Updated: Jan 21
Wojciech Odrobina architect with specialization in urban design, with extensive experience in construction of projects such as houses, subdivisions, shopping centers and areas of clinical surgery, backed by more than 10 years of experience says that Urban Design for him is a discipline of Urban Planning, It is the art of creating make and adapt places for people who make up a society. Analyzing the way in which public and private spaces work and issues such as community safety and recreation, infrastructure and appearance.
On this occasion, it shares 5 key points on which it relies to create and define a good urban design.
It analyzes and improves the connections between people and places, the movement and the urban plot, nature, and the processes to guarantee successful neighborhoods, towns and cities. One of the main challenges of urban planning is to ensure that different mobility modalities and facades can coexist without affecting each other, to concretize it, there are certain approaches that both urban planners and architects, industrial designers and other visual creatives should consider about all urban planning, always in order to create growth and recovery of public spaces to promote spaces of social Coexistence.
1.- Public transport and private vehicles on different roads
If it is a train, it is obvious that it will require its own tracks, but these must also avoid cruises and mix with automobile roads. In the case of buses or other vehicles, it is better that they have their own exclusive lane and thus congestion will be avoided.
2.- Pedestrians are protagonists
A city that offers wide and safe spaces for pedestrians is a city in which its inhabitants confidently leave their means of transport to get ready to walk, which results in a better quality of life, lower levels of pollution and lower economic losses.
It is important that both pedestrians and various means of transport have inclusive access ways. People with various disabilities and effective signal communication that can be easily understood should be taken into account.
4.- Think integral
Cities should be thought not only of their central neighborhood or area of greatest interest, but also of their proximity, areas of influence and the calculation of where urban growth can occur. The growth should be foreseen in visual order, have an adequate line and, if possible, sustaining a minimum architectural order.
5.- The future is sustainable
It is essential to guarantee urban growth that guarantees resource savings, especially non-renewable. Nowadays, it is easier to establish effective systems for saving resources, such as electricity generated by solar energy, promoting the use of non-polluting transport, rainwater collection and wastewater collection systems for reuse and recharge of aquifers, and so on.
Following the above recommendations We can create innovative urban designs with benefits Also to the planet and its environment.