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“People are the most important priority for public space in the urban design process.” This is the most significant design principle according to Jan Gehl (2010). The idea of human-cantered design has always been an interest to me because I believe that urban design is essentially concerned with establishing and improving liveable public areas. This is more than just designing a place, a street, or a city; it incorporates and is founded on numerous specialized concepts, socioeconomics, ecological development, and another important knowledge. As a result, the course is aimed not only to delve into theoretical aspects of the topic but also to investigate and reflect on the principles and practices of urban planning and design, as well as to grasp the guidelines in a number of ways. Considering different countries’ cultural settings, climatic environments, and urban economies differ significantly, design concepts are not equally fitted to each of them. These guidelines can be evaluated and found to match the demands of each city as a result of these good comments and critical thinking. In terms of ecology, greening, and small space composition, landscape design is inextricably linked to urban design as part of design. Their relationship is more like an extension, which is to think about the layout from a macro scale perspective, while landscape design is to think about it from a more detailed perspective. They are interrelated, and some of the principles are the same, such as human mobility, functional space division, and so on. The background of landscape design can be effectively integrated into the context of urban design in this case. It is beneficial to comprehend the way and theories of architecture and design by having a background in landscape design.


This course can effectively help me grasp and explore some of the key standards and principles, and more successfully direct the future of urban design.



Gehl, J. (2010). Cities for people. Washington, DC: Island Press.

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