Design And Planning
What is urban design?
Urban design is the process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns and villages. It is the art of making places. It involves the design of buildings, groups of buildings, spaces and landscapes, and establishing the processes that make successful development possible.
What is the value of urban design?
Good design can bring very specific economic benefits by opening up development investment and regeneration opportunities. Buildings, streets and spaces that are well designed can provide a nice environment by creating places that are walkable, accessible and safe with a vibrant mix of uses that can lead to stronger communities. Good design also can create more energy efficient and less polluting development.