Projects are established in central areas of change within the city. A new neighbourhood, for instance, is planned as a project. Planning and building a large project takes between ten and twenty years.
The planning of a project area begins with creating a local plan. This is an overall plan which sorts out where various functions, such as living, working and recreation, are to be located. The local plan then provides a guide for the more detailed levels of planning, which often include making detailed plans for smaller areas within the project area. The different planners involved in a project, such as a town-planner and traffic and landscape planners, work together closely, and are coordinated by a Project Head.
This website presents planning projects, and some other plans which have generated a lot of public interest. The project pages give information on planning principles, timetables, and contact information for the people working on each area.