners 6: Mix and Diversity

Planners often argue that neighborhoods should be socially and economically diverse—mixed in income, mixed in use, and actively supportive of places that commingle people of different races, ethnicities,...

58 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES
Urban Design for Planners 7: Proximity and Density

This course will explore two related concepts: proximity and density. Design can help enhance proximities among people, goods, and services. Density, if designed well, can be a community asset by increasing...

89 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES
Urban Design for Planners 8: Parking and Traffic

The final course in the Urban Design for Planners series addresses the automobile as part of the urban fabric. The storage of cars and high levels of congestion can be very detrimental to neighborhoods, but...

91 min AICP CM, CNU-A, LA CES