Research and analysis

Urban design lessons: housing layout and neighbourhood quality

Lessons learnt from 100 design proposals and financial data submitted for the Delivery Partner Panel 2 procurement.

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Urban design lessons: housing layout and neighbourhood quality

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The report shows that good urban design does not have to cost more and can have many benefits. 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.

Published 1 January 2014