Practice: urban design - Currently no debate

Definition:

An aspect of urban or suburban planning that focuses on creating a desirable environment in which to live, work and play. Design analysis includes the relationship between buildings, streets, land use, open space, circulation, height, natural features and human activity. A well designed urban or suburban environment demonstrates the four generally accepted principles of urban design:
1. clearly identifiable function for the area;
2. easily understood order;
3. distinctive identity;and
4. visual appeal.
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Architecture


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