A City of Opportunities:
A Vision for Downtown
The Vision for Downtown London provides a long-term direction for
the future of our downtown.
It is a culmination of concepts that arose form the Downtown Summit
and combines ideas of the Downtown Master Plan, the Transportation
Master Plan, City Council meetings, the Thames Valley Corridor Study,
and other public consultation.
The Vision is dynamic and flexible and allows current and future
policies to be tested in a greater context. The illustrations are not of
a particular development or a particular plan, but rather they provide
an option of what our downtown could be. They show how different
functions could relate to one another and encourage ongoing dialogue.
Urban Design Explained
its essence, urban design is a process of shaping a city’s physical
form. In doing so, urban design plays a pivotal role in creating healthy
communities, enriching public spaces, “people-first” environments,
vibrant neighbourhoods, well preserved natural areas, and economically
successful development projects.
Through a number of initiatives,
Council has “raised the bar” on urban design in London. Projects such as
the Placemaking Demonstration Project, the Urban Design Awards and the
establishment of an Urban Design Peer Review Panel all contribute to a
Urban Design – What is it all about?
What is the value of Urban Design?
Illustrated Urban Design Principles and Examples
Urban Design & Planning Approvals
How does Urban Design fit within the Planning process?
Urban Design Peer Review Panel
Urban Design Briefs
Urban Design Reference Documents - policies, guideline documents, and
Urban Design Links
Urban Design Initiatives