A. Rae Smith Urban Designer

Selected Projects (2009—2013)

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Kendall Square
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Kendall Square "Smart Blocks"

2012; Cambridge, MA

– Start Ups, Density, Zoning Alternatives, Housing Growth, Urban Open Space Planning

As urban designer / regulatory specialist with cbt architects:

Working with the forward-thinking East Cambridge Neighborhood Planning Group as urban designer for cbt architects, the intent was to use open space to link a series of disparate public spaces and assets like the Infinite Corridor and Kendall Cinema plaza.

An open space network was linked with upcoming new development projects to create via a set of strategic and collaborative interventions. Called “Smart Blocks”, their evolving design over time develops the pedestrian, connective tissues for a legible, walkable system and maintaining a thriving neighborhood for startups, MIT technologists, and health sciences way into the future.


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Kendall Square
Kendall Square
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Kendall Square
Kendall Square
Kendall Square
Kendall Square