Urban design is the practice of shaping the built environment to improve the quality and overall liveability of cities and towns.

Good urban design employs a multidisciplinary approach to create integrated and considered environments and often involves transport, planning, architecture, landscape architecture and engineering expertise.

Urban design is important because of its potential to significantly influence:

  • The functionality, character and spirit of public places for individuals and communities
  • The levels of comfort, accessibility, safety and inclusiveness of places
  • The expression of social and cultural values associated with places
  • The socio-economic composition, diversity and economic vibrancy of urban areas
  • The sustainability and resilience of urban environments
  • Community connectedness, health and wellbeing, and pride of place.

Read the Level Crossing Removal Project Urban Design Framework

Urban design on our projects

As the Level Crossing Removal Project is a major legacy project, it is critical that the best possible outcome for the transport network is achieved, and that all users benefit through the experience of better public places.

Examples of built legacy elements in all of our projects include:

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