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Morphological design control for large-scale city development : a new proposal

Hall, Tony & Sanders, Paul S. (2011) Morphological design control for large-scale city development : a new proposal. Built Environment, 37(4), pp. 427-444.

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Abstract

Whereas many good examples can be found of the study of urban morphology informing the design of new residential areas in Europe, it is much more difficult to find examples relating to other land uses and outside of Europe. This paper addresses a particular issue, the control and coordination of large and complex development schemes within cities, and, in doing so, considers commercial and mixed-use schemes outside of Europe. It is argued that urban morphology has much to offer for both the design of such development and its implementation over time. Firstly, lessons are drawn from the work of Krier and Rossi in Berlin, the form-based guidance developed in Chelmsford, UK, and the redesign and coordination of the Melrose Arch project in Johannesburg, SA. A recent development at Boggo Road in Brisbane, Australia, is then subjected to a more detailed examination. It is argued that the scheme has been unsatisfactory in terms of both design and implementation. An alternative framework based on historical morphological studies is proposed that would overcome these deficiencies. It is proposed that this points the way to a general approach that could be incorporated within the planning process internationally.

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ID Code: 49884
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: http://www.alexandrinepress.co.uk/be_previous_issues.php
Keywords: URBAN MORPHOLOGY, URBAN DESIGN, DESIGN CONTROL, LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT
ISSN: 0263-7960
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Alexandrine Press
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 07:07

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