Guidance

Urban Design Compendium.

The Urban Design Compendium was originally published by English Partnerships in August 2000 to provide guidance on good urban design, becoming an internationally renowned text.

The third edition, published by the Homes and Communities Agency in 2013, is available on the National Archives website.

While no longer updated, it still provides a useful resource for built environment professionals, supported by an extensive library of case studies.

It summarises:

  • the principles of urban design
  • how the principles can be applied
  • the processes which lead to successful places
Published 1 January 2013