Building an Urban Design Website

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The project’s goal is to build an interactive website in the form of a Content Management System (CMS) that would engage the interest of the public and stakeholders in Ellicott City. The architecture students of UMD, under the umbrella of the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), came up with design proposals and illustrations for the redevelopment of Ellicott City in Howard County and wish to publicize it on an online platform rather than having a conventional report. The students, led by their studio professors, have also collected research on urban design theories and techniques in the context of Ellicott City. If designed, taking into consideration all the requirements, the website will also address the historic city’s issues in relation to transit, urban revitalization, and site flooding etc. The project also includes organization of the documentation provided by the students and its incorporation into the website. The final deliverable of the project will be a website which accomplishes the above-mentioned goals. This document gives an overview of the project requirements for this project which is a part of INFM 737 Capstone Experience at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland. URL:


Final project for INFM737: Information Management Capstone (Spring 2016). University of Maryland, College Park.