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AIA study on well-designed transportation projects

The American Institute of Architects has released research on key design strategies that can be crucial in determining whether a transportation project will benefit its community.

  • Employing an integrated design process through which planners, designers, transportation officials, and builders develop a unified plan
  • Including all community stakeholders from the outset
  • Using three- and four-dimensional images and graphics to increase citizen involvement, understanding, and buy-in
  • Creating human-scaled structures and spaces that make busy transportation hubs more manageable
  • Using easily legible signs and directions that make complicated multimodal systems easier and safer to navigate
  • Designing projects to be both durable and adaptable to new transportation modes and community needs

Read the report

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