East Lansing’s recent urban planning and design efforts reflect a broader shift away from sprawl and the strict separation of different uses. Instead, current zoning and development initiatives emphasize framing public space; fostering a mixture of different uses at different times; and concentrating activity and development in urban areas. MSU recently completed infill and densification projects along East Grand River Avenue, including the Broad MSU, with the aim of activating the edge between campus and city. The proposal expands these efforts, with each infill building intended to increase the density and connectivity of existing community activities.
Exhibition photographs: Aaron Word