A neighbourhood is a community, geographically localised within a larger city, town, or rural area, represented by a spatially defined unit, with its own system of functional and social networks.
A good neighbourhood provides an enabling environment for an improved quality of life for everyone.
Whilst designing a good neighbourhood it is necessary to take a diversity of aspects into account, e.g. social, economic, environmental, mobility, etc. as well as a diversity of urban dimensions, e.g. open public space, building unit, etc. to ensure a holistic and integrated approach to urban design.
Neighbourhood-scale interaction with city-wide systems should be linked to ensure design initiatives can bring a maximum impact for both community and the city.