City Explorer

The City Explorer Series attempts to utilize personal observations of urban environments outside of Louisville to identify features, programs, and other elements of the built environment that are not only worth noting, but may help spark ideas for how our community could learn from others and improve our own quality of place.

City Explorer: Medellin

cityexplorermedellincoverThis edition of City Explorer focuses on a four-day trip to Medellin, Columbia, during March of 2013. As with other City Explorer booklets, this issue utilizes some observations of the built environment and attempts to find some possible takeaways for Louisville. These observations are meant as a starting point for discussion and not as a final report.

Click here to download the report: City Explorer: Medellin PDF (9.6 MB)

 

City Explorer: Philadelphia

cityexplorerphillycoverThis edition of City Explorer focuses on a six-day trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during April of 2013. As with other City Explorer booklets, this issue utilizes some observations of the built environment and attempts to find some possible takeaways for Louisville. These observations are meant as a starting point for discussion and not as a final report.

Click here to download the report: City Explorer: Philadelphia PDF (4.3 MB)

 

City Explorer: Bogota

cityexplorerbogotacoverThis edition of City Explorer focuses on a four-day trip to Bogota, Columbia, during March of 2013. As with other City Explorer booklets, this issue utilizes some observations of the built environment and describes some possible takeaways for Louisville. These observations are meant as a starting point for discussion and not as some final report.

Click here to download the report: City Explorer: Bogota PDF (5.9 MB)

 

City Explorer: Austin

cityexploreraustincoverThis edition of City Explorer focuses on a five-day trip to Austin, Texas, during February 2013. As with other City Explorer booklets, this issue utilizes some observations of the built environment and describes some possible takeaways for Louisville. These observations are meant as a starting point for discussion and not as some final report.

Click here to download the report: City Explorer: Austin PDF (1.8 MB)

 

City Explorer: Champaign-Urbana

cityexplorercucoverThis edition of City Explorer takes a look at Champaign-Urbana in Illinois during two trips in November and December. As with other City Explorer booklets, this issue focuses on some observations of interesting aspects of the built environment in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois.

Click here to download the report: City Explorer: Champaign-Urbana PDF (1.4 MB)

 

City Explorer: San Juan

cityexplorersanjuancoverThis edition of City Explorer recounts a week-long trip during December of 2012 to San Juan, Puerto Rico, primarily focusing on Old San Juan. The trip was part of the Urban Land Institute's Daniel Rose Fellowship program looking at different aspects of San Juan from historic preservation and government to transit and tourism. Every city has something that Louisville can learn from as far as its built environment is concerned and some of these features are explored in the following document.

Click here to download the report: City Explorer: San Juan PDF (2.3MB)

 

City Explorer: Denver

cityexplorerdenvercoverThis edition of City Explorer reflects on a week-long trip during the fall of 2012 to Denver, primarily focusing on the area of town known as LoDo or Lower Downtown. There are a number of great examples of ways that Louisville can learn from Denver's built environment including their use of balconies, bicycle infrastructure, lighting, modern residential, parking garages, public art, transit, urban parks, vibrant streetscapes, waterways and trails, and wayfinding systems.

Click here to download the report: City Explorer: Denver PDF (2.5MB)