Pocket Neighborhood Design & Management

Academic Year 
2016-2017
College/Department 
College of Engineering - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created the design and mangement of a pocket neighborhood for the East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA).

Pocket neighborhoods are small, planned, residential communities featuring community-building amenities in common space, such as an outdoor grilling area, common garden, and edible landscaping.  Civil & Environmental Engineering create students designed a pocket neighborhood for a particular site, including manamgent needs and cost estimates.  The design includes small single-family homes, amenities, sidewalks, on-site stormwater management, and more.  ECIA will use the design as a benchmark for working with communities in their region on the development of pocket neighborhoods that provide unique and affordable housing options that appeal to new families and residents.