Ten Urban Design Principles For 21st Century Los Angeles

The Ten Urban Design Principles for 21st Century Los Angeles are broad and create the framework for the built environment. The Urban Design Principles link policy and the built/open environment. The principles deal with connecting single properties to blocks, blocks to neighborhoods, neighborhoods to communities, and communities to the city. They will establish a design program from which to promote and guide change in urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods unique to our city.

The Urban Design Principles represent a set of values to be expressed in the built environment and set a direction for the city of Los Angeles. These principles are about defining the space between buildings and not just the space within property lines. They are about enhancing the connections to and the transitions between buildings, modes of transportation and the public realm. They are also about assisting the many city departments and agencies to understand the vision for the city.