An urban designer is a professional responsible for deciding what the different spaces between the buildings of a city will be like. Even where new buildings can be erected in case your work begins when you are going to build a new neighborhood, or you are going to remodel an area and demolish buildings. Therefore, one of the things they all do is to carefully observe the space on which they are going to work. They must learn all its characteristics and also what is in the environment of the area because it will also influence the final design of the urban space in which they are going to work.
All, without exception, work with high-powered computing equipment, due to the software they have to use. We are talking about specific programs for design, which in some instances have specific modules and variants for urban design, with an emphasis on urban spaces. Also, they are professionals used to maintaining continuous training. The design of urban areas is evolving with the different use of urban spaces. Too, with the appearance of new materials and design trends. Therefore, an urban designer must always be up to date with new trends in the planning and development of urban spaces. Otherwise, you are in danger of falling behind other designers.
Design spaces for the balance of vehicles and citizens
Many of the big cities cover several kilometers. Therefore, its inhabitants often have to make long trips to go to their work or study centers. This has traditionally meant that cities and many of their spaces were designed to facilitate travel by car than to enjoy open spaces. This has evolved, which has said that urban designers are currently characterized by seeking a balance between spaces designed to facilitate mobility and to enjoy the city.
As a result, a current urban designer will seek to have streets with, for example, wider sidewalks, fewer lanes for road traffic, and even some paths have bicycle lanes. It will also plan spaces so that city dwellers can enjoy the outdoors more: parks, promenades, recreation areas with benches and fountains, more pedestrian streets, etc.
Environment and sustainability, increasingly present
The concern for the environment and sustainability and all aspects of a city are increasingly present. For this, pollution must be reduced, something that also influences the planning of open spaces. But also of how transportation should be distributed in the city. This leads to two other characteristics of a current urban designer: it creates spaces with more presence of trees and green areas, and it plans the cities so that public transport has more facilities for circulating.
A current urban designer takes into account the concern for the environment. Therefore, it tries to provide more green spaces to cities and their different spaces. Also, it plans the distribution of transport by remodeling areas of the town or creating new ones so that public transport has more facilities.
For example, with more exclusive bus lanes. Also, with more full stops for greater comfort for those who wait. The urban designer also works to make transportation seamless in all areas of a city. And so that none of its fields are left with poor communication.