The publication of the Green Paper on Planning has magnified the significance of urban design frameworks, development briefs and master plans. Despite general recognition that making places socially, economically and environmentally successful depends on high standards of urban design, there is less understanding of how good design can be delivered. The challenge is to influence the development process, not only on high profile sites, but wherever urban change is reshaping places.
Introduction The role of urban design guidance Types of urban design guidance When guidance is needed: size and complexity Formal status Design codes Design statements Preparing and using guidance Selected further reading Checklist for Preparing Urban Design Guidance Vision Background Policy review Site and context appraisal Feasibility appraisal Planning and design principles The development process Liability, contacts and references Appendices
City planning, Great Britain, Regional & area planning