Cities Building for Change Research Project for the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC) Keltie Craig UBC SCARP Dec.1...
Agenda <ul><li>1. Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>2. Drivers of Change </li></ul><ul><li>- Physical </li></ul><ul><li>-Soci...
Introduction <ul><li>Urbanization: </li></ul><ul><li>60% of world’s population will live in cities by 2030 </li></ul><ul><...
Drivers of Change <ul><li>Physical and Social/Cultural Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>-Climate Chang...
Drivers of Change <ul><li>Physical and Social/Cultural Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>-Aging ...
Case Study: Public Art in Portland <ul><li>Art and Planning –  </li></ul><ul><li>part of larger discussion about the share...
Case Study: Green Permitting in Chicago Green Permit Program provides developers and owners with an incentive to build gre...
Case Study: Public Realm Planning in Glasgow <ul><li>Glasgow City Centre Millennium Plan Public Realm Programme – Phase 1 ...
Idea Bits <ul><li>Visual dictionary of firecracker ideas </li></ul>
Experimental Space:  Brooklyn Parking Lot – to – Plaza   Pearl Street Triangle Plaza, a similar project  Willoughby Pedest...
Mobile Community Tea House   The T-Horse is a winged vehicle that travels to and transforms neighborhood events throughout...
Design for a changing demographic: children   Colourful panels are hung at a child’s eye level to create a more visually s...
“ Living Smart”: In-fill houses in Portland, OR   Vargas Plan, 1700 square feet
Car-Free Streets in France: Paris Plage   Pedestrians enjoy the Paris Plage
Retractable Bollards:  Controlled Access Pedestrian Zones   Rising bollards near Darwin College, Cambridge.  Removable bol...
Festival Streets   Davis Festival Street, Portland, OR
Water and Change: Stormwater Management and Recreation   Children's Rain Garden in Arlington VA.  Fountains at Hastings Pa...
Park(ing) Day, San Francisco
Swing Space, New York City
Outdoor Market, Paris
 
Photo: Frank Ducote
Photo Frank Ducote
 
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  • Cities Built For Change: Adapting our Public Realm

    1. 1. Cities Building for Change Research Project for the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC) Keltie Craig UBC SCARP Dec.19, 2007 VCPC Public Realm Subcommittee
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>1. Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>2. Drivers of Change </li></ul><ul><li>- Physical </li></ul><ul><li>-Social/Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>3. Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>-Portland </li></ul><ul><li>-Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>-Glasgow </li></ul><ul><li>4. “Idea Bits” </li></ul><ul><li>5. Questions/Comments </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Urbanization: </li></ul><ul><li>60% of world’s population will live in cities by 2030 </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSE: </li></ul><ul><li>Building for Change </li></ul><ul><li>-Flexible, temporary, moveable architecture </li></ul><ul><li>-Adaptable public space </li></ul><ul><li>-Supportive public policies </li></ul>
    4. 4. Drivers of Change <ul><li>Physical and Social/Cultural Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>-Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>-Peak Oil </li></ul><ul><li>-Energy Efficiency in Material and Construction </li></ul><ul><li>-Developable Land Supply Constraints </li></ul>
    5. 5. Drivers of Change <ul><li>Physical and Social/Cultural Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>-Aging Population </li></ul><ul><li>-Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural Societies </li></ul><ul><li>-Non-Traditional Family Structures & Living Arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>-Politics of Development </li></ul><ul><li>-Advances in Communication Technology </li></ul><ul><li>-Search for Personal Meaning </li></ul>
    6. 6. Case Study: Public Art in Portland <ul><li>Art and Planning – </li></ul><ul><li>part of larger discussion about the shared values of the city. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Visions </li></ul><ul><li>3. Support for Artists </li></ul>Pod , 2002. P.Beeman Intersection Repair
    7. 7. Case Study: Green Permitting in Chicago Green Permit Program provides developers and owners with an incentive to build green by streamlining the permit process timeline for their projects. more green building elements = shorter timeline to get permit Chicago's first green roof, atop City Hall
    8. 8. Case Study: Public Realm Planning in Glasgow <ul><li>Glasgow City Centre Millennium Plan Public Realm Programme – Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>-Perimeter Gateway Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Address the Civic Squares </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Retail Streets </li></ul>
    9. 9. Idea Bits <ul><li>Visual dictionary of firecracker ideas </li></ul>
    10. 10. Experimental Space: Brooklyn Parking Lot – to – Plaza Pearl Street Triangle Plaza, a similar project Willoughby Pedestrian Plaza, Brooklyn
    11. 11. Mobile Community Tea House The T-Horse is a winged vehicle that travels to and transforms neighborhood events throughout the city during the summer months.
    12. 12. Design for a changing demographic: children Colourful panels are hung at a child’s eye level to create a more visually stimulating environment Stairways have multi-level railings so small children can learn to climb stairs
    13. 13. “ Living Smart”: In-fill houses in Portland, OR Vargas Plan, 1700 square feet
    14. 14. Car-Free Streets in France: Paris Plage Pedestrians enjoy the Paris Plage
    15. 15. Retractable Bollards: Controlled Access Pedestrian Zones Rising bollards near Darwin College, Cambridge. Removable bollard, Seattle, WA
    16. 16. Festival Streets Davis Festival Street, Portland, OR
    17. 17. Water and Change: Stormwater Management and Recreation Children's Rain Garden in Arlington VA. Fountains at Hastings Park, Vancouver BC
    18. 18. Park(ing) Day, San Francisco
    19. 19. Swing Space, New York City
    20. 20. Outdoor Market, Paris
    21. 22. Photo: Frank Ducote
    22. 23. Photo Frank Ducote

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