Office of Urban Regulation

Design Rules and Design With Rules!

Cities as cultural products are neither ‘built’ nor ‘planned,’ at best they are guided and steered in a certain direction. Therefore, rules and regulations are one of the few tools that are actually suitable to guide future development within such collective and complex urban settings.

We strongly believe that the field of (urban) design should not simply adhere to these standards as some neutrally existing context but should actively engage in discussing them in order to make them subject to design as well. read more

Office for urban regulation

Adopt a Highway

Adopt-a-Highway Program , Along US Highways

Private citizens, small shops, and institutions may display advertising signage at the street’s edge as long as they attend to the maintenance and cleaning of these sections of the street and remove trash from them.

  • Litter crew ahead.

Rule category

Aesthetic Regimes: public beauty, visual appearance
The Kind of Rule
Rule that stipulates a fixed limit.
Rule that is NOT related to any preconceived zone or area.
Rule that influences programmatic and functional issues.
Streetscape Rule: Rule that is tied to a single street or road.