Public space advice
Browse our advice about planning and management for public space.
In built-up urban areas it is often difficult to create significant new green spaces. This makes thinking creatively and making the best of use of existing green areas especially important.
Tags: green infrastructure, public space, neighbourhoods
Street networks should support better bus connections and safer provision for cyclists, to encourage a shift to modes of transport other than the private car.
Tags: public space, regions and subregions, cities and towns
Green infrastructure networks can be used to reduce surface water run-off and store flood water.
Tags: green infrastructure, public space, water, regions and subregions, cities and towns, neighbourhoods
Designers, planners and managers should make public spaces more comfortable in a changing climate, for example by increasing shade and shelter.
Tags: green infrastructure, public space, neighbourhoods, buildings and spaces
Planners and designers can minimise carbon emissions by using low carbon construction materials from sustainable sources in the design of public space. think about how choice of materials and adaptation to climate change
Tags: public space, cities and towns, neighbourhoods
Parking control is often a very under-utilised tool for managing the demand for travel. An area-wide parking strategy can be used to restrict parking supply and/or increase charging levels.
Tags: public space, transport, regions and subregions, cities and towns, neighbourhoods
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