Urban design in the planning system: towards better practice

he guide has been drawn up around a limited number of simple but compelling principles.We want to draw out three in particular.First,good design is important everywhere,not least in helping to bring rundown,neglected places back to life. Second,while the planning system has a key role to play in delivering better
design,the creation of successful places depends on the skills of designers and the vision and commitment of those who employ them.Finally,no two places are identical and there is no such thing as a blueprint for good design.Good design always arises from a thorough and caring understanding of place and context