"Urban design is the art of making places for people. It includes the way places work and matters such as community safety, as well as how they look. It concerns the connections between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric, and the processes for ensuring successful villages, towns and cities."
"Good urban design is essential if we are to produce attractive, high-quality, sustainable places in which people will want to live, work and relax. No two places are identical and there is no such thing as a blueprint for good design. Good design always arises from a thorough and caring understanding of place and context." (By Design, DETR, 2000)