Urban Design

Urban design involves the arrangement and design of buildings, public spaces, transport systems, services, and amenities. It brings together multiple disciplines such as planning, transportation, architectural design, economics, engineering and landscape design, to create a vision for an urban area that is both functional and attractive.


Q9 offers a multitude of urban design services from developing initial concepts to preparing an urban design plan in support of a development proposal. 


The following list is an example of some of the urban design services we provide:

  • Urban Design Plans

  • Urban Design Guidelines & Policy

  • Highest & Best Use Analysis

  • Urban Design Reports

  • Urban Design Workshops and Training Sessions

  • Design-based Community Engagement        

  • Form-based Zoning

  • 3D massing modelling

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