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ORIGINALARTICLEPrinciplesforpublicspacedesign,planningtodobetterMatthewCarmona1Publishedonline:21August2018TheAuthor(s)2018AbstractThispapersetsoutaseriesofnormativeprin-ciplesforplannersandotherstousewhenplanningforandregulatingpublicspacedesignandmanagement.BasedonanexhaustiveexaminationofpublicspaceinLondon,thesubstanceofwhichisreportedelsewhere,afirstsectionsetsoutthreeoverarchingprinciplesrelatingtothecriticalbutoftenmissingstrategicplanningframeworkforthedevelopmentandregenerationofpublicspaces.Asecondandfinalsectionsetsoutsevenmoredetailedconsidera-tionsforevaluatingthequalityofpublicspacedesign.Thisisanunashamedlypositiveframeworkforshapingpublicspace,basedonthenotionthatpublicspacesinourcitiescomeinmanydifferentformsandguises,butcollectivelyaddhugevaluetotheexperienceandpotentialofurbanareas.Consequently,theydeserveseriousconsiderationbythosewithregulatoryandotherresponsibilitiesfortheirdelivery.KeywordsPublicspaceDesignprinciplesPlanningIntroductionPublicspacesrangeinformfro...