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Large scale urban design

Getting the big picture right

How do we deal with the economic, social and environmental challenges of large areas that cannot be solved through local action? This guide outlines a new approach to large scale urban design and includes our step-by-step guide to a new workshop-based process.


Select your team, gather data, analyse information and write the brief for the design phase.


Hold a series of workshops, guided by expert facilitators, to develop your spatial strategy.


Set out how the strategy will be delivered, culminating in a workshop with delivery partners.