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Center for Urban and Community Design (CUCD) Archives

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Haiti Initiative

Neighborhood Vision Plan: Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove

Design Build Studios: West Coconut Grove

Neighborhood Planning Studies: Coconut Grove

Neighborhood Planning Studies: Buena Vista East Historic District & Buena Vista Heights

South Miami Heights Neighborhood Design Study



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Center for Urban and Community Design (CUCD) Archives | University of Miami School of Architecture

By Gilda Santana

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Collection Overview

Title: Center for Urban and Community Design (CUCD) ArchivesAdd to your cart.

ID: ARC4000

Creator: Chao, Sonia R.

Extent: 0.0

Arrangement:

Charrette reports are housed in binders on shelves.

CDs and DVDs are stored in boxes.

All other documents are geographically arranged in flat file drawers.

Formats/Genres: Architectural drawings, Photographs

Abstract

The Center for Urban and Community Design (CUCD) fosters a collaborative interdisciplinary approach that supports the preservation, retro-fitting and/or creation of environmentally responsible, sustainable communities and buildings. The CUCD archives consist of master plans, maps, original drawings, blueprints, photographs, CDs and DVDs, and charrette reports documenting local and international outreach projects in South Florida include the areas of Coconut Grove, Overtown, South Miami Heights, Haiti, Hialeah, East Little Havana, the City of Miami, Naranja, and the Dominican Republic.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection contains architectural drawings, photographs, reports.

Biographical Note

Director, Center for Urban & Community Design and Research Assistant Professor

Subject/Index Terms

Cities and towns
City planning
Hialeah (Fla.)
Little Havana (Miami, Fla.)
Overtown (Miami, Fla.)


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[Series 1: Haiti Initiative, 2013 to present],
[Series 2: Neighborhood Vision Plan: Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, 2002-present],
[Series 3: Design Build Studios: West Coconut Grove, 2002-2005],
[Series 4: Neighborhood Planning Studies: Coconut Grove, 2002],
[Series 5: Neighborhood Planning Studies: Buena Vista East Historic District & Buena Vista Heights, 2003-2004],
[Item 1: South Miami Heights Neighborhood Design Study, 1995],
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Series 1: Haiti Initiative, 2013 to presentAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Neighborhood Vision Plan: Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, 2002-presentAdd to your cart.
The Grand Avenue Vision Plan and Master Plan which were spearheaded Samina Quareshi, Luce Professor in Family and Community, with the participation of several University departments, promotes the social, economic and physical renaissance of the West Grove neighborhood.  UM students, majoring in a variety of academic disciplines including architecture, history and communications, captured the history and the spirit of the community by creating oral histories, photographs, cultural maps and architectural drawings of the people and places of West Grove.  Their initial work was showcased in an original video documentary that was shown at a community block party in May of 2002.
Series 3: Design Build Studios: West Coconut Grove, 2002-2005Add to your cart.
The success of the CUCD work on the Grand Avenue Plan convinced the City of Miami to offer vacant lots for the development of affordable housing.  In 2002, a group of architecture students were assigned to produce three new designs for affordable homes on the targeted lots.  The assignment was to reinterpret precedents for southern US homes to accommodate a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1300 square foot program for two infill sites.  The students arrived at three model house types, updated forms of which might provide the basis for new residences inthe area: the bungalow, the dogtrot, and the conch house.  These were further intended to reflect historical building types in the neighborhood.  Students completed the experience by collaborating in the consstruction fo the homes under the supervision of local developer, Wind & Rain.  The US Department of Housingand Urban Development (HUD) funded the construction of the affordable homes.
Series 4: Neighborhood Planning Studies: Coconut Grove, 2002Add to your cart.
The City of Miami commissioned the Center for Urban & Community Design to document the historic neighborhoods of Coconut Grove, first settle by 'northeasterners' and by Bahamians in 1873.  A series of drawings were created to illustrate the most salient aspects of the built and natural inheritance of the neighborhoods as well as the characteristics of its original residents.  Additional drawings were made to evidence its architectural herigtage, the transformation of the neighborhood and its potential for sustainable growth and the preservation of its historic fabric.
Series 5: Neighborhood Planning Studies: Buena Vista East Historic District & Buena Vista Heights, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
The intent of the first study was to improve the infrastructure, character, and livability of the Buena Vista Historic District and neighborhood and to suggest methods for the preservation of its historic and cultural assets. The City of Miami Planning and Zoning Department was asked by the City Commission to conduct a charrette to address those issues and the CUCD was commissioned to lead the process and produce a report.  Subsequently, the adjacent Buena Vista Heights neighborhood approached the CUCD and requested a study.  Following a second charrette, a separate report, with the complementary recommendations that incorporated the differing needs of the neighborhood, was submitted to the residents and local government for their implementation.
Item 1: South Miami Heights Neighborhood Design Study, 1995Add to your cart.
Report (copy) in ring binder, with explanatory note from Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk to Leonor Pol.



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