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The Memphis Regional Design Center (MRDC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, established May 14, 2007

MRDC Announces Spring 2014 Course Offerings

The Memphis Regional Design Center announces two educational offerings for Spring 2014 as part of its Urban Design series offered for the last 5 years. The courses are geared towards neighbors, community leaders, designers, developers, non-profits, and anyone interested in issues of urban design and development facing Memphis and the Mid-South region.

For more information or to sign up, please email: info@mrdcinfo.org. Download the flyers by clicking the images below.

Fundamentals of Urban Design

Fundamentals of Urban Design

Fundamentals of Urban Design - a 4-hour session covering the fundamental concepts of Urban Design and is geared towards community members and professionals interested in learning about urban design for the first time. Fundamentals of Urban Design will be held Saturday morning, February 22, at MAAR 6393 Poplar Avenue. Cost $60.

Urban Design 101

Urban Design 101

Urban Design 101 - 8 Weeks of Urban Design Topics - eight 2-hour discussions with local and industry leaders across a wide range of urban design topics and community issues. Held every Wednesday from February 26 through April 23 (except March 12-Spring Break) at the Memphis College of Art in Overton Park. Cost $160; $20 discount available if also signed up for Fundamentals ($200 total).

Topics include:

  • Zoning & Development Standards
  • Financial Tools & Incentives
  • The Arts and Place-making
  • Tactical Urbanism
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Complete Streets
  • Historic Preservation
  • Applying Urban Design Ideas in Your Neighborhood

Cost of the courses are $200 for both Fundamentals of Urban Design and Urban Design 101, or $60 for only Fundamentals. Interested parties can take Fundamentals now, and sign up for Part 2 in the future for the non-discounted rate ($160).

 


Midsouth Existing Greenways Map

MRDC is pleased to offer our website visitors the Mid-South Greenways Map—our Region’s first web-based interactive map of existing greenways, parks and open space facilities. This map is produced by the Mid-South Greenways Steering Committee with data provided by municipalities and parks and greenways organizations from throughout the region.

Map development and maintenance is generously supported by the Hyde Family Foundations with technical assistance provided by The University of Memphis Center for Partnerships in GIS.

You can view the Mid-South Greenways Map here at www.mrdcinfo.org using our embedded Google Earth Viewer. For greater functionality, visit https://sites.google.com/site/midsouthgreenwaysmap/google-earth-installationto learn how to install Google Earth on your computer to take full advantage of the Map.

 


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