How can we learn better?Planning anddeliveringSustainable UrbanNeighbourhoodsDr Nicholas FalkURBED
Where I come froma. Economist, strategic planner   and urbanist - Founder   Director of URBED (Urban   and Economic Develo...
Challenges for community building The UK is in a  crisis e.g. collapse  of house-building ‘ …‘lack of house-  building e...
Innovation is possible – but difficult in the UK Mixed uses e.g. Brighton’s New  England Quarter Communal space e.g. Hom...
Overcoming community apathy/opposition
The answer is to let the SUN shine in!                                   n.falk@urbed.co.uk                               ...
Changing lifestyles: Brighton New England Quarter
Changing design concepts: Design for homes, Hulme Manchester
Changing behaviour: The Cambridgeshire Quality Charter for Growth•Community, places where peoplelive out of choice and not...
European experienceoffers the best routemap
Eco-town exemplars
SUNN members
New Earswick, York
Orchard Park, Cambridge
Orchard Park masterplan
Walker Riverside, Newcastle
Walker Riverside masterplan
Ironstone and Lightmoor, Telford
Ironstone masterplan
Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods depend on Proximity to good jobs and services Realistically priced land Good infrastru...
Potential for learning together1. Sharing what does and   does not work e.g.   Lightmoor stewardship   model2. Raising sta...
Common issues for the network1.   Community: making mixed communities work2.   Connectivity: reducing car domination3.   C...
Community Engagement in planning and  delivery Social capital Places to meet                               Orchard Park...
Community engagement in Freiburg Freiburg charter:  ‘city of  neighbourhoods  with decentralised  governance’ Community ...
With more meeting places Social balance Neighbourhood design and  management e.g. Baugruppen Interim uses              ...
Connectivity Easy access? e.g. Cambridge guided  busway Walkable streets? e.g. Dickens Heath Back yards? e.g. Ironstone...
Basic infrastructure in Freiburg Good public  transit systems Narrower  residential  streets and  closes Cycle friendly...
Vauban masterplan
Character Variety of developers Different styles Quality open spaces
Branding of neighbourhoods to             appeal to different tastes           Almere                    VathorstVathorst
Climate proofing Bulk contracts for energy Higher levels of insulation CHP and waste  reutilisation SUDS and ‘making w...
Development is six times faster than the UK   Greenwich Millennium Village:   Hammarby, Stockholm:      1100 homes 1999-20...
Multiplicity of developers e.g. Amersfoort
So how does local leadership work? Development frameworks  for strategic sites Joint Venture Companies Community arts a...
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Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods- Nick Falk, URBED

  1. 1. How can we learn better?Planning anddeliveringSustainable UrbanNeighbourhoodsDr Nicholas FalkURBED
  2. 2. Where I come froma. Economist, strategic planner and urbanist - Founder Director of URBED (Urban and Economic Development) in London 1976b. Research and consultancy on sustainable development eg Cambridgeshire Quality Charter, Regeneration in European Cities, JRFc. Learning networks eg Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods Network, TEN Groupd. Co author of Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood: Building the 21st Century Home (AP 2009)
  3. 3. Challenges for community building The UK is in a crisis e.g. collapse of house-building ‘ …‘lack of house- building enabling infrastructure’ Local Growth White Paper New models are needed
  4. 4. Innovation is possible – but difficult in the UK Mixed uses e.g. Brighton’s New England Quarter Communal space e.g. Homes for Change, Hulme Open space e.g. Shenley Park Hulme Brighton New England Quarter
  5. 5. Overcoming community apathy/opposition
  6. 6. The answer is to let the SUN shine in! n.falk@urbed.co.uk www.urbed.co.uk
  7. 7. Changing lifestyles: Brighton New England Quarter
  8. 8. Changing design concepts: Design for homes, Hulme Manchester
  9. 9. Changing behaviour: The Cambridgeshire Quality Charter for Growth•Community, places where peoplelive out of choice and not necessity,creating healthy communities with agood quality of life.•Connectivity, places that are well-connected enable easy access for all tojobs and services using sustainablemodes.•Climate, Places that anticipate climatechange in ways that enhance thedesirability of the development andminimise environmental impact.•Character, Places with distinctiveneighbourhoods and where peoplecreate ‘pride of place’
  10. 10. European experienceoffers the best routemap
  11. 11. Eco-town exemplars
  12. 12. SUNN members
  13. 13. New Earswick, York
  14. 14. Orchard Park, Cambridge
  15. 15. Orchard Park masterplan
  16. 16. Walker Riverside, Newcastle
  17. 17. Walker Riverside masterplan
  18. 18. Ironstone and Lightmoor, Telford
  19. 19. Ironstone masterplan
  20. 20. Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods depend on Proximity to good jobs and services Realistically priced land Good infrastructure up front Responsiveness to demand Careful management Orchard Park, Cambridge
  21. 21. Potential for learning together1. Sharing what does and does not work e.g. Lightmoor stewardship model2. Raising standards e.g. Orchard Park3. Supporting innovation e.g. JRT at Derwenthorpe4. Influencing policy e.g. evidence on Localism Bill
  22. 22. Common issues for the network1. Community: making mixed communities work2. Connectivity: reducing car domination3. Climate proofing: making technical innovation work4. Character: creating distinctive places5. Collaboration: enabling the public sector to lead
  23. 23. Community Engagement in planning and delivery Social capital Places to meet Orchard Park, Cambridge
  24. 24. Community engagement in Freiburg Freiburg charter: ‘city of neighbourhoods with decentralised governance’ Community ownership of sports facilities, churches and natural spaces e.g. trees Greater use of coops
  25. 25. With more meeting places Social balance Neighbourhood design and management e.g. Baugruppen Interim uses Rieselfeld, Freiburg Kronsberg, Hanover Rieselfeld, Freiburg
  26. 26. Connectivity Easy access? e.g. Cambridge guided busway Walkable streets? e.g. Dickens Heath Back yards? e.g. Ironstone Orchard Park, Cambridge
  27. 27. Basic infrastructure in Freiburg Good public transit systems Narrower residential streets and closes Cycle friendly Communally run green spaces
  28. 28. Vauban masterplan
  29. 29. Character Variety of developers Different styles Quality open spaces
  30. 30. Branding of neighbourhoods to appeal to different tastes Almere VathorstVathorst
  31. 31. Climate proofing Bulk contracts for energy Higher levels of insulation CHP and waste reutilisation SUDS and ‘making water your friend’
  32. 32. Development is six times faster than the UK Greenwich Millennium Village: Hammarby, Stockholm: 1100 homes 1999-2008 6700 homes 1999-2008
  33. 33. Multiplicity of developers e.g. Amersfoort
  34. 34. So how does local leadership work? Development frameworks for strategic sites Joint Venture Companies Community arts and sports associations Greater fiscal autonomy Municipal banks e.g. BMG Housing coops Working together Freiburg

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