Center for Urban Design and Research
The Center for Urban Design and Research was created to provide information and resources for architects, developers, residents, business owners, planners and elected officials -- for everyone with a stake in Arlington’s future. We provide the platform for an ongoing discussion about the urban planning, development and design that will ensure Arlington remains an attractive, functional and sustainable community for generations to come.
Learn more about the principles of urban design.
Design + Review
We work with planners and developers to ensure that new development meets County standards and maintains the characteristics of existing neighborhoods. Learn more about what we do, including reviewing architecture and landscape architecture plans and developing urban design guidelines.
Events + Programs
We host a variety of events and programs to raise awareness about how urban design can impact a community. Learn more about our RoundAbouts Speaker series with industry experts and find out which buildings and spaces in our community have been honored through our DESIGNArlington awards program.