2 .4 D E S I G N G OA L S I
The Outcome: Design Governance Align with this graduation project’s focus, the phase that Ecopark will face is suitable to test the two main factors of promoting urban vitality in a new town masterplanning: the product i.e., urban vitality and in the process i.e., masterplanning process. As limitation of this graduation project, urban vitality as the product will be focus more on the spatial design factor instead of non-spatial factor e.g., social, economy, and cultural factor, and the process will be focus on the processes that occur in a new town masterplanning project i.e., design process, development process, management process, and space in use. The link between the product and the process can be seen in the expected outcome of this graduation project: design governance (Carmona, 2016). Example of established design governance is urban design guidelines produced by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Singapore that guides all Singapore’s urban development. One of the example of this guideline as can be seen in Figure 22, shows how the guidelines are written and drawn, implemented in the design (Figure 22, top-left) and built (Figure 22, bottom-left). One distinct example in this guideline is how the guideline regulate seamless transition between private lot and public area with invisible plot line (Figure 22, dashed line) and uniform ground material. This seamless transition promotes urban vitality by encouraging diverse activities inside and outside building (even with the ‘informal’ ice cream sandwich vendor).
Figure 22. Example of design governance (source: URA Singapore)
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