Urban Design and Placemaking
Urban Design involves examining all elements that contribute to a place such as buildings and their uses, streets, footpaths, open spaces and ensuring that those elements blend harmoniously to create an attractive and distinct end product. Public realm is defined as all external spaces that are publicly accessible, including streets, parking areas, footpaths, squares and parks.
Questions to consider:
Q. What urban design standards should apply in Westport?
Q. What are the unique features of Westport’s urban environment that should inform future policy?
Q. Where do you see potential to enhance the public realm in the town?