The aim of the research is to clarify the preconditions for a rapid, efficient and high-quality urban design process. The research concentrates on the management of urban design processes in a project-based orientation (Urban Design Management). This involves all the stakeholders of an urban design project in an atmosphere of reciprocal trust benefiting from their common interests.

The central theme of the research project is the concept of Urban Design Management and its underlying theory which can result real life solutions in better use of resources and enhanced quality of urban environment. It seems that there is a call for new kind of consulting services and culturally depended process definitions with contractual procedures.

Implementation in three research domains: