A guide to large scale urban design


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Inside you will find

  • Our step-by-step guide to new workshop-based processes
  • an overview of the challenges that large scale urban design tackles best
  • A guide to undertaken large scale masterplanning

This will interest

  • Local authorities
  • Town planners

Large scale urban design is about the bigger picture. It deals with the economic, social and environmental issues over large areas that cannot be solved through local action.

This guide outlines a new approach to large scale urban design. Using a mix of UK best practice, international research and workshops with academics and practitioners, CABE have examined whether there is a design approach that can work for the big picture.

Over the coming decades this will include adapting to climate change, achieving sustainable economic development in a globalised market, and redressing the balance between advantaged and disadvantaged communities.


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