urban terminology

Urban Terminology

• Urban Structure – how a place is put together and how it’s parts relate to each other.
• Urban Typology – spatial types and morphologies related to intensity of use, consumption of resources (sustainability), production and maintenance of viable communities.
• Accessibility – providing for ease, safety and choice when moving to and through places.
• Legibility and Wayfinding – helping people to find there way around and understand how a place works (presenting landmarks for finding a place).
• Animation – designing places to stimulate public activity (had movements and gestures while discussing).
• Function and Fit – shaping places to support their varied intended uses.
• Complementary mixed uses – locating activities to allow constructive interaction between them.
• Character and Meaning – recognizing and valuing the differences between one place and another.
• Order and Incident – balancing consistency and variety in the urban environment in the interests of appreciating both ( turning is an incidental space – sudden action)
• Continuity and Change – locating people in time and place, including respect for heritage and support for contemporary culture.
• Civil Society – making places where people are free to encounter each other as civic equals, an important component in the building social capital.

Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author, educator and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds degree Bachelor's in Architecture from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in field of architecture. He has over five years of extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of (a resource portal, founded in June 2008, dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.

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