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ELEMENTS OF URBAN DESIGN

Buildings
Buildings are the most pronounced elements of urban design - they shape and articulate space by forming the
streetwalls of the city. Well-designed buildings and groups of buildings work together to create a sense of place.

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Retreived 4 October 2017 from https://www.ura. Baguio City Walking Tour.html Urban Redevelopment Authority.html Public Space Great public spaces are the living room of the city . Abloom for Two Decades: The Panagbenga Flower Festival of Baguio City. local neighborhood parks. Retreived 4 October 2017 from http://www.sg/uol/urban-planning/vision/Key.com/2015/04/abloom-for-two-decades-panagbenga. 2015).org/elements. Retreived 4 October 2017 from http://gridcrosser.the place where people come together to enjoy the city and each other. (October 2011).blogspot. to small. Key Urban Design Elements. Retreived 4 October 2017 from http://urbandesign. Public spaces make high quality life in the city possible . (2016).aspx Gridcrosser.com/baguio-city-walking-tour/ ELEMENTS OF URBAN DESIGN. Public spaces range from grand central plazas and squares.they form the stage and backdrop to the drama of life. .gov.Detourist. (April 19. M.ambot- ah.

Streets Streets are the connections between spaces and places. and character of the buildings that line them. intimate pedestrian streets. Streets range from grand avenues to small. They are defined by their physical dimension and character as well as the size. scale. . as well as being spaces themselves. The pattern of the street network is part of what defines a city and what makes each city unique.

and together form the total movement system of a city. and enable movement throughout the city. bicycle.Transport Transport systems connect the parts of cities and help shape them. and makes them either friendly or hostile to pedestrians. and pedestrian networks. rail. The balance of these various transport systems is what helps define the quality and character of cities. They include road. The best cities are the ones that elevate the experience of the pedestrian while minimizing the dominance of the private automobile. .

to small intimate pocket parks. and water in many forms.Landscape The landscape is the green part of the city that weaves throughout . .in the form of urban parks. plants. street trees. flowers. The landscape helps define the character and beauty of a city and creates soft. Green spaces in cities range from grand parks such as Central Park in New York City and the Washington DC Mall. contrasting spaces and elements.

.Urban Design weaves together these elements into a coherent.

organized design structure PARIS BATH ROME The urban design structure defines the urban form and the building form PARIS BATH ROME The creative articulation of space is the most prominent aspect of urban design. The following artistic principles are an integral part of creating form and .

spatial definition: order unity balance proportion scale hierarchy symmetry rhythm contrast context detail texture harmony beauty .