Land division overview
Summary of indicator
To measure potential block diversity using land division and zoning.
Better design of our streets can enhance visual interest for all users, contributing to their enjoyment, comfort, and sense of safety, social connection, and wellbeing. Land division sizes and patterns inform the built environment outcomes of an area – higher diversity correlates with better outcomes as each division can be specialised to accommodate the different requirements of businesses and residences occupying them.
This indicator will support practitioners to understand how block diversity can contribute to the built environment outcomes of an area. Based on the outcome of the assessment, practitioners can determine whether the land division and zoning are conducive to supporting a variety of businesses and amenities.
Practitioners can use the diversity of land zoning metric to measure the proportion of major land zone type over road allocation zone.
Diversity of land zoning
Development applications or other data sources that show the as built (i.e. existing) land use could be utilised to enrich the accuracy of the analysis, where possible.
Metric in detail