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Urban Design Compendium


The vision is an amalgamation of hard physical and financial facts and a series of aspirations. It should clearly state:

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St. James Road Urban Village, Gateshead: defining the vision for the future regeneration of a 50 hectare site.
  • This is what we want
  • This is how we will get there
  • This is who needs to be included and take responsibility
  • This is where the money comes from
  • This is who will champion the vision
  • These are the mechanisms for delivery

The contextual analysis is a springboard for shaping a vision as to what can be achieved. The case studies on this site provide evidence that value can be created in problem areas and constraints overcome when aspirations are coupled with effective delivery mechanisms

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