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By Elizabeth Burton, Mike Jenks, Katie Williams

Attaining Sustainable city shape represents an incredible increase within the sustainable improvement debate. It provides study which defines parts of sustainable city shape - density, measurement, configuration, distinct layout and caliber - from macro to micro scale. Case experiences from Europe, america and Australia are used to demonstrate stable perform in the fields of making plans, city layout and structure.

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The ‘24-hour city’ Ironically, it was not a European theorist who inspired 24-hour city policies, but a North American. Jane Jacobs’ classic work, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Jacobs 1961), is well known. Although it had been widely taught to generations of architects and town planners in the UK since its first publication, it somehow failed to reach policy and practice. Jacobs’ message was not easy to implement. Basing her ideas on ethnographic observation in New York and Boston, she provided a swingeing critique of comprehensive redevelopment, which she dubbed as ‘catastrophic’ and argued instead for incremental change.

As a consequence the whole city became infused with cultural events such as films, circus shows, jazz, classical music and dancing. Both Bianchini and Montgomery proposed a comparable programme of ‘cultural animation’ events to enliven the evening and night-time, suggesting that towns and cities hold free festivals and events in the evening and at night to attract audiences back into the centre from the suburbs and outlying settlements (Montgomery 1998). Worpole, one of the Out of Hours authors, pursued similar themes in his book Towns for People (1992).

The proposals for instituting a culture change were far-ranging and included environmental improvements to the public realm and making streets and public places more attractive for sitting out and walking in. These environmental improvements drew on a synthesis of urban design analysis and prescription developed at Oxford Polytechnic in the 1980s (Alcock et al. 1988). These included not only townscape and streetscape improvements such as paving, but also more ‘structural’ changes such as providing continuous street frontages and an active engagement between the pavement and the activities behind the building façade.

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