The geospatial dimension in urban design

Emily Talen

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There is a growing interest in the creative merger of geography and urban design. This is driven, in part, by a renewed openness to connecting design to social, environmental and other related goals via geospatial analysis. This paper explains how the design-geospatial connection is made and what it means for the achievement of social and other goals. Through five examples, the paper shows how the geospatial dimension-the analysis of what is where-can be an essential part of the urban design process. The five examples provide practical applications of how these linkages could be appropriately structured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-149
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Urban Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies


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