Raleigh Urban Design Center
The Raleigh Urban Design Center is a team of urban designers and planners who envision and design solutions that create a better built environment for the City of Raleigh. By engaging and leading the people of Raleigh in deliberate, targeted design discussions, we build consensus around innovative solutions that encourage all people to be active in shaping the physical form of their community.
Blount Street Mural Call for Artists
In partnership with the City of Raleigh and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Shaw University is seeking proposals to transform the blank walls on Blount Street into public art that engages the community as part of the Blount Street-Person Street Corridor Study.
For more information and how to submit your art, see the Call for Artists web page.
Center for the discussion and testing of design and planning theories and the impact they have on the urbanization of the City. We engage in thoughtful discussion with the community, and collaborate with partners to pursue new and innovative forms of urban intervention.
- Current Lectures (Archived: Education Forums)
- YouTube Playlist
- Sir Walter Raleigh Awards
- NCSU Urban Design Conference
We provide in-house resources that design solutions to specific projects that have significant impact on the quality of the public realm. We plan and build at multiple scales in collaboration with internal partners.
- Capital Boulevard Corridor Study
- Blount Person Corridor Study
- Six Forks Corridor Study
- New Bern Corridor Study
- Southern Gateway Corridor Study
- Cameron Village - Hillsborough Street Small Area Plans
- Jones Franklin Area Study
- Blue Ridge Road District Study
- West Morgan Area Study
- Raleigh Cary Rail Crossing Study (RCRX)
- Downtown Plan (Archived Plan: Livable Streets)
- Union Station
- Moore Square Design & Implementation
- Streetscape Master Plan
We use design thinking and best practices research to develop policies and regulations for how the City and private development projects are conceived, designed, reviewed, and approved. We also create and support a diverse and thriving public realm.