Rethinking the Edge City of Leander


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Leander, Texas faces sustainability challenges associated with an increased
demand for suitable urban housing and community amenities. Population
growth and demographic change will impact Leander’s physical landscape
and give new identity to the concept of density within the city. In this
course, students explored Leander’s increasingly urban landscape in an
effort to construct a new set of flexible and individualized design models
that guide current and future growth. In doing so, they investigated the
relationship between spatial and technical urbanism, physical orders
established by urban and landscape systems, and strategies for producing
new urban landscapes. By considering Leander’s current and future
context, the studio developed a series of urban design scenarios that
respond to the community’s changing structure.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Texas CityLab Contact Info

University Faculty Contact
Dean Almy
Urban Design

Local Government / Community Contact
Tom Yantis

Assistant City Manager of Leander

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