5.5 Boarder Mix of Uses
Ensuring Variety Broadening the mixture and variety is to increase choice which in turn depends on mobility. Through variety the urban design framework implies an urban form that empowers - giving the majority more choices and greater accessibility to basic amenities without being dependent on vehicular transport.
It is only by integrating housing with other urban activities that people’s living environment will be enriched. The broad residential component of the development should gain access to the overall urban system with minimal effort. The UDF proposes close proximity to public transport, employment opportunities, education, recreation and cultural activities which in turn improves social access and mobility.
Implication of Greater Variety
Variety in layout, plot sizes and uses implies varied forms, uses and meaning.
A place with varied uses has varied building types of varied form.
Variety attracts varied people, at varied times for varied reasons.
Broadening variety is to increase choice. Choice for investors, tenants, residents and visitors.
Mixture of land parcel sizes, increases choice for investors, which in turn increases the vitality and sustainability of the development.
Greater variety ensures longer time of usage and improved use of infrastructure.
Because of different activities, forms and people it provides for a rich perceptual mix and takes on varied identity.
LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan