Research undertaken at Melbourne University has led to the development of a quantitative framework for the integrated design of residential areas and their street systems. Aspects of the work are described in three parts: environmental quality of streets, environmental capacity of residential areas, and a framework for residential area design. In the first part, the fundamental conflict between the level of traffic service for urban streets and measures of environmental quality is discussed, and a rational method of street classification for design is proposed, such a classification identifying a direct relationship between design elements and the environmental quality of a street. The concept of the environmental capacity of residential areas is introduced in the second part and proposed as a fundamental parameter for design of such areas. The final section draws together the first two treatments to form a single framework for residential area design, clearly illustrating the inter-relationship of the various planning parameters and the environmental treatment. (Author) /TRRL/


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: A109

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM