Ian Mulcahey. Global Practice Leader. Urban & Planing Design

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Ian Mulcahey. Global Practice Leader. Urban & Planing Design

  1. 1. Ian MulcaheyGlobal Practice LeaderPlanning & Urban DesignGensler December 2010
  2. 2. Hyde Park, London Central Park, New York Park Vorob’evy Gory, Moscow
  3. 3. Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE
  4. 4. Saadiyat IslandAbu Dhabi, UAE
  5. 5. Saadiyat IslandAbu Dhabi, UAE
  6. 6. Vasilievsky Island Master Plan, St Petersburg
  7. 7. Vasilievsky Island Master Plan,St Petersburg
  8. 8. Clyde Gateway Master Plan, Glasgow, UK
  9. 9. Heydar Aliev Prospekt, Baku Azerbaijan
  10. 10. Heydar Aliev Prospekt, Baku Azerbaijan
  11. 11. O2 Arena Greenwich Peninsula, UK
  12. 12. New Darling Park, Competition, Sydney Australia
  13. 13. Future City
  14. 14. Finding One: Open space is an intrinsicpart of people’s lives 70% of respondents using open spaces at least once a week and almost one third using it every day. Only 3% said they never used open space. Respondents at the director–level & above use open spaces more frequently than managers and those in more junior positions
  15. 15. Finding two: All believe in the commercialvalue of open spaceThe survey results indicate a strong correlation between the qualityof an open space, its usage and assessment of value.
  16. 16. Open Space Provision: The Ideal FormulaJust to maintain the provision of open space at the current ratio, Londonwill need an additional 1100 ha of open space, which is equivalent to fiveParks the size of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The ideal formula by Patrick Abercrombie 1.62 ha / 1000 people
  17. 17. London River Park
  18. 18. London River Park
  19. 19. Vorobiev Hills Ferris Wheel, Moscow
  20. 20. Vorobiev Hills Ferris Wheel, Moscow
  21. 21. Future City Planning?Plan the buildings and Plan the Spaces.Ensure a hierarchy of open spacePlan the Great Parks.Open space isn’t just for the residents.Urban open space needs to be activatedand managed
  22. 22. The buildings willcome and go butthe squares, theparks and themajor civicspaces have ahabit of remaining T
  23. 23. Gensler December 2010

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