neighbourhood planning

Urban Design Lessons 2014: Housing Layout and Neighbourhood Quality

Lessons learnt from 100 design proposals and financial data submitted for the DPP2 panel procurement. The report shows that good urban design does not have to cost more and can have many benefits. Key urban design principles are illustrated by layout examples, demonstrating good practice and areas for consideration. The lessons may inform future design proposals, assist in the assessment of bids and improve the quality of housing-led developments.