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XINLIN HUANG

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PLANNING URBAN DESIGN GIS ANALYSIS XINLIN HUANG Master of City Planning & Certificate of Landscape Studies - University of Pennsylvania Email: xinlinhuang7@gmail.com Phone: 1-215-882-0712


Planning &Urban Design 1

Horsham New Town Plan

Creating a new urban center in a suburban context 3

South Broad Street Transit-Oriented Development

Designing a mixed-use urban complex at Philadelphia’s Stadium District 6

Redevelopment of I - 395‘s Northern Terminus

An urban design intervention to re-knit the fragmented city fabric 8

Mantua Neighborhood Infill Plan

Revitalizing a distressed neighborhood with strategic design and phasing scheme 10

Sector 31 Master Plan

Planning a green and walkable neighborhood in central India 12

Re-envisioning the Beijing Olympic Green

A redevelopment proposal to leverage Beijing’s Olympic investments

GIS Analysis 14

Camden City Job Distribution Analysis Camden City Green Spaces Access Analysis


Spring 2012 - Urban Design Theory & Practice

Horsham New Town Plan

Creating a new urban center in a suburban context Transforming a retired air force base into a suburban new town can be a paradoxical assignment for a student who has read about all the consequences of suburbanization. The latest housing market reports and news are indicating a renaissance of urban lifestyle. Who wouldn’t love cities’ Saturday markets, public parks, vibrant (and walkable) streets, and a taste of anonymity? Conversely, suburbs have ample play space, good educational resources and tranquility that a family would also value. Perhaps the new generation should have a choice to enjoy the virtues of both cities and the suburbs, without having to endure long hours of commute. This new town design presents a smooth collage of urban and suburban moments. Thinking beyond the site’s boundary, the project is also envisioned to be a catalyst development that would encourage sustainable and humanistic design in the regeneration of adjacent neighborhoods. Site Area: 998 acres Location: Horsham, PA Design and Graphics by Xinlin Huang 1

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Existing Condition Site Boundary Flood Plain/ Wetland Park/Habitat Single Family Houses Office/Commercial Industrial Schools/Museums

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Connecting and Preserving Habitats


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Spring 2013 - Site Planning

South Broad street Transit-Oriented Development

Designing a mixed-use urban complex at Philadelphia’s Stadium District Sitting upon a metro station and at the adjacency to three major sports stadiums, this TOD complex is designed to accommodate the visitors traveling between transportation nodes and stadiums, and to thrive upon the business opportunities that come along with their visit. Site Area: 998 acres Location: Horsham, PA Design and Graphics by Xinlin Huang

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Fall 2012 - Urban Design Studio

Restore ACCESSES

Redevelopment of I - 395‘s Northern Terminus

An urban design intervention to re-knit the fragmented city fabric The east end of Washington DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle, a watershed of social economic differences and the terminal of Interstate highway 395, needs a reknitting of physical and social tissue. In 19th century, the area around Mount Vernon Triangle was a prosperous mercantile neighborhood. After enduring suburbanization, the construction of I 395, and urban renewal, the neighborhood’s beauty and vibrancy was drained away. These historical changes set the scene for the neighborhood’s struggle when gentrification occurred in early 2000. Drastic changes in landscape and demography exposed the neighborhood’s fragmentation in urban fabric, local identity, and social connectivity - fragmentation that threads to generate spatial response to social polarization. Reknitting the fragmented urban fabric, therefore, becomes the purpose of this project. The site embodies the space of leveraging incoming investments towards better social outcomes. It is envisioned to become a new focal point, where three complementary layers of design demonstrating accessibility, localism, and social mobility converge into a catalyst for economic success as well as social equity.

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POOR Spring 2012 - Site Planning

Mantua Neighborhood Infill Plan

Revitalizing a distressed neighborhood with strategic design and phasing scheme Mantua is a small neighborhood locating in northwest Philadelphia. The lack of economic resources and public services has rendered the neighborhood in poor condition. Nevertheless, recent incoming investments, such as affordable housing projects, brought positive changes to the neighborhood. Our challenge is to select the sites for next batch of affordable housing project within Mantua, with the goal of maximizing the positive impact of the new investment. We choose to borrow the concept of Triage, a medical technique used in disaster situations where patients are sorted by the urgency of their need for care in order to maximize the number of survivors. In our design, Triage translates into three strategies: Contain the distress area, Maintain areas that have already seen investment, and Invest in areas that we believe to have best chance of succeeding if receives improvements. Site Area: 38 acres Location: Philadelphia, PA Graphics by Xinlin Huang Team: Cynthia M Dorta , Lindsey Gael, Xinlin Huang 8

PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE 39% Empty Lots & Vacant Buildings

15% Tree Cover

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BUILDING CONDITION 10% Excellent

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Vision 2032:

New, Green, and Affordable

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Community garden Existing houses

Proposed affordable housing Existing new affordable housing


Summer 2012 - Internship at EmbarQ - Mumbai Office

Sector 31 Master Plan

Planning a green and walkable neighborhood in central India For cities of the developing economies, imitating western development models while failing to recognize the lessons and controversies behind, has become a prevailing phenomenon. Naya Raipur, the new capital of India’s Chhattisgarh province, wasn’t able to be exempt from this trend. This brand new city features 33 urban sectors, each bounded by 60 meter wide streets. To a great extent, Naya Raipur’s master plan was made without the response to the city’s sustainable transport potential, ecological context, and socioeconomic changes that brought by rapid urbanization in rural area. Without proper intervention and design at the sector level, Naya Raipur might have to relive the pain caused by unsustainable urbanization schemes that many cities in the developed world are still struggling to undo. In Sector 31, there is a unique possibility to go against the city’s unsustainable development framework. The urban development team of EmbarQ was invited to design a Benchmark Community as a model for the rest of the city’s residential sectors. By emphasizing multi-modal transport, storm water management, and inclusive urbanization, this project seeks to demonstrate latest sustainable urban design techniques, and the integration of modern and traditional lifestyle. Site Area: 148.26 acres Location: Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India Team: Reejet Mathews, Neha Munguhar, Sonal Shah, Xinlin Huang Graphics by Xinlin Huang

NAYA RAIPUR CAPITAL COMPLEX

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SITE - SECTOR 31

Sector 31 Master Plan 100 M.


Land use Amenity and Community Service Mix-use with high-rise residential Low-rise Residential Green Open Space/ Storm Water Capture & Treatment Circulation

Primary Streets

Slow Traffic Streets

Foot Paths

Bike Routes


Climate-resilient Water fronts Typical Water Front: Protecting Riparian Zones Wide trail accommodates biking and walking Narrow rail allows only pedestrian access

Water - Access Sections Dry Season

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CITY

The Olympic green is a stage of Chinese culture and characters, and a platform of national and international cultural and business activities.

Make the Olympic park a green key stone for Beijing by extending the asset of Olympic Forest Park and filling the vast vacant plazas with diverse plants.

Proposed Development

Existing Condition

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Spring 2013 - City Planning Studio

Re-envisioning the Beijing Olympic Green

A redevelopment proposal to leverage Beijing’s Olympic investments The grand island of monumental structures that were designed to be the stages of the China’s “coming out party”- is a design task that would easily lead to a proposal for a new CBD, a booming economic district that takes advantage of Olympic Green’s prestigious location and long-established reputation. However, our comprehensive research of Beijing has forced us to acknowledge the fact that today’s Beijing Olympic Green still remains a theme park of past glories and successes, estranged from the city’s daily life and from its own potential of making versatile contributions. Therefore, filling the park with office towers could just be raising a new kind of homogeneity. The post – Olympic Beijing faces social, economic and environmental challenges. We believe that the Olympic Green should evolve and respond to Beijing’s issues and opportunities. Therefore, we propose an inclusive and diverse vision that would transform the Beijing Olympic Green from monotony to concerto: a (inter)national destination of tourism, education and business, a new piece of green infrastructure for the city, and an active leisure space that serves surrounding communities.

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Site Area: 663 acres Location: Beijing, China Team: Annie Bidgood, Mercedes Ha, Xinlin Huang, Rachel Watson, Leah Whiteside, Alan Yu, Cory Zimmerman, Hasan Zuhairy Graphics by Xinlin Huang


COMMUNITY Create accessible community parks and sport facilities to serve residents near the Olympic Green.

Academy of Chinese Herbs National Biome Museum District Green Research District Productive Landscape Ecological Landscape Blue + Green Infrastructure Community Open Space Sports Facilities Mixed Use Retail


Canal performance and materiality Wet Meadow

Terraced Grass Shore Line

Board Walk Extension

Terraced Concrete

Biodiversity Public Realm Storm Water Collection and Treatment 13

Bamboo Walk Upon Water Treatment Wetlands


Vacant Building Density by Street in Police Districts 402,403,404

GIS Analysis

Amount of Vacant Buildings along the Street Low

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Data Source: CamConnect Vacancy Survey Base Map: ESRI


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Camden City Job Distribution 2011

Job Count per Block

Data Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics


XINLIN HUANG

PLANNING URBAN DESIGN GIS ANALYSIS Master of City Planning & Certificate of Landscape Studies University of Pennsylvania Email: xinlinhuang7@gmail.com Phone: 1-215-882-0712

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