Good Urban Design from New Zealand

January 25, 2011 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

From 8-80 Cities:

The Value of Urban Design – published by the Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand

The Value of Urban Design aims to establish whether there is a persuasive case for urban design – the design of the buildings, places, spaces, and networks (both public and private) that make up our towns and cities, and the ways in which people use them. Is there a value to be gained through good urban design? What kinds of value does it offer, and how can New Zealand’s towns and cities benefit?

The Value of Urban Design examines international evidence relating to eight core elements of urban design: connectivity, density, mixed-use, adaptability, high-quality of public realm, integrated decision-making, user participation.

Read the article here.

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