Urban Design focuses on the Public Realm, which includes the things you see and the spaces that you inhabit as you would walk down a street. It includes streets, sidewalks, street furniture and amenities, gathering spaces, and the design and orientation of buildings. These factors improve the way places look and contribute to improving community character. Ultimately, the sense of place and overall quality of life of residents, workers, and visitors is improved through quality urban design. A well-planned development that incorporates principles and practices of urban design can also help promote the economic performance of an area.