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Concentrating the leisure activities, work and residence in compact urban cores in order to avoid long distances traveling, enhancing mobility on foot and by bike.



Provide ideal conditions for the human habitat, encompassing environmental issues, such as water, food and energy supply, in addition to the absence of pollution and natural harms.



A good urban design implies a balance between the urban environment and nature, enhancing the importance of parks, squares and other green public spaces.



Promoting access to spaces, services and information, being to different social classes’ population.



Ensuring the realization of flows of people, material and immaterial goods and information, through urban compression strategy.



Promoting the variety of activities and the social, cultural and economic diversity through different services, equipments and housing typologies.



A wide range of different activities generates vitality to the city, with its highest expression in public spaces on the purpose to maintain both day and night uses.



Make the adjustment between the form and the people who use the place.  Be able to adapt as new issues are imposed by circumstances: have flexibility from the emergence of new centralities, new modes, access and various other urban transformations.