To create such meaningful, enduring places we learn lessons from successful examples from past and present. We use design and guidance tools such as:
- spatial strategies and diagrams, at the strategic level
- development frameworks at the local and neighbourhood levels
- development briefs, design guidance and design codes at the local street level
We use these mechanisms in a way which draws on local identity and character without seeking blind pastiche replication of the past. The old and the new can live together comfortably.