College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Centers & Institutes > Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development > Programs > Municipal Design Review Network > MDRN Governance
Vision More effective urban planning through architectural design review Mission Statement To educate and assist municipalities and design professionals in conducting more effective design review through development of best practices and procedures with the ultimate goal of improving the design quality of individual structures and the built environment. In Principle Members believe that design review can be a valuable and effective process if conducted in an objective, fair and legal manner which respects both individual property rights and community interests. In Practice Individual architectural projects should be considered in context, regardless of architectural style, based on the proposition that economic vitality and community stability is best sustained by a coherent, physical framework.
Criteria for Advisory Committee Selection/Membership
Background a. Committed to purposes of MDRN & Chaddick. b. Experience or demonstrated interest in urban planning/design matters. c. Prior contribution or direct involvement in past MDRN programs. Commitment a. Proven ability and willingness to work on TEAM basis. b. Expectation to serve for at least an initial 1 year period with the cooperation of the Municipality, if applicable. c. Willingness to use e-mail/electronic communication promptly for regular updates. Involvement a. Regular attendance at committee meetings and events. b. Willingness to participate in sub-group activities.