UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA ROADMAP FOR CARBON AND WATER NEUTRALITY
A bold roadmap for the University of Arizona campus to reach carbon and neutrality by 2050 -- using short, mid and longterm milestones. Created by graduate and upper level undergraduate architecture students at the UA School of Architecture under the advisement of Assistant Professor Courtney Crosson.
ONE WATER: DOWNTOWN TUCSON 2050
One Water: Downtown Tucson 2050 is a book and exhibition by students from the University of Arizona, School of Architecture; sponsored by GLHN Architects and Engineers; and supported by five community mentors from Tucson Water, Pima County Regional Flood Control, and Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation. Experience the future of downtown Tucson in 2050 where all water is a potential resource and we thrive within a sustainable supply!
TUCSON 2050: A VISION FOR A FUTURE DOWNTOWN
What will our city look like in the year 2050? This book offers a vision for Downtown Tucson as a growing, thriving, livable community in 2050 – that is also carbon and water neutral. The semester-long project was led by one professor and eleven University of Arizona Bachelor of Architecture students, sponsored by GLHN Architects and Engineers, and supported by six community mentors. Case-study research, spatial mapping, quantitative analysis, and design inquiry were used to create the three components of the book: (1) Sustainable “building-block” prototypes to answer five essential questions for the 2050 city posed by community mentors, (2) District energy, transportation water, and living infrastructure for 2050 downtown, and (3) Three sub-district (Congress, TCC, + Mercado) rendered visions.
WHERE DID THE RIVER GO?
Where Did the River Go? is a pop-up book designed for young children and old children. It chronicles the depletion of the rivers that use to perennially frame Tucson and the promising re-emergence of these rivers with the growing introduction of green infrastructure throughout the city. A map of locations, glossary of terms, and six projects with pop-up sections and renderings provide an interactive experience of green infrastructure applications to the reader. Architects and non-architects love this hopeful read of how many citizen-designers, working in aggregate, can transform our urban environment!
Over 10 copies of this book has been distributed to local libraries and educational non-profits.
Credit: ARCH 451b/510f Fall 2019 Studio Crosson
2050 DOWNTOWN TUCSON ECODISTRICT
What will downtown Tucson, Arizona look like in 2050? How can it meet ambitious growth potential while becoming a self-sufficient community in terms of energy and water? How can downtown accommodate greater development and foster a system of thriving, living infrastructure?