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.
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!