Auckland Council in New Zealand has produced a comprehensive web-based design manual with a view to creating one of the most liveable cities in the world. It includes sections on universal design and sustainability, case studies, worked examples, housing floor plans, and a two-minute video introducing the manual. Its aim is to be a one-stop shop for free design guidance for anyone involved in the built environment from developer to purchaser. There is a section “for all ages and abilities“. The graphic pictured above shows all the different players and agents involved in the design, development and construction of the built environment.
The website has a lot of information on many aspects of city and housing design so it is worthwhile clicking the various tabs to see what is on offer.