Creative Suburban Geographies - Marcus Foth

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Creative Suburban Geographies - Marcus Foth

  1. 1. The Second Life of Urban Planning? Using Neogeography Tools for Community Engagement Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth Principal Research Fellow Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation Queensland University of Technology m.foth@qut.edu.au CCI, 12 Nov 2009 People Urban Informatics? Sociology Community Social Capital Social Networks Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future: Community & Community & Embedding Narrative and New Media in Urban Place Neighbourhoods Technology Planning Online Communities Urban Sociology Community Networks Greg Hearn Community System Design Marcus Foth Urban Studies Informatics Bhishna Bajracharya Media and Kerry Mallan Locative Communication Helen Klaebe Residential Media Place Architecture Technology with Tony Stevenson, Ruth Greenaway, Greg Young Information Technology Place & This research is supported under the Australian Research Council’s Linkage funding scheme (LP0882274). Technology The multicultural diversity of cities, the need to understand differing ways of life, ... and insurgent planning processes where people take their own initiatives with regards to governance, will reveal a diversity of urban experiences... The access to this information is not necessarily through reports and documents, but may have to be gained through oral histories, story-telling, and poetry. Odendaal, N. (2006). Towards the Digital City in South Africa: Issues and Constraints. Journal of Urban Technology, 13 (3), 29-48, p. 36.
  2. 2. LOWER MILL WOODWORK COMPLEX Refer Detail Area 1 As urban planners grapple with effective methods to HOOP PINE GROVE stimulate social sustainability in the ‘art of city PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASS making’, through urban renewal or development RIPARIAN CORRIDOR Supplement existing vegetation with projects, more are recognising that history and native riparian tree planting COOROY CREEK Revegetation with native vegetation creativity can make great partners. to stabilise creek banks and maintain open view lines between library and mill DISPLAY LAWN complex DISPLAY LAWN POSSIBLE DROP-OFF AREA FOR THOSE USING PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASS Landry, C. (2007). Visual Sensecape of the City. Proceedings of the Urban Directions: Seeing the City Conference, Keynote Lecture, 7 March, PLANTED EMBANKMENTS Queensland University of Technology: Centre for Subtropical Design. T Refer Detail Area 2 Gentle mounding down to display lawn. E Incorporate bands of groundcover E R planting T S A R A HOOP PINE GROVE R A M M A FUTURE COMMUNITY P L USE BUILDINGS E Reference original building footprints in S construction. T R E E T FROG GULLY Remove extensive camphor laurel groves COOROY LIBRARY AND to open up views between library and Lower Mill buildings GLOBAL CONNECTION CENTRE (EXISTING) EARTHWORKS +105.7 Turf mound overlooking the sawmill area +105.3 for viewing sawmilling demonstration events. HOOP PINE GROVES Groves frame carpark and link to creek corridor . CONCRETE CARPARK Ensure complete coverage of contaminated area under. Provide bollards along edge to separate carpark from pedestrian path. HARDS TAND +106.1 ACROS S SHEET FLOW +106.15 FUTURE +105.8 BUILDING ROAD BASE FORECOURT +106.2 SAWMILL TEMPORARY RAMP DEMONSTRATION AREA HOPPER BUILDING WOODWORKER’S Incorporate fencing around KILN COURTYARD COTTAGE +106.50 +106.845 TURF +106.5 COURT GR AS +106.00 EXISTING BOILER +105.15 S SHED BUILDING SW +106.72 AL E PATH Path separates turf from rehabilitated creek bank. Retain concrete and sawmill remnants as a reminder of +106.1 industrial heritage +104.15 E S1 FUTUR E BRIDG FR A M E V IE W +105.25 S TO K IL N RETAIN EXISTING CAUSEWAY FR SHED OVERFLOW AREA AM Incorporate concrete over contaminated FOREST TIMBER GROVE E V area under. Screen from main pathway Grid planting of native timber species. Incorporate wide with native shrub and small tree planting. bands of low groundcovers below and interpretation signage IE Maintain access. Future solar kiln about species relating to the history of the mill. WS location TO NOOSA HISTORY FORECOURT COOROY CREEK DETAIL PLAN Remove existing camphor laurels. K IL Red brick pave with tall timber totems from 1:200 AT A1 Incorporate low-growing native species recycled components placed around concrete N to stabilise creek banks and maintain blocks for seating, and creative history mosiacs views to kiln PLACE Design Group Pty Ltd Level 1, 282 Wickham Street Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006 AUSTRALIA COOROY LOWER MILL T+ 61 7 3852 3922 LANDSCAPE CONCEPT MASTER PLAN DWG F+ 61 7 3852 4766
  3. 3. Second Life allows users to immerse themselves in an environment and engage in synchronous dialogue and production with other graphically represented users. It allows for group authorship, which better enables a sense of collective ownership in a space or object. And unlike professional design programs, it affords users a sense of playfulness and allows them to experiment with designs and concepts that have little connection to empirical reality. When we’re asked about Hub2, people often question why we would spend our time building a virtual Boston when the real Boston has so many problems. Second Life is a fascinating world unto itself, but in building and inhabiting its spaces, it reveals more about existing social worlds than it does about a virtual replacement to those worlds. And in affording its users the opportunity to build and play in a collaborative environment, it has the potential of generating politically viable groups around almost every element of our designed world. Gordon, E., & Koo, G. (2008). Placeworlds: Using Virtual Worlds to Foster Civic Engagement. Space and Culture, 11(3), 204-221.
  4. 4. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/26007/ Thank you Please join the urban informatics group on facebook: tinyurl.com/fbqutui Assoc. Prof. Marcus Foth Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation Queensland University of Technology m.foth@qut.edu.au www.urbaninformatics.net This research is supported under the Australian Research Council’s Linkage funding scheme (LP0882274).

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