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A comprehensive urban design framework responding to the physical environment and stated objective of developing the NDA as a sustainable, quality and green living environment and socially integrated community has been formulated. The key urban design elements are summarised below:

1        Compact City

 •Concentrate higher density developments around railway stations and public transport nodes


2        Distinctive Nodes

 •Develop a hierarchy of identifiable focal points to foster interaction and vibrancy


3        Green Spine

 •Capitalise green space along the river channel, the Regional Park, Regional Plaza and other open spaces to form a green spine of the NDA


4        Blue-Green Design

 •Revitalise existing river channel to form a continuous blue-green network


5        Walkability

•Create local communities with good accessibility and walkability through pedestrian network including pedestrian and shopping streets


6        Breathing Space

•Create ventilation corridors and breathing space through disposition of developments


7        Stepped Development Profile

 •Create a harmonious urban context through stepped building height and development intensity profile


8        Celebrating Views

 •Optimise vistas by maintaining fung shui lanes and introducing visual corridors


9        Integrative Design

 •Respond to the pattern of existing spatial layouts and character in the adjoining areas


10     Appreciation of Nature and Culture

 •Preserve and enhance natural and cultural assets and connectivity