Other Manuals and Briefings

Design Coding

Diffusion of Practice in England
Matthew Carmona and Valentina Giordano

This report summarises a short project that, six years after the completion of the national design coding pilot programme in England, revisits the subject to evaluate the diffusion of design coding as a tool in the planning and development process. Four key questions were asked:

  • How widespread are the use of design codes in England today?
  • What benefits do the use of design codes have and do these match those identified by the national design codes pilot programme?
  • What has been the value of Government sponsored good practice guidance reflecting the lessons of the pilot programme? 
  • What support exists for the continued use of design codes in the future?
Design Coding Publication Urban Design Group