A focus on people

District development is urban development. The growing number of people moving to inner cities is increasing the pressure on areas of high population density. Brownfield sites surrounded by residential areas therefore hold plenty of usable, positive potential. Revitalisation and urbanisation can create something new on these sites that then blends harmoniously and integrally into its surroundings, while usefully filling gaps in the city fabric.

To achieve this, the planning process has to be both careful and sound. It needs to meet functional and economic requirements, while implementing environmentally sustainable solutions and always putting the needs of people centre stage. When all of these factors come together, a genuine and lasting loyalty can develop among residents and users and lead to cohesive urban communities.