Site planning

The drawing above shows all of the public, outdoor space in black - as positive space.  It is important that all of the public spaces (paths, yards, gardens, etc) are positively shaped, meaning that everything is intentional, each space is a strong focal point, there are no leftover spaces, there is a good sense of enclosure, well-defined boundaries, and a natural rhythm of passing from one space to another.

For the above site plan I liberally and enthusiastically made use of Gerd Arntz' wonderful "Isotype symbols" (colours slightly altered by yours truly).  Not sure if that was against the law but oh well...