How much beneficial movement can be generated to and through the site? Which are the key linkages? What are the appropriate kinds and densities of new land uses? What impact is new development likely to have back on its setting?
Our evidence-based urban forecasting tools allow us to take the Urban Baseline Study and develop it into a Spatial Design Strategy, understanding the potentials for creating new land use attractions, density levels and, ultimately, land values. We identify potential new spatial connections to and through a site, the location of new urban centres as well as the locations of key land use attractions. We test the social, economic and environmental impact of the Spatial Design Strategy.