chapter  1
10 Pages

The urban design agenda

WithMartin Crookston, Llewelyn Davies

All over the Western world, there is a rediscovery of the role and potential of cities, as the vital locations at the heart of economy and society.There are signs of change: of new confidence in cities and towns, and renewed appreciation of urban living.This is starting to provide a new context for excellent housing design and for the urban design of which it must be a part. Housing is an urban issue rather than an architectural one, to be addressed at every level of detail and at every scale.We cannot talk about housing without talking about urban design, and this chapter presents a broader urban design context to the design agenda in the second part of this book.