Urban Design Analysis

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Madanipour, (1996) talked about ambiguities of understanding urban design and the complexities of perceiving urban spaces. One of the most important features of urban space is to make sense of a city life when walking along any of its streets, to think about the complexity of what is seen , and to wonder about what lies behind buildings facades or beyond the bend of the street. The urban space is full of overlapping and intertwined stories that this collection of people, objects and events offers. There is a continuous change in the urban scene because of constant transformation of landscape, or cityscape around, a mutation that has come to associate with livelihood without movement and change. Understanding the urban space and processes…show more content…
Therefore, Madanipour, (1996) identified several approaches to understand urban design, one approach is to see urban design as a technical process including major scientific information needed, such as road standards, open space requirements, plants and trees, lighting, infrastructure, patterns of access, transportation modes, pedestrian schemes (Madanipour, 1996). Another approach is to see urban design as a creative process based on bringing together a collection of examples of successful urban spaces and draws conclusions in the form of design…show more content…
The term is used differently by different groups in different circumstances. Yet the growing attention to the subject and the rising number of academics and professionals who are interested in urban design have brought to the surface a pressing need for a clearer definition of what they do. Analyzing factors causing such ambiguity can formulate a clear definition addresses urban design uncertainties (Madanipour, 1996). The adequacy of the existing urban design definitions is still uncertain, as is evident in recent researches and studies of urban design. In fact, uncertainty and ambiguity offers a wider scope for innovation and development; a clearly defined subject denies sufficient flexibility as what is needed is to separate complexity from ambiguity. There are areas of ambiguity that can be broadly grouped under process and product of urban design. The first three arenas address the ambiguities about the design outcome of urban design for urban space. The last four arenas concentrate on urban design as a process creating ambiguities. The seven arenas are identified below and they should be taken into account to arrive at a definition for urban
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