The Importance of Design - Lessons from Jane Jacobs

It took people like Jane Jacobs to explore the importance of urban design. To explain why certain neighborhoods functioned well, had lower crime rates and thrived.

Some of these design ideas are still controversial, few are simple to apply. My familiarity with these concepts is amateurish and so the only advice I can present here is that good design is critical. That the biggest design mistakes I see have to do with the inadequate time and resources devoted to this essential part of the development process.