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Urban Design Compendium

Urban Design Principles (UDC1)

These pages contain guidance on the principles of urban design. Based on the Urban Design Compendium (prepared for Homes and Communities Agency formerly English Partnerships and the Housing Corporation by Llewelyn-Davies) the purpose is to help equip all those involved in the delivery of places with guidance on achieving and assessing the quality of urban design in developing and restoring urban areas.

It is intended that the guidance be used by anyone to improve the quality of the places being delivered, from local residents and businesses who want to improve their areas to local authority planners, house builders, urban designers and architects.

To download UDC1 in PDF form please go to PDF Downloads - UDC1

Note: The third edition was updated by the HCA with studio|REAL (Roger Evans Associates Ltd) in 2013