Harmonizing City and Nature
Spring 2016 Urban Planning Studio, Instructor: Kathy Spiegleman
In partnership with the City of Quincy, this studio sought to develop a strategy for transit-oriented development around Quincy’s underutilized T Stations, now mostly occupied by surface parking lots. The studio sought to deal with the threat of sea level rise, and accomodating the existing needs of commuters who still rely on parking at the station.
My plan “Harmonizing Nature and City” proposes to link the city to the water. First, a commercial corridor links an existing small business cluster to new high-density development near the T Station. An elevated plaza allows for seamless pedestrian access from the station to the wetland park, reinvigorated by daylighting a covered stream to the bay.