The Urban Design Directory demonstrates the rich collection of ideas and projects that urban designers are generating around the UK and internationally, in spite of the economic downturn. It shows that urban design can improve the human experience of public and private places, and from the most local project to the wider environment. This involves streets - urban, suburban and rural - and experiencing buildings and other structures, close up and at a distance. It can be about groups of buildings as well as the spaces between them and, at a larger scale, urban design can make places work better for people over the long term, and not just to satisfy corporate demands or infrastructure needs.

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urban design n. the collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns and villages; the art of making places; design in an urban context. Urban design involves the design of buildings, groups of buildings, spaces and landscapes, and the establishment of frameworks and processes that facilitate successful development.
The Dictionary of Urbanism, Robert Cowan, Streetwise Press, 2005