In a casual conversation last week, an architecture lecturer shared a theory I found interesting.
The view was that most architects are bad urban designers, because they just want to create new forms. Since urban design is much more about a bigger picture and context, he said interior designers make for the best urban designers because they always work in a given context and constraints.
Not sure you can so generalise but I hadn’t yet heard the comparison and thought it interesting at least. I wonder where he then places landscape architects? I would actually suggest that prehaps LAs make for the best urban designers (in my experience).