UDC Talks

Join us at the COR Museum at noon for free lecture series

Event posted Aug. 02, 2016 - 6:00 am | updated Aug 05, 2016
Art in the streets

The Raleigh Urban Design Center (UDC) invites you to join us at noon at the COR Museum,

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 for:

Placemaking through Urban Trails


Britt Storck, ASLA, PLA, CPD – Alta Planning + Design
Tom Tavella, FASLA, LEED-AP – Alta Planning + Design
Jennifer Baldwin – Alta Planning + Design

Join us to learn how communities and designers across the country are working to energize public spaces through innovative urban trail design and creative placemaking. Placemaking describes efforts that bring transportation and urban planning, sustainability, arts, ecology, and landscape architecture together to build healthier and more livable cities and neighborhoods. Case studies will exemplify both small scale interventions to large scale public destinations with insight into how they were achieved and why they were successful. Presenters will describe how design can transform key corridors in downtown Raleigh to attract vibrant energy, multi-modal use, and national visitation.


Brittain Storck, ASLA, PLA, CPD
Britt is a professional landscape architect with a background in natural resource-based recreation projects, greenway and trail design, and active community design and planning. Britt is Alta's Regional Landscape Architecture Studio Director and the firm's trail expert and NICP CPTED professional. She maintains a vast range of technical skills and project management capacity based on over eleven years in practice. Britt has managed projects across the nation and cultivated an instinctual understanding of the complexities associated with design of open spaces and public trails in all landscapes. She approaches her work with the belief that each project provides the opportunity for community to activate, transforming its health, stimulating its economy, and boosting overall quality of life of its people.

Tom Tavella, FASLA, LEED-AP
Tom Tavella, Past President of the American Society for Landscape Architects, is a national leader in landscape architecture, with over 26 years of experience in land use planning, landscape architecture, and urban design. He has a diverse portfolio of award-winning projects from across the nation. Even before LEED and sustainable design were common practice, Tom’s projects consistently embraced these philosophies and technologies. From industrial greening projects to incorporating pervious pavements, biofiltration swales and urban rain gardens, Tom has been recognized as a leader and advocate for sustainable design and planning.

Jennifer Baldwin
Jennifer is a senior transportation planner with experience managing bicycle and pedestrian programs at both the state and local level. This experience gives her a unique perspective to comprehensive master planning, public outreach, and project implementation. Her expertise includes Safe Routes to School programming, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) initiatives, as well as planning, funding, and reviewing the design of bicycle, pedestrian, greenway, roadway, and streetscape projects.

All events are free and open to the public. Registrations not required and no reservations are needed. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch to the talks.

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Education Credits:
UDCtalks will qualify for education credits via self submittal for AICP, AIA, and NCBOLA.


  • Placemaking through Urban Trails
  • Aug 17, 2016
  • Noon - 1:30 pm
  • Art as Infrastructure
  • Sep 21, 2016
  • Noon - 1:30 pm
  • Raleigh’s Historical Infrastructure
  • Oct 19, 2016
  • Noon - 1:30 pm
  • Urban Design in Raleigh
  • Nov 09, 2016
  • Noon - 1:30 pm


  • City of Raleigh Museum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

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