This paper focuses on urban design development in professional training and advisory body for local municipalities. Looking at the history of urban design in Japan starting from 1970s, methods as municipal design teams, city planning consultation, citizen participation, and design reviews were exploited. By recent inclination of collaboration with private sector, the public governance for urban design is crucial for effective and efficient urban revitalization. This paper reports on the frontier development in London by training (Urban Design London) and advisory organization (Design for London) to reveal the function and the role of urban design development in local municipalities.
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