I was recently challenged by an architect on my insistence on limiting the number of flats sharing each landing. Whilst we have clear policies on this and I don’t really need to justify them, I enjoy looking into what research there is behind them. It was particularly useful to be reminded of Alice Coleman and her book Utopia on Trial (which I’ve never actually read) and Margaret Thatcher’s Design Improvement Controlled Experiment (DICE) done with her.
Anyway, a quick Google search brought up some interesting links including Create Streets take on her, a summary of her work in the great Single Aspect blog and an interesting critique of her work by Eleanor Warwick.
About me:I'm an urban designer. I currently work advising the Mayor of London and his planning team on the design of major developments across London. You can find out more about me here. This website is a record of my thoughts and observations, as well as a selection of talks, articles and other work I’ve been involved with