The Designing Streets policy for street design in Scotland has had two case studies added to its online toolbox on the Creating Places website. The two examples use the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village and Wauchope Square, Craigmillar sites to show good practice on the technical ‘street detail’ aspects of implementing Designing Streets.
The case studies, published in November, are as a result of feedback around the use of drainage, street materials Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and utilities, the aspirations for high quality streets and the potential for conflict between these.
The case studies show that collaboration between urban design and engineering can result in the confidence to allow ‘streets for people’ to be built. They highlight where specific issues such as material palettes, or maintenance regimes have been agreed, resulting in infrastructure that becomes a positive amenity.