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Aiming Higher

Delivering Quality Places builds on the guidance in Urban Design Principles to describe in more detail the processes needed to deliver quality in the built environment. Based on the Urban Design Compendium 2: Delivering Quality Places (prepared for the Homes and Communities Agency formerly English Partnerships and the Housing Corporation by a team led by Roger Evans Associates) this section looks at how the decisions made during delivery can help to support successful villages, towns and cities.

It looks at what decisions need to be taken in the delivery process to enable us to deliver places that leave a rich legacy for generations to come, such as the Georgian developments in Bath, Grainger Town, Edinburgh and Brighton.

We therefore need to ensure that the places we create are sustainable environmentally, socially and economically. This section looks at the decisions required throughout the delivery process to ensure this can be achieved. It draws from recently designed places which show evidence of this holistic thinking, such as Greenwich Millennium Village, Hammarby Sjostad and Newhall along with a range of other innovative projects.


To download this section, or the entire document in PDF form, please go to PDF Downloads - UDC2

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