Monetary, Subjective and Quantitative Approaches to Assess Urban Quality of Life and Pleasantness in Cities

By Luca D’Acci   Abstract The magnitude increase of Urban Quality of Life studies is directly connected with the increase of the urban population in the world. Urban Quality of Life is a hierarchical multi-attribute concept whose attributes can be defined and evaluated by several kinds of methods such as …

Netherthird Foundation Masterplan

Netherthird were developed as satellite neighborhood of Cumnock. It originally was to rehouse the miners from various miners row. Consequently, Netherthird overtime has grown separately from   Cumnock town center. The area is deprived of local assets and amenities if compare to the town center. However, the local community have a strong historical past …

Woodroad Park Foundation Masterplan

Woodroad Park is currently a low-traffic naturalized area sitting under utilized amidst the edges of neighbourhoods; This foundation master plan hopes to change this. Through the development of mixed uses and additional recreational outlets, connections to other local facilities and attractions, such as Dumfries House and Visions Leisure Centre, and …

A Study of Two Communities: Townhead and Barshare

The site of our Foundation Masterplan encompasses the communities of Townhead and Barshare.  Lying to the north-east of the town and housing some 25% of the town’s population, the success of these areas has a significant bearing on the overall success of Cumnock.  Our 25-year Foundation Masterplan is based on …

The Prince’s Foundation and UDSU: collaborative agreement for a mutually invested future of education

The Prince’s Foundation has announced a Collaborative Agreement with the University of Strathclyde focusing on education and research in architecture and urban design. Collaboration between the two organisations will officially begin in September 2012.  The collaboration with Strathclyde will contribute to The Prince’s Foundation’s building skill portfolio and become a …