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  • Livable street standards : Landscape and planting strip

    Planting strips provide a buffer between pedestrians and automobiles , enhance the streetscape, and collect and filter runoff. About : | Visual Dictionary of Street Standards| “To design a street according to its probable use is a reasonable but uncommon practice.” said the City of St....

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  • LIVABLE STREET STANDARDS : TREE GUARDS

    Tree guards protect trees from harsh urban environment. They have been proven to extend the life of tree.Attractive and functional,street trees guards add to identity of a place. About : | Visual Dictionary of Street Standards| “To design a street according to its probable use is...

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  • “URBAN TREES ARE KEY TO THE HEALTHY AND SMART CITIES”

    Street trees brings multiple benefits to cities by helping the environment as well as the quality of life of residents. It deflects the sunlight and reduces the heat effect caused by pavements and buildings. Street trees also encourages walkability. About : | Visual Dictionary of Street...

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  • “Significance of STREET FURNITURE”

    Urban spaces are major attraction points in cities. street furniture play very essential role in order to develop quality and value of urban spaces. Seat is an essential piece of Street Furniture which provides pedestrians and especially public transport users an opportunity to rest or...

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  • What are driveways and why are they important?

    “Driveways are paved areas where the motorized vehicles have to move over a gentle ramp to enter a property while the pedestrian and cycle tracks continue at the same level. It provide the physical transition between a site and the roadway.” About : | Visual Dictionary...

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  • Urban Design is key to safe cities. Think about where you feel safe ? – Empty dull streets or active / vibrant streets??

    Jane Jacobs often said ” Eyes on the Street” is crucial for a street to be a safe place saying “there must be eyes upon the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street.” About : | Visual Dictionary of...

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  • LIVABLE STREET STANDARDS: WHAT MAKES AN EDGE ACTIVE AND LIVABLE?

    “Edge is one of the most important elements of an urban structure. It is essential that the building edge be a livable place with a variety of activities. It should be surrounded by various activities, such as gathering space where people could connect socially and...

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  • Bollywood Star Imran Khan says we need Livable cities!

    Bollywood Star Imran Khan thinks we need to make our cities great places to live & shares his thoughts on why.

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  • “A sidewalk is the most important component of a livable city”

    “A sidewalk is known as a footpath, foot-way or pavement. It is a path along the side of a road. It may accommodate moderate changes in grade (height) and is normally separated from the vehicular section by a curb. A zone to ensuring smooth, comfortable,...

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  • LIVABLE STREET STANDARDS: WHAT IS A MINOR ROAD?

    “The Street hierarchy ranging from major to minor roads are an organizing element in urban planning and design based on functions & capacities. Minor streets are link between the main streets and the residential part of the city with local pedestrian movement. By width it...

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