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david walters

david walters

Charlotte, North Carolina USA

David Walters is an architect, urban designer, town planner and a tenured full professor at UNC-Charlotte. Originally from England, Walters qualified as an architect in 1972 with degrees from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Walters taught at Plymouth Polytechnic (now Plymouth University) and practiced in England where he won awards for housing and urban design. In 1983 he moved to the USA, teaching and practicing in Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma before joining the Charlotte faculty in 1990.

Walters directs the UNC-Charlotte School of Architecture's Master of Urban Design Program and is the author of three books: "Design First: Design-based Planning for Communities," co-written with his wife, Linda Brown; "Designing Community: Charrettes, Masterplans and Form-based Codes"; and "The Future Office," with Chris Grech.

Walters is also a senior urban designer with the Lawrence Group, a firm of architects and town planners, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, and w

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