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Development must contribute towards legibility, so that people can orientate themselves easily, navigate around and ultimately feel safe within the city.

Good legibility contributes towards creating a sustainable city through encouraging and facilitating walking and cycling; which helps to reduce carbon emissions associated with other modes of transport.

Design considerations

  • Make sure that the layout is easy to understand and to navigate around.

  • Retain important views and landmarks.

  • Utilise natural desire lines and incorporating them into the design.

  • Maximise opportunities to create new landmarks.

  • Express the function of buildings through the design, detailing and quality of materials.

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  • Modified: May 27, 2014 3:57:30 PM