“7Ls” of urban planning & design
Location – where is the site and what’s around it
Linkage – where are the principal ways into the site (can any new ones be established?)
Layout – the pattern & hierarchy of streets
Land use – more than housing?
Landscape – the look and feel of the place (covers a lot eg materials, blue/green)
Lining – how the buildings meet the street (active or blank frontages)
Longevity – quality construction & operational expectations