Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Designing places

The Scottish Executive has issued a ‘Designing Places’, a planning policy statement that demonstrates how design can contribute to the quality of life in urban and rural Scotland. It identifies six qualities that make a successful place: distinctive, safe and pleasant, easy to get to and move around, welcoming, adaptable, and resource-efficient. It calls for a stronger design element in built environment professional education, and more interdisciplinary collaboration in the urban design process.
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