VERMONT DESIGN INSTITUTE
sustainable community development and problem-solving through holistic design and planning
PDF files open in new window.
- Vermont Design Quarterly; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Fall 2002)
- Vermont Design Quarterly; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 2001)
- Vermont Design Quarterly; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 2000)
- Vermont Design Quarterly; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 1999)
- Vermont Design Quarterly; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 1999)
- Vermont Design Quarlterly; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1999)
- Vermont Design Quarterly; Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 1998)
Vermont Design Institute (VDI) offers a publication entitled Groundswell. It is a 24 page large-format graphic publication focused on community planning and design. Contents include descriptions of design tools for community building, visioning, design charrettes, design review districts, open-space planning, and discussion on defining types of space, principles of sustainability, design vocabulary and geometry. It is both a how-to manual and an inspirational piece.
Vermont Design Institute is a non-profit design collaborative registered with the State of Vermont. Our mission is to promote community problem-solving through more holistic design and planning. We have been in existence for eight years providing community design help to rural towns, offering design conferences and workshops, and producing the VDQ newsletter.
The focus of VDI work, and this Groundswell publication, is on understanding, enhancing, preserving, and healing the built-environment as well as the natural envelope in which we live. Our goal is to help develop more sustainable and ecologically-based patterns of place-making through our work, as well as inspiring others in this venture by means of our publication.
PDF file opens in new window.