Reviewing the evidence for good planning and design

Himansu S. Mishra, Simon Bell, Jekaterina Balicka, Anna Wilczyńska

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract / Description of output

Post-occupancy evaluations are becoming common in architecture and also in landscape architecture, but these are usually of single sites or buildings, not a large selection of projects. While in those scientific disciplines which publish results in peer-reviewed academic papers (e.g. the natural or social sciences), it is relatively easy to carry out a review since the evidence has been quality controlled (through peer-review) during the publication process. Planners and designers are clearly aware of the need to make such places attractive, iconic, accessible, safe and easy to maintain and to offer as close a contact to water as is possible given practical and other constraints. Compared with photographs, which just record everything without discrimination, the analytical sketching/drawing method enables us to be selective when looking at a specific place. Sketching also uses a visual language to support the numerical rating assessment and the verbal description.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Blue Spaces
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning and Design for Water, Health and Well-Being
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780429508486
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


Dive into the research topics of 'Reviewing the evidence for good planning and design'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this