Scottish Sustainable Communities: Studies & Prototypical Lessons

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Location: Scotland, UK. Region, Metropolis, City, and Town

A series of design charrettes activated the public in the development process and determined the fate of three distinct projects: an urban infill site adjacent to a historic campus; a downtown revitalization project that includes a future greenfield extension; and large-scale, mixed-use city expansion. Led by the Scottish government, the initiative encouraged high-quality, sustainable urban design and public participation. Development teams for all three sites –including a municipal body, a public/private partnership and a private entity – shared the goal of delivering attractive, healthy and accessible environments in which people can live, work and enjoy a high quality of life.

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Transect Zone(s): T2 rural, T3 sub-urban, T4 general.
Status: Proposed
Project or Plan's Scale: Region
Features: Live/work, Mixed uses, Sustainable infrastructure, Waterfront.
Land area (in acres): 1850
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Residential types: Low-rise flats, Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette, Semi-detached, Small lot detached, Large lot detached, Live/work.
Project team designers: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Turnberry Consulting Limited
Project team developers: N/A

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