Here at Oxford Urbanists, we understand that urban spaces are complex environments. To understand this better, we have identified five crucial components to understand urban areas better. Each of the broad categories listed here are crucial factors to keep in mind when thinking about making the built environment efficient, sustainable and diverse.
Community & Housing
Community is the essence and the heart of any city. It is the people that not only inhabit, but also energize, enliven and shape the urban agglomerations.
Housing is an integral and, some would argue, a fundamental element of the urban fabric of any urban agglomeration.
Gender & Health
Gendered experiences of the urban fabric are crucial in our understandings of cities.
Health issues born out of the urban condition must be included in our analyses of the built environment.
Human experiences of the city are what makes cities cities. The experience of individual inhabitants, is what is focused on here.
Politics & Planning
Resources & Environment
Energy systems are crucial components of sustainable development; adequate, available, and affordable power is key for functioning societies.
Transport provides the pulse for the cities. Multi-modalism will not only provides an array of transport modes to the city residents, but it will distribute spatial equity across the urban agglomerations.