Principles of Urban Design

The integral principles in designing resilient and sustainable masterplan must allow:

1. A commodification of space that is efficient and respective of their functions relative to the users (to allow social and economic resilience of the host population via local service or office jobs)

2.  Fluidity of movement in, out and around the site. (avoid viscosity of automotive or pedestrian traffic)

3. A pseudo Cultural representation of the vernacular so as to endow the site the ability to visit a more hospitable impression on its residents and visitors

4. Architecture that seeks to promote “good” Behavior by means of organizing the public, private and semi-private areas relative to their respective functions  so as to control traffic density, noise, and other conditions within the space that would either label the anthropogenic   habitat hostile or hospitable to its residents and visitors.

5. Organization of space which allows communal activity and avoids the segregation of people (both visitor and residents of the site)

6. Public infrastructure which promotes walk-ability and cycling over other modes of transportation, as well as sports facilities so as to increase the physical activity of the people within the boundaries and within the vernacular setting as a collective means of promoting better physical health

7. Public Landscaping which allows the invasion of fauna, flora and water  as a means of promoting psychological health by expunging monotony.

8. Organization of spaces that is relatively organic in order to embellish and enrich the experience of the visitor or resident within the space.

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