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Transport & the Urban Environment

Transport & the Urban Environment
By Rik Thomas

Hello and welcome. This is the first edition of a publication examining the two professions of urban design and transport planning and looking at how they can better work together to improve the urban realm. It comes from the LTT stable, where we have noticed over the past few years that there are... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
A continuing journey through time and space

A continuing journey through time and space

We have almost gone full circle. Streets were originally places in which people did stuff. Met each other. Bought and sold things. Drank beer. Enjoyed life. There was some... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Effective outcomes flow from speaking a common language

Effective outcomes flow from speaking a common language

It is nowadays widely recognised that successful placemaking requires input from a range of design skillsets and effective team working is a management priority. And, at the level of Regional Spatial Strategies, which... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Transport’s place in urban realm showcased

Transport’s place in urban realm showcased

In place of our normal feature, this issue of LTT sees the publication of our first transport and the urban environment supplement. Collaboration between the transport... continue

27 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Xtra
Placemaking at the street level

Placemaking at the street level

At the street scale, design professionals are more successful at seeking a common language to facilitate the creation of... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Closing the spatial design gap

Closing the spatial design gap

At a strategic level, planning and design consultancy Space Syntax is at the forefront of a drive to integrate spatial... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Disappearing traffic without causing chaos

Disappearing traffic without causing chaos

Many of London’s most famous public spaces have been revamped over the past decade or so and consultant Atkins has had a hand in a number of key projects.... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
MVA to lead share space work

MVA to lead share space work

MVA has been appointed to lead a team of consultants in a study of shared space and shared surface schemes for... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Ashford’s shared vision of new use for space

Ashford’s shared vision of new use for space

Ashford in Kent is home to the largest shared space scheme in Europe and is currently engaged in its implementation phase. According to Richard Stubbings, regeneration &... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Breaking down the barriers

According to Tony Cross, director and global head of  transport consultancy at Scott Wilson, “The ‘silo’ mentality is not a problem these days because more and more projects are coming along that require both sets of skills… It is actually increasingly unusual for our... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Finding the right formula for new housing development

Finding the right formula for new housing development

Put simply, placemaking is an exercise in land use and optimising property value, says Savills, that aims to reproduce, at one stroke, the characteristics of market towns and street scenes that have evolved over... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Manual for Streets aims higher

Manual for Streets aims higher

In response to concerns that Manual for Streets, published two years ago, focuses almost exclusively on residential... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
London public transport interchange guidance revamped

London public transport interchange guidance revamped

Transport for London has appointed consultant Steer Davies Gleave to help update the 2001 guidelines on the design of public transport interchanges and the new version of the guidance is due to be formally... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Evolving advice on what spaces are actually for

Evolving advice on what spaces are actually for

“Policy and practice have been re-examining past performance and promoting new initiatives in the field of public realm design, specifically the role of streets in our perception of... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Changing the rules of the transport planning game

Changing the rules of the transport planning game

“As transport planners, we are used to thinking of our streets in terms of hierarchies of movement,”?Richarrd lewis, managing consultant at Urban Initiatives. “The first written... continue

26 Feb 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

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