Mixed Activity

Urban blocks made up of varied activities provide everyday necessities and bring both evening and day time energy.

Building for a mix of businesses, community facilities and residential uses is also important to the overall autonomy of neighbourhoods. For example, mixed neighbourhoods support short supply chains for farmers markets, recycling and alternatives to supermarkets. As well as providing mutually beneficial arrangements, variety is an important counterpoint to homogeneity; furnishing residents and/or workers with leisure opportunities and the chance to enjoy a sense of neighbourhood or community, away from more private spheres of life (such as home) and at different times of the day.

Purple
Good
Yellow
Moderate
Grey
Poor
White
Not Applicable