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Urban Design Protocol Master Class – GBCA

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Our aim is to enable you to apply criteria 4 (urban design) of the green star community rating tool. Upon completion you should: …

Our aim is to enable you to apply criteria 4 (urban design) of the green star community rating tool. Upon completion you should:
1. have consolidated your understanding of the Green Star Rating Tool and the Australian Urban Design Protocol;
2. be able to apply the principles of the Protocol at a project level;
3. be able to develop criteria to assess projects;
4. appreciate the variability in applying urban design principles and how they are open to interpretation; and
5. understand the design review process.

Not a ‘how to do urban design’ or ‘how to develop an urban design strategy’

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  • 1. GREEN STAR COMMUNITIESClaisebrook Cove, East Perth, WA, AUS
  • 2. INTRODUCTION▸ Welcome▸ Introduction▸ Emergency + OHS (AH)▸ Lighting/AC▸ Participant list▸ Terminology▸ Learning styles +requirements▸ Questions?Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane, QLD, AUS
  • 3. CASE STUDYClaisebrook Cove, East Perth, WA, AUS
  • 4. Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, AUS▸ OUR AIM IS TO ENABLE YOU TO APPLYCRITERIA 4 (URBAN DESIGN) OF THEGREEN STAR COMMUNITY RATING TOOL.▸ Upon completion you should:▸ have consolidated your understanding of the Green Star RatingTool and the Australian Urban Design Protocol▸ be able to apply the principles of the Protocol at a project level▸ be able to develop criteria to assess projects▸ appreciate the variability in applying urban design principlesand how they are open to interpretation▸ Understand the design review process▸ Not a ‘how to do urban design’ or ‘how to develop anurban design strategy’OUTCOMES
  • 5. INTRODUCTIONS▸ Introduce yourself toyour colleague so theycan ‘present you’▸ Name▸ Training▸ Job▸ What would you like toget out of this module?Orion Springfield Town Centre - Springfield, QLD, AUS
  • 6. Q&A - GREEN STAR COMMUNITIESKuranda Park Way, Fitzgibbon, Brisbane, QLD, AUS
  • 7. North Lakes State College, Northlakes, QLD, AUS1. Case Study (AH) + QA Green Star Communities2. Creating Places for People - UD Protocol3. Evaluation of Case Study (Walking Tour)4. Design Review5. Discussion and closePROGRAMWhatApplication
  • 8. Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC, AUSCREATING PLACES FOR PEOPLE▸ http://www.urbandesign.gov.au/▸ It is concerned with the arrangement,appearance and function of our suburbs, townsand cities.▸ It is both a process and an outcome of creatinglocalities in which people live, engage with eachother, and the physical place around them.▸ It involves many different disciplines.▸ It operates from the macro to the micro scale.▸ It influences economics, the physical scale andthe social and cultural nature of a locality▸ It is a long-term process that continues to evolveover time.
  • 10. CREATING PLACES FOR PEOPLEPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 11. ENHANCING▸ Triple bottom line▸ Environmental sustainability▸ Cultural heritage andconservation▸ Living (green) infrastructure▸ Design dividend (synergy)▸ ProsperityWestwaters Hotel, Caroline Springs, Melbourne, VIC, AUS
  • 12. ENHANCED?▸ respects the needs and aspirations ofthe local community who live andwork there;▸ creates opportunities for people toprosper and businesses to thrive;▸ sustains and enhances the naturalenvironment;▸ enhances the built environmentvisually, physically, and functionally;and;▸ celebrates the unique characteristicsof the place, its heritage, culture andcommunity, that create a sense ofplace and identity.Pixel Building - Queensberry Street, Carlton, VIC, AUS
  • 13. PLACE - CONNECTEDPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 14. CONNECTED▸ Connectivity▸ Transport options▸ Permeability▸ Legibility▸ Way‐finding▸ Communication▸ AgglomerationJuniper Bank Way, Subiaco, Perth, WA, AUS
  • 15. CONNECTED?▸ It is connected to surroundingareas;▸ You can see where you are andwhere you are going;▸ There is a range of transportoptions;▸ It is connected to places withjobs, schools, shops, facilitiesand services;▸ It is connected with the past –the heritage of a place – andwith the community and itsculture; and▸ It feels connected with thenatural environment.Varsity Station Village, Gold Coast (Deicke Richards)
  • 16. PLACE - DIVERSEPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 17. DIVERSE▸ Local character and authenticity –expresses or reinterprets▸ Residential density and mix▸ Efficient use of land andinfrastructure resources▸ Mixed land use –diverse andcomplementary , vertically orhorizontally integrated▸ Bulk, mass and scale of buildings– to form centres appropriate tothe location▸ Bio-diversity – retention andenhancement of natural areasMarcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT, AUS
  • 18. Town Square Rouse Hill Town Centre, Sydney, NSW, AUSDIVERSE?▸ Each locality has its own character and qualities▸ There is a rich range of experiences▸ There is a range of facilities, services andactivities▸ Despite the diversity, there is an overallharmonious blend▸ You can take different routes depending on yourmood, or if you’re visiting different places onyour way▸ It meets different people’s needs, including adiversity of housing options▸ There is biodiversity in the flora and fauna
  • 19. PLACE - ENDURINGPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 20. Lochiel Park – Adelaide, SA, AUSENDURING▸ Resilience –adverse events and built to last▸ Mitigation and adaptation▸ Aesthetics – relevant and attractive and functional▸ Efficient use of resources▸ Evolution and layering –existing fabric, character,culture, etc.
  • 21. Christie Walk Eco-Village – Adelaide, SA, AUSENDURING?▸ Things are built to last, whereappropriate – they’re made of robustmaterials, are designed well andthere’s a sense of quality▸ It is visually engaging as well aspractical▸ The place is well-maintained andcared for▸ It is designed to save resourcessuch as water, energy andmaterials, and minimises its impacton the environment▸ The place can evolve and adaptover time.
  • 22. PEOPLE - COMFORTABLEPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 23. Market St, Village Centre, Breakfast Point, NSW, AUSPEOPLE - COMFORTABLE▸ ‘Urban identity – natural and builtelements▸ Social interaction – urban spaces▸ Egalitarianism, equity, inclusiveness▸ Fit for purpose▸ Environments for all people –diverse spaces and/or elements▸ Social inclusion
  • 24. James St, Brisbane, QLD, AUSPEOPLE - COMFORTABLE?▸ It feels comfortable to walkthrough, sit, stand, play,talk, read, or just relax andcontemplate;▸ It is not too exposed tounpleasant noise, wind,heat, rain, traffic orpollution;▸ You can freely use theplace, or at least part of it,without having to pay;and,▸ You can be yourself andfeel included as part of thecommunity.
  • 25. PEOPLE - VIBRANTPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 26. Darwin Waterfront, Darwin, NT, AUSPEOPLE - VIBRANT▸ Social economy – interactionbetween users.▸ Activated frontages + streetscapes▸ Streetscapes are generous andrelevant▸ Places for children and the elderly▸ Parks + open spaces
  • 27. Musk Ave - Kelvin Grove Urban Village, Brisbane QLDPEOPLE – VIBRANT?▸ You can see that there are other peoplearound;▸ People are enjoying themselves andeach other’s company;▸ There are places to meet and interact,play, explore, recreate and unwind; and▸ Overall it is a place you want to visit,experience, or live in.
  • 28. PEOPLE – SAFEPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 29. Salamanca Square - Hobart, TAS, AUSPEOPLE – SAFE▸ Road safety – design andconfiguration to all users▸ Cycling + walking infrastructure▸ CPTED▸ Safety + surveillance – mix of dayand night uses and location
  • 30. Riverside Quay Southbank, Melbourne, VIC, AUSPEOPLE – SAFE?▸ You feel safe and secure,even at night or on your own;▸ There aren’t signs of decaysuch as graffiti, rubbish,weeds or derelict places; and▸ Roads and paths are safe foradults and children to walk orride their bikes.
  • 31. PEOPLE – WALKABLEPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 32. WALKABLE▸ Active Transport - safe for users andnon-users.▸ Access for people with disabilities▸ Supporting infrastructureThe Garage, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD, AUS
  • 33. WALKABLE?Main St, Point Cook, VIC, AUS▸ Prioritises people walking or ridingbefore vehicles;▸ Easy to get around on foot, bike,wheelchair, pushing a pram orwheeling luggage;▸ Buildings and streets feel like they’rethe right size and type for that place;and;▸ Encourages physical activity andsocial interaction, and promotes ahealthy lifestyle.
  • 34. LEADERSHIP – CONTEXTPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 35. LEADERSHIP – CONTEXT▸ Works within the planning, physical +social context▸ A good strategic planning framework▸ Strategic policies implementedthrough a variety of means▸ Respond to the National Urban Policyobjectives and the principles outlinedin the Urban Design Protocol.▸ Work within the strategic policies andstatutory plans of the relevant State /Territory and local authoritiesSouth Bank, Brisbane, QLD, AUS
  • 36. LEADERSHIP – CONTEXT▸ It sets, or works within the strategicplanning framework▸ It integrates with the physicalenvironment, including itstopography, biodiversity, landscapeand views, existing streets andbuildings, and infrastructure;▸ It incorporates the heritage, cultureand historical context of surroundingcommunities and places; and▸ It is compatible with the surroundingsocial and economic activities.KGUV – Brisbane. Google Earth
  • 37. LEADERSHIP – ENGAGEMENTPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 38. LEADERSHIP – ENGAGEMENT▸ Relevant stakeholders, including thebroader community, should provideinput and feedback at key stages ofprocess.▸ They can help to develop the vision,review design options and providefeedback during public exhibition.QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane, QLD AUS
  • 39. LEADERSHIP – ENGAGEMENT▸ It acknowledges that urban design isprimarily about creating places forpeople;▸ It engages people in the developmentof their community; and▸ It adopts a multi-disciplinary andcollaborative approach to planningand design.Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs, Melbourne, VIC, AUS
  • 40. LEADERSHIP – EXCELLENCEPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 41. LEADERSHIP – EXCELLENCE▸ A process that embraces designexcellence requires visionaryleadership.▸ Collaboration and teamwork▸ Invest up front in quality, integratedprocesses▸ Foster a culture which criticallyassesses urban design, celebrates itsbest examples and builds designliteracy. Reward design excellence.Hibberson St, Gungahlin, Canberra, ACT, AUS
  • 42. LEADERSHIP – EXCELLENCE▸ It prioritises best practice planning,design, engineering, procurementand maintenance;▸ It champions universal design andaccessibility;▸ It integrates design, and designexpertise, from the earliest stages ofa plan or project through tocompletion; and▸ It engages competent, skilledprofessionals to design and deliver onprojects.Claisebrook Cove, East Perth, WA, AUS
  • 43. LEADERSHIP – CUSTODIANSHIPPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 44. LEADERSHIP – CUSTODIANSHIP▸ Ensure that systems are in place forongoing operations, managementand upkeep so that the place is well-maintained and sustainable over thelong term.Park St, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  • 45. LEADERSHIP – CUSTODIANSHIP▸ It recognises that communities,environments and cities arecontinually evolving and adapting;▸ It considers the wider environmental,social and economic costs andbenefits of development, operations,maintenance and disposal;▸ It ensures that the design of a placeis appropriate for its ongoingmaintenance, operations and upkeep;and▸ It incorporates strategies to reduceand adapt to climate change.Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  • 46. PROTOCOL – ROB ADAMS▸ 56:55
  • 47. Carselgrove Ave, Fitzgibbon Chase, Brisbane, QLD, AUS1. Case Study (AH) + QA Green Star Communities2. Creating Places for People - UD Protocol3. Evaluation of Case Study (Walking Tour)4. Design Review5. Discussion and closePROGRAMWhatApplication
  • 48. CASE STUDY - MEASUREPeoplePlaceLeadership
  • 49. George Street, North Strathfield, Sydney, NSW, AUS1. Case Study (AH) + QA Green Star Communities2. Creating Places for People - UD Protocol3. Evaluation of Case Study (Walking Tour)4. Design Review5. Discussion and closePROGRAMWhatApplication
  • 50. Joondalup, Perth, WA, AUSMOCK DESIGN REVIEW▸ Roles – Panel, Project Team▸ Preparation – presentation/questions▸ Introduction (5 min)▸ Project Presentation (10 min)▸ Questions from the panel (15 min)▸ Panel deliberation (20 min)▸ Recommendations and point allocation (10 min)
  • 51. Old Belvidere Prom - East Perth, WA, AUSFEEDBACK – SIX THINKING HATS1. Process (blue)2. What worked? (yellow)3. What didn’t? (black)4. What if? (green)5. Gut feel? (red)http://www.loosetooth.com/Viscom/gf/6thinkinghats.htm
  • 52. Portside Markets, Hercules Street, Brisbane, QLD, AUS7.0 DISCUSSION AND CLOSE1. Green Star Communities2. Creating Places forPeople - the Urban DesignProtocol for AustralianCities3. Design Review4. Close + Feedback