Section 3.1: Criteria for Site Selection

It is often possible for a designer to easily consider a site before beginning the terrain planning process. As noted throughout section 2 of this manual, it is important to systematically research the advantages and disadvantages of the natural characteristics of competing sites so that you can determine which is best for your objectives . In addition to the physical and environmental limitations and limits of natural hazards presented in Section 2, the criteria that need to be considered include:

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Once this information has been collected, it can be compared to planned construction needs and objectives to remove some sites or reveal the limitations of others. In the latter case, research may reveal the need to intentionally change the nature or approach of construction to make better use of a particular site. Figure 3.1.1 provides a list of many the key questions by which the site investigator will want to collect enough information to help make a wiser decision among the alternatives of the sites under consideration.

3.1.1: Development Zones and site selection.

Table 3.1.1. Criteria and Needs for Potential Information for Site Selection

Limitations and Opportunities

Information about the site itself is in many ways relatively neutral until compared with the intentions of building the site. For example, a single apartment building that creates a considerable population density within the space it occupies can work well within a larger site that contains more space where it can not be built but which is an ideal site for that building isolated, whereas the same site can function very poorly if the goal is to build many family homes of a size of 200 to 400 square meters each.

Table 3.1.2. Example Database.

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In the latter case, the designer is much more interested in finding a site with flatter lands with less natural limitations and with more or less extensive land strips where the houses can be built. In addition, site constraints will force most of the construction to a relatively narrow linear scheme, which also imposes limitations on the types of site plans that might be acceptable. The clearer the intentions of this construction, the easier it will be to acquire a more precise criterion in which the information collected within the database can be compared in order to find the site that best matches the intentions of the construction. /p>

3.1.4: Limitations of the site and its effect on density.

For example, people love access to water, the only problem is to avoid the dangers that water can also impose; people love the view of attractive coasts, hills and mountains; the only drawback is not to expose them to dangerous conditions unnecessarily. Wetlands attract birds and other forms of wildlife that often give passive enjoyment to those around; in other words, parts of a site that can not be fit for housing construction or other constructions can add value to the entire urban development because they include aesthetic or recreational dimensions in the residents' quality of life. Perceptive designers will take these factors into consideration within their site selection process.

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It is also true that each site is unique and that being unique not only results from its physical characteristics but also from its relationship with the surroundings. No two sites are the same and each site contains something unique or different. Lynch (1962) maintained that the use of the word site should take on the same level of complexity as a person, although we may consider individuals in general terms, each has a unique complexity of that individual, almost like a fingerprint. Unless we destroy this complexity with disregarded construction, we have an obligation to preserve and protect the essence of a particular site by consciously planning the site.