Saturday, 3 October 2009

Design Standards from Other Cities

A couple of interesting design items from other cities.

Speaking of other cities, I am off to Victoria for a few days ! See you back next week !

The Next American City:

In May the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) released its comprehensive new Street Design Manual, an unprecedented resource for planners, urban designers, developers, and community groups. The result of a long, combined effort by the DOT and many other city agencies, including the Department of City Planning and Department of Environmental Protection, the Manual seeks to collect in one volume best practices in designing streets for safety, accessibility, livability, and sustainability....

From the
City of Montréal:

The Commerce Design Montréal contest was launched in 1995, with the goal of convincing Montréal businesses of the benefits of investing in the design quality of their premises with the help of qualified professionals. The whole purpose of this annual event was to develop the commercial design market in Montréal, so as to:

  • improve the quality of urban life and make the metropolis more attractive,
  • make businesses more competitive,
  • boost local demand for professional commercial design services.

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