You can download the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol from the following page:
Of interest to Heritage Advocates- Section 3
"Key Urban Design Qualities - the Seven Cs
The Urban Design Protocol identifies seven essential design qualities that create quality urban design: the seven Cs. They are: Context, Character, Choice, Connections, Creativity, Custodianship and Collaboration. These are a combination of design processes and outcomes.
The seven Cs:
-provide a checklist of qualities that contribute to quality urban design
-are based on sound urban design principles recognised and demonstrated throughout the world
-explain these qualities in simple language, providing a common basis for discussing urban issues and objectives
-provide core concepts to use in urban design projects and policies
-can be adapted for use in towns and cities throughout New Zealand.
"Quality Urban Design
: celebrates cultural identity and recognises the heritage values of a place
Quality urban design reflects and enhances the distinctive character and culture of our urban environment, and recognises that character is dynamic and evolving, not static. It ensures
new buildings and spaces are unique, are appropriate to their location and compliment their historic identity ...
Quality Urban Design
: protects and manages our heritage, including buildings, places and landscapes