Urban design

Urban design is a process of shaping a city’s physical form. In doing so, urban design plays a pivotal role in creating healthy communities, people-first environments, vibrant neighbourhoods, enriched public spaces, well preserved natural areas and economically successful development projects.

The Urban Design Awards recognizes, celebrates and inspires design excellence and showcases a variety of innovative projects in the City.

Urban design and the planning process

Urban design is incorporated into a variety of planning processes, including:

  • Official plan and zoning by-law amendment applications
  • Site plan applications
  • Minor variance & consent applications
  • Subdivision applications
Urban Design Guidelines

Please contact ud@london.ca for more information. 

Last modified:Thursday, October 19, 2023