MA Urban Design Studio | Group11: Neighbourhood Tactics
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Group11: Neighbourhood Tactics

In the analysis of urban space and permeability, we found that the site lacks public community space and landscape setting. In view of these problems, we propose the concept of green shared road, which can minimise the segregation of pedestrians and vehicles. Through the analysis of gathering nodes and buildings’ function, we decide to base on the needs to choose the location of public space. We change the structure of the sidewalk to provide more connection of both sides of the road to increase the permeability of the city. Reusing the back yards of buildings to create new community space.

For the mobility aspects, we found some problems such as fragmentation of bicycle lanes, lack of pedestrian safety and so on. Because of the car dependency environment lead the parking and traffic safety problems, so we want to provide multi-choice transport mode to improve it. The slow traffic system which is a kind of sustainable network become one of our tactics. So we increasing the bike lane, the new bike stops and multi-transport interchange points to encourage a diversified transport mode.  This aimed to solve the traffic congestion and parking space shortage problem.

By increasing the public space and enriching people’s trip mode, this area create much more gathering nodes and expand as community patches. The new diversified transport system as a linear link to connect these patch as a mode which can extended to the entire city, making Johannesburg become a more sustainable city.



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Yi Zhu