Title: University Park at MIT Urban Design Guidelines

Author: N.A.

Date: 1987




Public Domain. Available online


Sample pages (8, 12, 18)

Description: This is a set of urban design guidelines for an area of university campus development.

Assessment: The guidelines focus on quality of street and public squares within the development. It covers site design, lighting, paver, plant design and specification, building massing and some architectural design. The document is sensitive to neighboring context and to pedestrian scale. This is a decent, concise set of guidelines. The details should be fleshed out more, and some of the explanation excised, to turn it into a code.