2014 Conference Keynote Address

Placemaking with a Light Imprint, Thomas Low

Thomas Low is a registered architect and certified planner based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thomas has completed over 150 charrettes and has directed numerous award winning new urbanism projects. He is Director of Civic By Design with the mission to elevate the quality of the built environment. He leads the initiatives Light Imprint and Learning Cottages. Light Imprint integrates sustainability and community design. It includes the Light Imprint Handbook - a green approach to neighborhood design. Learning Cottages are small scale neighborhood schools and campuses. Thomas is also the creator of Mixopoly, a hands-on design workshop on placemaking for a healthy, sustainable built environment.