UDG Manuals and Briefings

Fast Urban Change

For Life-Saving Streets
Urban Design Group

Published in conjunction with UDG Press Release 12 May 2020 Fast Urban Change for Life-saving Streets 

This HOW TO GUIDE aims to set out in the simplest terms the options available to towns and cities to make life more bearable under the current crisis. It signposts key UK legislation, including powers and legal instruments, as well as the practical measures that local authorities are introducing internationally.

Much of current practice in highways is based on an understanding of what is reasonable. Because of the Coronavirus, what was regarded as reasonable in the past, may not be reasonable now. 

Urban designers the world over are ready to help work with others to bring about the changes needed.

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