Urbanism for us does not always equate to the large scale, nor is its influence limited to our major megalopolises.  It is more about the convergence of interdisciplinary concepts that activate our cities. Collaborative in nature, urban design draws from architecture and landscape to create open-ended frameworks that further the social life of our cities.  And it is through the important intersection of ecology and democracy where urban thinking can pose solutions to current issues of ecology, justice, and socio-cultural advancement.