WWU's Urban Transition Studio to Show Presentation on Transit-Oriented Communities March 8 at City Hall

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 11:42am
Western Today staff

Western Washington University’s Urban Transition Studio will present “Transit-Oriented Communities: A Blueprint for Bellingham” at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Bellingham City Hall Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St.

The Urban Transition Studio will present their planning studio proposals for creating transit-oriented communities in six potential redevelopment locations in Bellingham; the Cordata Station, the Fairhaven Terminal, WWU South Campus, Northeast Downtown, North State Street and James Street. 

The long-term results will increase the quality of life in urban residential areas, reduce the cost of development, lessen the environmental impact of development, and reduce transportation and energy-related greenhouse-gas emissions.

This is the first in a series of university classes that examine alternatives for Bellingham’s sustainable development. Classes in the fall and spring will examine the implementation, sustainable design and environmental assessment of the six proposed areas.

WWU’s Urban Transitions Studio is a collaborative partnership between WWU, WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment’s Urban Planning Program, the City of Bellingham’s Department of Planning and Community Development, and Sustainable Connections.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this presentation, contact Nicholas Zaferatos, an associate professor of Environment Studies within WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment, at (360) 650-7660 or nicholas.zaferatos@wwu.edu.