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Place leadership council, Matthew Carmona - Design Network Conference

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Presentation from Design Network Conference 21st May 2014

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Place leadership council, Matthew Carmona - Design Network Conference

  1. 1. Towards a Place Council for England Prof. Matthew Carmona The Bartlett School of Planning
  2. 2. A PLACE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
  3. 3. Governmentandindustryled
  4. 4. Devisingplacepolicy
  5. 5. Workingacrossgovernment
  6. 6. Supportingproactiveplanning
  7. 7. NOT A NEW CABE
  8. 8. CABE and New Labour
  9. 9. A Conservative project RFAC
  10. 10. The old boys club on St James’s Square
  11. 11. Open Source Planning, Green Paper ‘“The quality of the built environment is crucial in creating liveable communities. We want to encourage the creation of buildings which are practical, sustainable, affordable and attractive, and also deliver social goals, for instance by ‘designing out’ crime. We must promote the highest standards of architecture and design. Not only is this a desirable end in itself, but it is an important factor in encouraging communities to support new development”
  12. 12. And fine words in the NPPF
  13. 13. A constrained role envisaged Design review Enabling Education Campaigning Research
  14. 14. Leadership is now required
  15. 15. CABE AND BEYOND
  16. 16. Evaluating the governance of design in the built environment www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/ planning/research/
  17. 17. CABE … not universally popular “By the end CABE had pretty much alienated everyone which perhaps explained its demise”
  18. 18. An organisation with impact
  19. 19. Monolith or minnow?
  20. 20. DeliveringforGovernment
  21. 21. Arockandahardplace
  22. 22. Independent?
  23. 23. A PLACE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL?
  24. 24. Filling the leadership gap
  25. 25. Not of, for, or beholden to Government
  26. 26. Six critical dimensions Purpose Approach Tools Authority Governance Funding
  27. 27. 1.Purpose ‘To promote, support and protect the quality and experience of place in the public built environment’
  28. 28. 2. Approach (leadership not delivery) INNOVATION
  29. 29. 3. Tools
  30. 30. Conducting research, advocacy and campaigning around key place-based issues, not least the value of design A national centre for excellence, maintaining an on-line Design Portal of practice guidance, case studies, design review services, etc.; and providing a central point for on-going debate and exchange Supporting design enabling through grant- making to suitably qualified organisations to conduct this service
  31. 31. The power to direct schemes to be design reviewed on the basis of representations (although explicitly not to conduct design review services itself) Statutory ‘open source’ consultee for design projects of exceptional national significance, either because of their prominence as projects or because of their role representing a particular set of design concerns.
  32. 32. The power to hold Public Design Inquiries, and to call key players to hold them to account over design issues, including Government departments, industry leaders, etc. An annual State of Place report, a rolling audit of design and place quality in different regions and/or markets Commissioning, coordinating or endorsing nationally important competitions, policy, guidance, standards and awards
  33. 33. 4. Authority (a Royal Charter and a duty on Government)
  34. 34. 5. Governance •  PLACES professions (incorporating surveying) •  Government representatives (the PLACE advisors) •  Local government •  Design Network •  The development industry •  Neutral parties (media, academia, amenity societies, civil society)
  35. 35. 6. Funding (surcharge on planning fees) 1%
  36. 36. 6. Funding (boosted with project funding) 100%
  37. 37. AND WHAT ABOUT THE NAME?
  38. 38. Place Leadership Council … or Place Leadership Council ?
  39. 39. … Place Council for England
  40. 40. PlaCE … Place Council for England
  41. 41. PlaCE http://goo.gl/AcHNhu

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