During the Winter 2010-2011 trimester, the ARCH 4020 / Urbanism Studio worked in collaboration with AARP exploring the urban design concept of Complete Streets. Complete Streets was a set of public policies and design strategies directed at ensuring that the public space formed by roadways, streets and sidewalks are designed with all users in mind - including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
The studio focused on Domenech Avenue in Hato Rey as a case study with which to explore Complete Streets design strategies. Each student produced a redevelopment plan for the avenue studied at a variety of scales from the larger scale of the district, to the neighborhood scale, and all the way to the more detailed scale of street sections and intersections. Design strategies were broadened to include collective parking strategies, new infill housing, as well as the creation of new public spaces along with the revitalization of Parque Baldrich.