URBAN DESIGN Journal Issue

URBAN DESIGN 129 Winter 2014


This issue has been generously sponsored by Tibbals Planning and Urban Design


  • Urban Design Interview: Eithne Moran 4
  • The Urban Design Library #10 5
  • The Pursuit of Growth: The Role of Urban Design, National Conference on Urban Design 6


  • Better streets for walking are better for businesses - Tim Long 8
  • Changing places, changing spaces - Katja Stille 10
  • Walking around Britain, Tim Hagyard 12

Topic: Market Towns

  • Introduction - Jane Manning 14
  • Market Towns: Moving to the Future - Jamie Veitch 15
  • Innovation and Inspiration - Jamie Veitch 18
  • The First Cittaslow in Wales - Niall Waller 21
  • Transforming Markets into Market Places - David K. O’Neil 25
  • Casablanca: A New Sustainable Market Square - Tom Van Odijk 28
  • Slow Towns and Smarter Growth - Nicholas Falk 31
  • New Market Towns, James Gross and Dominic Scott 34

Francis Tibbalds Award Public Sector Shortlisted Projects

  • Short Blue Place - Barking Borough Council 38
  • Know Your Place - Bristol City Council’s City Design Group (CDG) 40
  • A Joint Approach to Residential Design Guidelines - Four North Midlands Councils 42
  • Porth Eirias - Conwy County Borough Council 44

Book Reviews

  • Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability - Donia Zhang 46
  • Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places - Nan Ellin 46
  • Designing to Heal - Jenny Donovan 46
  • The Agile City: Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change - James S Russell 47
  • Green Cities of Europe: Global Lessons on Green Urbanism - Timothy Beatley (ed) 48
  • Cities are Good for you: The Genius of the Metropolis - Leo Hollis 48
  • Urban Ecological Design - Danilo Palazzo and Frederick Steiner 49
  • The Radicals’ City: Urban Environment, Polarisation, Cohesion - Ralf Brand and Sara Fregonese 49


Velocity* - Joe Holyoak 57

This is another stimulating issue which no urban design professional should be without.

URBAN DESIGN is the leading journal in its field; it is posted automatically to members of the Urban Design Group, a good reason to join the group today. Each issue provides in-depth analysis of topical themes, with contributions from leading practitioners, policymakers and academics from the UK and abroad. Its 48 pages offer a mix of articles, short reports and listings that reflect the diversity of urban design today.