AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum Presents: Talks on Parcelization
Join AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum to hear from presenters Jonathan Konkol, AICP and Mark Thompson, AIA about an interesting and lively discussion on parcelization in urban Seattle followed by a walking tour of 23rd and Union.
The scale of the built environment is the spatial manifestation of the scale of capital. Contemporary urban morphology expresses the economic conditions that produce it. Due to of economies of scale, buildings with larger footprints erase lot lines and fill whole blocks. The result is the erosion of the diverse, granular mixture of buildings that gives urban places their distinctive character.
Urban designers are challenged to develop a different vision for the future of cities; these talks propose parcelization as a path to a more complex, adaptable and diverse urban fabric.