Julie Campoli is an urban designer and author who writes about urban form and the changing landscape. She combines a planner’s perspective with a designer’s sensibility to illustrate the built environment and the processes that shape it. She is the author of Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, co-author of Visualizing Density, and Above and Beyond: Visualizing Change in Small Towns and Rural Areas.
Julie has developed innovative graphic techniques to help people understand the relationship between design concepts and actual urban environments. Her most recent book, Made for Walking, uses hundreds of photographs, montages, maps and diagrams of North American neighborhoods to illustrate the types of urban form that make sustainable transportation possible. She writes, conducts workshops, and lectures throughout the country on the topics of walkability, density, housing, gentrification/displacement, and sustainable transportation.
Her Burlington-based practice, Terra Firma Urban Design, specializes in town design, land use analysis and site planning for affordable housing, emphasizing the infilling of existing neighborhoods. As a consultant to Vermont non-profits, state agencies, and municipalities, she helps steer development toward a more efficient and contextual pattern. Julie is a Sustainable Transportation Fellow at the University of Vermont’s Center for Research on Vermont.