The Bartlett School of Planning


Design Coding, Diffusion of Practice in England


30 January 2013

Matthew Carmona & Valentina Giordano (2013), Urban Design Group

Design Coding, Diffusion of Practice in England is a new report published by the Urban Design Group  that revisits the use of design codes in England six years after the completion of a national design coding pilot programme which explored their use.

Researched and written by Prof Matthew Carmona and Valentina Giordano at UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning, the report evaluates the diffusion of design coding as a tool in the planning and development process.  The research comes at a time when the recently released National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) explicitly endorses their use by local planning authorities to help deliver higher quality design outcomes.

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