Matthew Carmona's research while affiliated with University of Nottingham and other places

Publications (6)

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This paper examines the design policy content of district-wide development plans that have emerged in England since 1991, and makes a comprehensive set of recommendations for their improvement. It reviews current research, examines the general approach to, and organisation of, policies, their basis in appraisal and public consultation, and the subs...
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This paper reviews the nature of landscape policies pertaining to the design of urban development in the post 1992 generation of English development plans. It examines the landscape concepts which underpin policy and concludes that these are essentially concerned with landscaping as a cosmetic activity, an afterthought in the design process. Recomm...
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This paper explores the content of urban design policies in the new generation of English local development plans, and makes some prescriptions for policy development. Drawing on and developing the theoretical discussion in a previous paper it takes five dimensions of urban design- district-wide strategies, public perception issues, townscape consi...
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This is the first of a pair of papers that seek to find a clear and up-to-date conception of urban design that can provide a practical framework for the development of design policies. The new generation of English development plans require district-wide design policies, and most local planning authorities have no experience in writing these, so th...

Citations

... 575), however, points out that "the human scale of urban design is nested within larger metropolitan, national and global strategic planning and governance challenges". Drawing on their comprehensive study of design policies in development plans of the 1990s, Punter and Carmona [21] outline the fundamental role of design within the English planning system and argue for a comprehensive treatment of design within the local development plans. ...
... This paper used mapping for three levels of urban that could influence the design of urban policy as a way of understanding and policy design in the broad sense [23]. There is a robust hierarchical approach across the scales, and it is essential to explore further the influences between an overarching vision considering local solutions and international visions [24]. International policy can affect local policy, an opportunity to design urban policy, especially when local policy lacks an overarching vision. ...
... Punter & Carmona, 1996 Urban design/ Landscape As visual permeability refers to the ability to see the routes through an environment, while physical permeability refers to the ability to move through an environment, there may be visual ability but not physical permeability. Smaller blocks also increase permeability, thereby improving people's awareness of the choice available. ...
... The synchronic-diachronic analysis was conducted to decipher the urban form, place, human activities (Carmona 2021;Carmona and Punter 2013), and historical periodization of the city in the pre-colonial and colonial eras. The following process focused on evaluating structural arrangements, namely the physical, territorial, and cultural environments (Habraken and Teicher 2000;Habraken 1998), to obtain pattern, type, and system settings. ...
... This term, coined by Bentley et al. (1985), involves measures to ensure that structures fit within their surrounding milieu. However, firm procedural guidelines are lacking and very little evaluation has occurred of relevant design intervention within or, more particularly, among planning schemes (Habe 1989;Punter, Carmona, and Platts 1994;Donovan 1996;Carmona and Punter 1997;Nasar and Grannis 1999;Carmona, de Magalhães, and Edwards 2002). Indeed, Martin (2005) holds that too much discussion relies on anecdote and involves scant use of empirical evidence. ...
... The city is the goal by itself and not the inhabitants. Punter and Carmona (1997) and Rubenstein (1992) reiterated that urban design strategies have tended to focus on buildings and the external appearance of development. We emphasised on the physiological and the functional aspects of the city to the extent that we overlook their psychological and social needs. ...