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Urban Design Compendium

Case Studies - Integrated Design

Good urban design should be sustainable design. The success of a place is about how it works, not just how it looks. To deliver places that will be successful and sustainable in the long term requires an integrated approach at the design stage. Urban design can bring together solutions to wide-ranging issues, such as environmental performance, use of resources, stability of communities and economic viability. To achieve this consideration should be given to:

  • Operation and functioning of the design team
  • Implications of energy requirements on urban form
  • Making places work better – improving viability and sustainability through having appropriate uses, densities and building in flexibility

Case Study 024 - Empowering people to create sustainable communities - Isle of Eigg

Case Study 025 - Taking an integrated approach - Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm, Sweden

Case Study 026 - Using Resources Efficiently - Hamburg Hafen City, Germany

Case Study 027 - Creating an exemplar sustainable community - Hanham Hall, South Gloucestershire

Case Study 028 - Responding to Microclimate - Bo01, Malmö, Sweden

Case Study 029 - Combining environmental standards and innovative design - Oxley Woods, Milton Keynes

Case Study 030 - Creating energy efficiency on smaller sites - Great Bow Yard, Langport, Somerset

Case Study 031 - Engaging the street with environmental design - Rowan Road, Merton

Case Study 032 - Designing a SUDS scheme - Upton, Northampton

Case Study 033 - Revitalising a mixed-use centre - Brunswick Centre, London

Case Study 034 - Revitalising a village centre - Brunswick Centre, London

Case Study 035 - Creating buildings for flexible use - Allerton Bywater Millennium Community

Case Study 036 - Mixing uses within a building - Oxo Tower Wharf, London

Case Study 037 - Creating an attractive high-density development - Fleet Street Hill, London

Case Study 038 - Achieving a high density, mixed use development - New England Quarter, Brighton

Case Study 039 - Maintaining amenity and creating high density - Accordia, Cambridge

Case Study 040 - Putting older people at the heart of sustainable neighbourhoods - The HAPPI Report

Case Study 041 - Rejuvenating a public space - The Old Market Square, Nottingham

Case Study 042 - Creating a successful civic space - Sheffield Peace Gardens and Millennium Square

Case Study 043 - Designing streets for different uses - New Road, Brighton


Other related case studies (not in the PDF document)

Case Study 116 - Creating an attractive high-density development - Chatsworth Gardens, Morecambe

Case Study 117 - Using an integrated resource management model - Dongtan New Town, Shanghai, China

Case Study 118 - Rejuvenating a public space - Trafalgar Square, London

Case Study 132 - Creating a new mixed-use neighbourhood


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