Manual for Streets   18th April 2011
Manual for Streets9.45    Places and streets – David Tittle10.15   Manual for Streets 1 – residential development – Phil J...
quality of place matters
the value of good design           Health          Children     Environment   Community                            Climate...
“people who can choose  better places to live”
“people who can choose better places to work”
“people who can choose  better places to visit”
“people who can choose better places to invest”
the qualities of successful places                  ‘By Design’ (2000)                     quality of the                e...
Building for Life  20 questions, four categories:   Environment and community   Character   Streets, parking and    ped...
Building for Life  1 Community facilities           11 Building layout takes priority                                     ...
Building for Life  1 Community facilities           11 Building layout takes priority                                     ...
streets
fronts face fronts
overlooking
squares paths and parks
perimeter blocks
the perimeter block
the perimeter block
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so what goes wrong?
town      villagecity A          city B
the highway• Regulated• Impersonal• Linear• Single Purpose• Consistent• Predictable• Systematic• State controlled• Signs a...
town      villagecity A          city B
town      villagecity A          city B
the highway            the street• Regulated            • Culturally specific• Impersonal           • Personal• Linear     ...
streets are for sharing• drive                 •   discuss• cycle                 •   enter• ride (a horse)        •   exi...
discuss            discuss      enter            enter        exit           exit       shop            shop    browse    ...
Makkinga, Friesland
Oosterwolde Friesland
Lyngby, Copenhagen
Helsingor, Denmark
Norrköping, Sweden
Shrewsbury
Blackett Street, Newcastle
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  1. 1. Manual for Streets 18th April 2011
  2. 2. Manual for Streets9.45 Places and streets – David Tittle10.15 Manual for Streets 1 – residential development – Phil Jones11.15 Break11.30 Manual for Streets 1 - exercise12.30 Lunch1.15 Manual for Streets 2 – wider application of the principles – Phil Jones2.00 Site visit3.30 Manual for Streets 2 – exercise4.15 Questions and discussion4.30 Close
  3. 3. quality of place matters
  4. 4. the value of good design Health Children Environment Community Climate Homes Change Business Inclusion Mitigation Crime Economy Road Safety Sustainability Preventionurban design london
  5. 5. “people who can choose better places to live”
  6. 6. “people who can choose better places to work”
  7. 7. “people who can choose better places to visit”
  8. 8. “people who can choose better places to invest”
  9. 9. the qualities of successful places ‘By Design’ (2000) quality of the ease of public realm movementlegibility adaptability diversity character
  10. 10. Building for Life 20 questions, four categories:  Environment and community  Character  Streets, parking and pedestrianisation  Design and construction www.buildingforlife.org
  11. 11. Building for Life 1 Community facilities 11 Building layout takes priority over roads and parking 2 Accommodation mix 12 Car parking well integrated 3 Tenure mix 13 Streets pedestrian, cycle and vehicle friendly 4 Access to public transport 14 Integration with existing roads and paths 5 Environmental impact 15 Public spaces overlooked 6 Design specific to scheme 16 Public space well designed 7 Exploits existing buildings, 17 Architectural quality landscape, topography 8 Distinctive character 18 internal spaces adaptable 9 Easy to find your way around 19 Advanced construction technology 10 Streets well defined 20 Outperforms statutory minima
  12. 12. Building for Life 1 Community facilities 11 Building layout takes priority over roads and parking 2 Accommodation mix 12 Car parking well integrated 3 Tenure mix 13 Streets pedestrian, cycle and vehicle friendly 4 Access to public transport 14 Integration with existing roads and paths 5 Environmental impact 15 Public spaces overlooked 6 Design specific to scheme 16 Public space well designed 7 Exploits existing buildings, 17 Architectural quality landscape, topography 8 Distinctive character 18 internal spaces adaptable 9 Easy to find your way around 19 Advanced construction technology 10 Streets well defined 20 Outperforms statutory minima
  13. 13. streets
  14. 14. fronts face fronts
  15. 15. overlooking
  16. 16. squares paths and parks
  17. 17. perimeter blocks
  18. 18. the perimeter block
  19. 19. the perimeter block
  20. 20. 30
  21. 21. so what goes wrong?
  22. 22. town villagecity A city B
  23. 23. the highway• Regulated• Impersonal• Linear• Single Purpose• Consistent• Predictable• Systematic• State controlled• Signs and markings
  24. 24. town villagecity A city B
  25. 25. town villagecity A city B
  26. 26. the highway the street• Regulated • Culturally specific• Impersonal • Personal• Linear • Spatial• Single Purpose • Multi-purpose• Consistent • Constantly changing• Predictable • Unpredictable• Systematic • Contextual• State controlled • Cultural / social rules• Signs and markings • Eye contact
  27. 27. streets are for sharing• drive • discuss• cycle • enter• ride (a horse) • exit• walk • shop • browse• run • kiss• move by wheelchair • cuddle• play • watch• sell • sit• eat • sing• drink • protest• perform • have a party• push buggy
  28. 28. discuss discuss enter enter exit exit shop shop browse browse kiss kiss cuddle cuddle DRIVE watch watch sit sit sing sing protest protesthave a party have a party walk walk run run wheelchair wheelchair play play sell sell eat eat drink drink perform performpush buggy push buggy read read
  29. 29. Makkinga, Friesland
  30. 30. Oosterwolde Friesland
  31. 31. Lyngby, Copenhagen
  32. 32. Helsingor, Denmark
  33. 33. Norrköping, Sweden
  34. 34. Shrewsbury
  35. 35. Blackett Street, Newcastle
  36. 36. Manual for Streets Phil Jones
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