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Taking stock of the urban design protocol and action plan monitoring

Publication date:  March 2010
Publication reference number:  CR 98

This report provides a stock take of the Urban Design Protocol and is part of a wider evaluation of the Protocol and its signatory action plans undertaken in 2009.

The survey evaluated the long-term outcomes of the Protocol for signatories and the Ministry and found that changes in behaviour and/or thinking have occurred in many organisations as a result of signing up to the Protocol. Attitudes towards urban design within signatory organisations are positive with:

  • high levels of agreement regarding multi-disciplinary approaches
  • strong support from senior management
  • quality urban design being considered extremely important
  • quality urban environments being a key priority within the organisation
  • elected representatives strongly supporting urban design
  • urban design champions being considered effective in their role of promoting urban design within their organisation.

The recommendations provided are forming part of the Ministry's ongoing development of the Protocol.