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  • 1. Urban Infrastructure Provision and Management Master’s Programme Week-4 Session-7 Strategic Principles of Infrastructure Institute of Urban Development Studies
  • 2. Recap
    • By Instructor
  • 3. Session Objectives
    • By the end of session Participants will be able to:
    • Define and illustrate Urban Design and its basic principles concerned to Infrastructure Provision and Mnagement.
  • 4. Urban Design
    • The art of creating and shaping cities and towns
    • Urban design involves the arrangement and design of buildings , public spaces , transport systems , services , and amenities .
    • Urban design is the process of giving form , shape , and character to groups of buildings, to whole neighborhoods, and the city. 
    • It is a framework that orders the elements into a network of streets , squares , and blocks .
    • Urban design blends architecture , landscape architecture , and city planning together to make urban areas functional and attractive.
  • 5. Urban Design……
    • Urban design draws together the many strands of
    • place-making,
    • environmental stewardship,
    • social equity and
    • economic viability
    • into the creation of places with distinct beauty and identity.
    • Urban design is derived from but transcends planning and transportation policy, architectural design, development economics, engineering and landscape. It draws these and other strands together creating a vision for an area and then deploying the resources and skills needed to bring the vision to life.
  • 6. Urban Design……
    • Urban design is about
    • making connections between
    • people and places,
    • movement and urban form,
    • nature and the built fabric.
    Mexico Square, Addis Ababa
  • 7.
    • Urban design involves
    • place-making
    • the creation of a setting that imparts a sense of place to an area. This process is achieved by establishing identifiable neighborhoods, unique architecture, aesthetically pleasing public places and vistas, identifiable landmarks and focal points, and a human element established by compatible scales of development and ongoing public stewardship.
  • 8. place making…….
    • Other key elements of place making include:
    • lively commercial centers,
    • mixed-use development with ground-floor retail uses,
    • human-scale and context-sensitive design;
    • safe and attractive public areas;
    • image-making; and
    • decorative elements in the public realm.
  • 9. "The building of cities is one of man's greatest achievements." - Edmund Bacon
    • Urban design practice areas range in scale from small public spaces or streets to neighborhoods, city-wide systems, or whole regions.
  • 10. Urban design……
    • "Urban design and city building are surely among the most auspicious endeavors of this or any age, giving rise to a vision of life, art, artifact and culture that outlives its authors. It is the gift of its designers and makers to the future. Urban design is essentially an ethical endeavor, inspired by the vision of public art and architecture and reified by the science of construction." - Donald Watson .
  • 11. Urban design operates at 3 scales the region city and town the neighborhood district and corridor the block street and building
  • 12. Urban design includes infrastructure, architecture, public spaces
  • 13. Examples of great urban design are all over the world 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • 14. Key for Pictures
    • Washington DC
    • Cartagena, Colombia
    • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Portofino, Italy
    • Strasbourg, France
    • Siena, Italy
    • A New City
    • Aleppo, Syria
    http://www.urbandesign.org
  • 15. Urban design has a wide range of applications:
  • 16. Some of the best urban design comes from Italy
  • 17. Some of the best urban design comes from Italy……. /
  • 18. Principles of Urban Infrastructure Design
    • Basics
    • Reduced Servicing Cost
    • Reduced Environmental footprint
    • Reduce environmental, social and economic stress
    • Active Community Participation
    • Close proximity of resources for community needs.
  • 19. Principles of Urban Infrastructure Design……
    • Basics
    • Ensure Integrated Technical and Industrial Systems
    • Conserve and enhance the health of Natural Systems
    • Provision of day-to-day needs within walking distance.
    • Promote workability
  • 20. Conclusion
    • By Participants
  • 21. Thank You