The vision of John Moynahan UDP is to create better cities. We aspire to create places that are lively, safe, sustainable, healthy and diverse—and thereby improve people’s quality of life. We create three-dimensional urban space with an understanding of the role building form and streetscape character plays in the creation of human-scale and environmentally aware communities. We believe that the human scale must be included in the planning process and well looked after…that our cities should be inviting, and open up to include people, having humane and efficient scale and operations.
What We Do for All Places
Illustration of urban design features; from overall plan diagrams to perspective renderings of specific locations in a plan. These images easily communicate complex ideas to a varied audience.
Show how analysis of existing conditions leads to the formation of sound development objectives.
Clearly identify alternate solutions to conventional development patterns.
Provide pragmatic planning that is coupled to the area’s economic and environmental condition.
Provide appropriate changes to development regulations ranging from existing code modification to replacement by Smart Code.
Detailed urban design at the scale of the building, block, street, hamlet, and neighborhood.
Participatory process: The facilitation of project design and implementation through the multi-day public charrette process as outlined by the National Charrette Institute (NCI).
Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
Development that is sensitive to its environment and watershed by utilizing appropriate stormwater practices.
Development that is sensitive to the area’s cultural and built history, as well as realistic to market.
Calthorpe Associates, Berkeley, California
April Philips Landscape Works, Sausalito, California
Planning Collaborative, Oakland, California
Design Collective, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland
Allen & Rocks, Mclean, Virginia
Town Of Denton, Maryland
Rettew Associates, Inc. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Seth Harry and Associates, Woodbine, Maryland
Renaissance Planning Group, Tampa and Orlando, Florida
Healy Studio, Centerville, Maryland
Elm Street Development, Mclean, Virginia
Town Planning & Design Associates, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
TND Planning Group, Baltimore, Maryland
180 Design Studio, Kansas City, Missouri
Peter Johnston & Associates, Easton, Maryland
Ravi Waldon Studio
H.W. Lochner, Inc.
¨ American Planning Association, National Capital Area Chapter,Award of Excellence,MNCPPC-Montgomery County, Metro Station Concept Plans: Shady Grove & Twinbrook Charrettes, 2001
¨ AIA, Maryland Society, Commendation Award for Architectural Excellence, Historic East Baltimore, 2001
¨ American Society of Landscape Architects, Certificate of Merit
¨ Best Environment Award, Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Australia, 1999
New Urban News
The New City, by Peter Calthorpe
Congress for the New Urbanism
American Planning Association
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