MASTER PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Master Planning, coupled with Urban Design, concerns the planning, design and management of the public domain (space) and the way the public places are experienced and used.
Urban Design concerns the arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities, and in particular the shaping and uses of urban public space. Urban design theory deals primarily with the design and management of public space, and the way public places are experienced and used. Public space includes the totality of spaces used freely on a day-to-day basis by the general public, such as streets, plazas, parks and public infrastructure.
Urban Design is considered as the art of place-making for people, concerning both the improvement of existing urban places and the creation of new, sustainable urban centres, districts and neighbourhoods. It is our aim to create distinctive and memorable places that attract people and enrich lives. Urban design lies at the heart of our ability to create sustainable communities for the 21st century. Responsive and creative site-specific analysis, new forms of consultation, team working, and social analysis, imaginative design and creative implementation strategies are our springboards for generating new and exciting future urban visions.