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Urban design plans in cities and countryside, covering roads, buildings, parks, and neighborhoods. It focuses on processes and outcomes in building and space design within architecture. Urban design intersects with architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning to create a suitable urban environment.

Unlike urban planning, which deals with city area principles, and architecture or landscape architecture, which focus on specific aspects, urban design is more comprehensive. It includes landscape design, urban planning, civil engineering, and municipal engineering on a larger scale.

For someone with a Landscape Architecture background, studying Urban Design broadens knowledge, connecting architecture, landscape, and urban planning. It acts as a bridge between these disciplines, enabling a holistic approach to designing environments that enhance residents’ well-being. Landscape and urban design, separate majors, are interdependent, contributing to the overall goal of improving the living environment.

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School of Architecture
Planning and Landscape
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RU

Telephone: 0191 208 6509