Thinking Urban

As I approach the analysis section of my current module at university I am reflecting back to some work I produced over the summer.

Taking an analytical view of a townscape is an important skill to master. I practiced on a town near me, Cirencester, wanting to improve my analysis skills and develop my graphic style.

The approach I took to analysing the town was inspired partly by a presentation from Leeds City Council and work undertaken by us in conjunction with human geographers last year.

To ensure that my map was easy to interpret I set out some key factors to study, these were; aesthetic value of buildings, quality of pedestrian space, ground covering, land marks, public spaces and traffic space.

I produced the map using Adobe Illustrator which made it very easy to create a finished product that looks presentable and is easy to interpret.

Read more about Cirencester here: thoughtscape.blog/2019/09/12/cirencester-town-center/

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