Ag City & Palm Reserve

Coding a New Paradigm for Urban Growth

Urban design proposal, 2015

client. Palm Beach County, Florida

Urban Design Studio: Coding Resilient Urbanism in South Florida​

advisors. Fadi Massaud, Alan Berger, Adele Naude-Santos

team. David Vega-Barachowitz, Laura Williams, Samantha Cohen, Kristina Eldrenkamp, Waishan Qiu

At the fringe between suburban planned unit developments and the Everglades, Ag City & Palm Reserve challenges the normative paradigm of suburban development. The proposal anticipates the expansion of the city into conservation areas and creates a series of new urban codes to govern the framework of the expanding fringe. The plan offers a series of new "flux codes" that feed into a master plan for the county's future growth.