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Urban Design Compendium


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Hosting an Action Planning Day during the initial phase of the Brixham Harbour Regeneration Project ensured design ideas were based on a thorough appreciation of the views of local people.

A successful project must consider human as well as physical geography. This requires an understanding of the local people, in particular:

  • Local views and initiatives
  • Local history and custom
  • The views of stakeholder groups and individuals
  • Organisational or institutional arrangements
  • The policy context.

A good understanding of the local community and the social dynamics of a place can be achieved through an inclusive public participation strategy.

By involving a wide range of local interest groups and individuals in the process design can be used to negotiate trade-offs between different interest groups and secure mutually compatible solutions

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