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Urban Planning for Social Equity

Urban Planning for Social Equity By: Steve Noto & Patrick Murray Much like the New Urbanism push that has occurred over the last 25 years, designing communities for social equity has seen urban planning return to its original intentions from before the post-World War II suburban boom: building communities for all. One could strongly argue... Read Full Post

Community Engagement and Resilient Landscape Design: Critical Paths for a New Luxury Condo Project

Rendering images courtesy of D’Antonio International. As cities and towns grow and change, so do their buildings. One trend that has emerged in recent years is the conversion of hotels into condos. This process involves reinventing buildings into residential units, often with modern amenities and design features. This has been the case for the locally... Read Full Post

Working to make affordable housing a reality in Phoenix and beyond

Affordable housing is a prevalent topic in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout the country. According to rentcafe.com, the average monthly rent for an apartment in Phoenix is $1,590. The population explosion, which doesn’t appear to be slowing, will only contribute to rising housing costs and the lack of affordable housing options. In response to this, the... Read Full Post

RVi helps design historic mixed-income housing in Orlando’s tourism corridor

Affordable housing is one of Greater Orlando’s most significant challenges, and RVi has been able to contribute landscape architecture design over the past year on what will be the largest mixed-income multifamily development in Orange County, Florida. Altamonte Springs-based affordable housing developer Wendover Housing Partners was chosen through a competitive RFP process in early 2021 by Universal... Read Full Post