Place principles section 2 intro to urban design and placemaking


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This PPT discusses the principles behind the places we like. As with any human endeavour, our mindset towards our urban environment affects not only our approach but also the results. While this site will present concepts, principles and practices which are important, the most critical aspect is how we think of the city. More information available at
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  • Place principles section 2 intro to urban design and placemaking

    1. 1. PROGRAM – SESSION 2 1 Urban Design + Placemaking 101 2 Civic Principles 3 Place Qualities 8 Outcomes 4 Place Typology 5 Place process 6 Place roles 7 Toolkit - placemaking ideas 9/10 Links + conclusions Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove - Brisbane QLD
    2. 2. 2.1 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ The city is a public place▸ The city is a unique and highly complex system.▸ It’s held together and structured around quality public spaces amenities and institutions.▸ The city maximise choices and opportunities▸ It is like a political system - enriching, liberating and enhancing our opportunities Stewart Rd, Ashgrove, Brisbane, QLD, AUS
    3. 3. 2.1 PLACE PRINCIPLES “Urban transport is a political and not a technical issue. The technical aspects are very simple. The difficult decisions relate to who is going to benefit from the models adopted.” Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogota (1998-2001)
    4. 4. 2.2 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ Permanent (existing and future) residents and workers should have priority▸ A place will be only as good for everyone else (tourist, visitor or short term resident) as it is for the people who live and work there▸ Engwicht Secret 1 – Make people feel at home▸ Participant vs Spectator Victor Harbour, SA, AUS
    5. 5. 2.3 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ Urban Manners▸ Our actions and decisions affect others as well as ourselves.▸ Positive outcomes and any possible negative effects are distributed equitably.▸ Inclusiveness and interaction.▸ Interaction, even among strangers, exposes people to cultural diversity.▸ Engwicht Secret 8 – Reverse the psychological retreat▸ “change happens with one front yard at a time” Street (garage) sale - my street, Bardon, Brisbane, QLD, AUS
    6. 6. 2.3 PLACE PRINCIPLES
    7. 7. 2.4 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ The domain of people is the ground.▸ Many of us come to know cities or towns through the use of the private car.▸ However, decisions which affect the form and function of cities and towns must be related to the pedestrian experience.▸ After all this is how we interact with the city and each other.▸ Enrique Pendalosa“Any place worth itssalt has a parkingproblem” James Castle (Think, 1999-2009) Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, AUS
    8. 8. 2.5 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ Landowner’s rights and responsibilities▸ In return for the enjoyment of those rights, landowners must also accept and exercise some responsibilities.▸ The benefit should never be at the expense of the public domain. Mizner Park - Boca Raton USA
    9. 9. 2.6 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ The city / town is a (market) place “Cars are happiest when there are no other cars▸ Public places were the setting of an infinite around. number of exchanges... People are happiest▸ While minimising the need for movement or travel when there are other (food desert) people around.”▸ However, more people are Dan Burden now exchanging goods ( and services over the internet.▸ Cities are now competing to attract visitors and creative people. Barossa Farmers Markets, SA, AUS
    10. 10. 2.7 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ The built environment is meaningful and communicates▸ It speaks of and reflects our culture, community values, aspirations and achievements▸ It reflects us▸ The meanings that individuals take from those impressions are the substance of humanity▸ We have a duty of care to create places for the future well being of all the inhabitants GPO – Brisbane, QLD, AUS
    11. 11. 2.8 PLACE PRINCIPLES▸ The whole is greater than the sum of the parts▸ Parts need to be judged on how they contribute to making the whole city better.▸ Every part is important - the city is a collective...▸ It is a grouping and a relationship of the large and the small.▸ Sometimes the least significant action or influence, over time becomes formative and highly significant Bank Place - Melbourne, VIC, AUS
    12. 12. 2. PLACE PRINCIPLES 1. The city is a public place 2. Permanent (and future) residents and workers should have priority 3. Urban Manners 4. The domain of people is the ground 5. Landowner’s rights and responsibilities 6. The city/town is a (market) place 7. The built environment is meaningful and communicates 8. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts Latrobe Tce - Paddington, Brisbane, QLD
    15. 15. 2. REFLECTION▸ Individual – group: short answer test p156 2.5 Which of the place principles means the most to you? Why?▸ Group Discussion ▸ How are these reflected in your organisation? ▸ Do you disagree with any?▸ Field: Placecheck Great Alpine Rd, Bright, VIC, AUS