Urban Design Guidelines

Do urban design guidelines help or hinder growing cities?

“If guidelines spell out a code of behavior that new buildings must meet, that’s a start. If they clear the way for architects to do their best possible work in our city, that’s even better.”
John King
from San Francisco Chronicle, 2016.12.03

Exploring urban design guidelines

What do we know about urban design? How do urban design guidelines contribute to our creative interests? How do they militate against our creative interests? How could guidelines contribute? What kinds of guidelines militate against our creative interests? What kinds of guidelines contribute?

Exploring our creative interests

What are our creative interests? Connectedness, safety, neighbourliness, creating community, caring about community, contributing to community, sustainability, economy, diversity, opportunities to experience community, opportunities to contribute to creating community.