Local Design deals with producing options of urban forms and travel networks at
scales of a neighbourhood for testing its application to the case study areas. Examples
of urban form include: 'pods' (single-use development branching off the distributor
road network); open cells; closed cells; and linear development along transport
corridors. Transport networks include grid and cul-de-sacs layouts.
Options will be tested by a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods,
including levels of accessibility.
Schematic representation of local design options
Examples of neighbourhood layouts
[a] A traditional suburb on a grid network with mixed-use development
and high permeability for pedestrians and cyclists
[b] A contemporary single-use suburb with cul-de-sacs to avoid
through traffic and distributor roads to facilitate car use