CoLab 2017 Lecture…

Liveable Cities by Urbed:

  • They are a small practice specialising in urban design
  • Going back into the city centre. They used to want to go to the countryside but now it is the opposite.
  • Urban building blocks
    • Streets, ratio of public space to streets in different places
    • Public secondary and minor streets that pedestrians street only
  • Street hierarchies
    • Heights
  • Quality of space in cities
  • Identity
  • Critical mass
  • Mix of uses
    • Successful cities have a variety of uses
  • Microclimate
    • Free download free for students

Jan Gehl, Urbanist:

  • Life between buildings book
  • Public space, public life book

*Protection, comfort and daylight*


I learnt a few things about how cities developed and how houses and public spaces are designed into these spaces. I found it interesting to see developments of cities such as Manchester.

Landscape version of dezeen:



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