Complementary Role of Urban Design and Land Use with Transport


Today, we will discuss some relationship among the urban design, landuse planning and the transport planning. The amount of the physical activity of the people of a locality depends or get modified by the existing urban design, landuse planning and the available means and modes of transportation. The well being and health of the residents are guided by these interdependent factors i.e., urban design, land use planning and the transportation. For example, environmental and planning approaches for increasing physical activity would include: walking and cycling, funding for public facilities, zoning and land use that facilitates activity in neighborhoods.
Urban Design and Land Use with Transport

The healthy living pattern can be promoted through community-scale urban design and land use planning. Thoughtful street scale urban design and land use can promote increased physical activity. The availability of public transport at a reasonable distance say half kilometer can surely promote walking and use of public transport.  
Same components and parameters of design and planning cannot be applied to urban and rural areas. The design and planning interventions can help make the community living more healthy and beneficial for all age group of people.
Transportation/travel interventions would include interventions that strive to improve pedestrian, cycling and access to public transport at optimum distance.

Contemporary Architecture Getting Richer (Poem by Shashikant Nishant Sharma)

Architecture always keeps pace
Pace with time, people and space
The manifestation of patronage
The building we now call heritage
In conservation, the old is gold
Time adds value to things we behold
The immense power of the king
Portrayed in the magnificent thing
Things like palaces and temple
Scattered round the globe in ample
The transition from the ancient to modern
Comes in view turn by turn
In the form of building and space
From private to public place
Architecture for the common man
Extends over a large span
Span of time, changing time
From colonial to Independent India
Architecture adopted the new idea
Ideas in form and structures
Adoption of eclectic features
In our imaginations
And modern creations
Architecture keeps on evolving
With time, space and people revolving
Shashikant Nishant Sharma
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