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Urban Design Compendium


The feasibility of a project, both in economic and practical terms, requires an assessment of:

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Urban design studies for the Greenwich Peninsula have had to address a wide range of engineering constraints
  • Community need
  • Market supply and demand
  • Funding sources
  • Site capacity
  • Land ownership, assembly and tenure
  • Integration with surrounding context
  • Construction costs
  • Engineering constraints
  • Local planning policy context

Projects must relate to, and be appropriate for, their location and context. A highly urban solution will not be appropriate on a suburban edge-of-town site, and vice versa.

An early assessment of the factors likely to affect a project’s feasibility will form the basis for preliminary designs and testing. These will then require continual iteration and re-evaluation.

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