Transforming a City of Alleys into a City of Spanish-Indebted Courtyards

Timothy J. Elliott, David A. Driskill

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This paper outlines a redevelopment plan for downtown Lubbock, Texas, titled the Urban Courtyard Project, which draws upon the courtyard traditions of Spain to restructure urban alleys into a series of interconnected courtyards. In this paper, we share graduate student projects and argue for the benefits of this economically-viable, sustainable approach to urban redevelopment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1838-1844
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Engineering
StatePublished - 2016
EventWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium, WMCAUS 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 13 2016Jun 17 2016


  • economic development
  • public space
  • sustainable Urban Design
  • urban plazas
  • urban redevelopment

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