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The outputs

Large scale urban design delivers across spatial scales: from an inspiring expression of the story of change, down to the standards and tools to guide masterplans and proposals.

Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project, Seoul, South Korea

Cheonggyecheon Restoration Project, Seoul, South Korea: a city-wide effort to revitalise a river and connect the city centre with an ecological conservation area outside the city.
© Nepal Asatthawasi

At the end of the large scale urban design process, the people involve will have an inspiring story of change backed by a database, analysis, proposals and principles. Those involved will have:

  • an overarching ‘story of change’ – a clear description of the transformation to be brought about by a package of interventions and investments in the built and natural fabric of the wider area, based on its identity and potential.
  • a creative and inspiring visual expression of this ‘story of change’ that can be communicated easily to a wide range of interest groups
  • a database of quantitative and qualitative information which can be analysed spatially, and through multi-layered analysis. This allows a whole range of issues to be considered together, to identify conflicts, synergies and priorities, develop effective proposals and coordinate their delivery
  • a distillation of this analysis into key areas of interest which need to be addressed at this scale or which require greater coordination
  • an agreed set of proposals which define the type and location of priority projects under key themes, including specific sites and design briefs for those sites
  • a set of design and sustainability principles, standards and tools to guide masterplans and more detailed urban design and building proposals.

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