The quality of urban places in cities is typically not the product of a single intervention but results from the accumulation over time of a complex combination of factors, behaviours, and decisions from multiple stakeholders.
URBAN MAESTRO looks at the ways European cities are being designed and financed, focusing on innovative ways of generating and implementing urban spatial quality.
URBAN MAESTRO focuses on the "soft power" modalities of urban design governance and those approaches where public authorities act in a semi-formal or informal capacity as enablers or brokers rather than through regulatory or direct investment powers.
(c) Jonathan Ortegat
1. map out the informal design governance landscape in jurisdictions across Europe
2. drill down into the exemplary practices via a series of pan-European workshops
3. compare the experiences in Europe to international practices
4. use the initiative to build a long-term network for peer-to-peer collaboration and learning
5. support policy uptake focused on the drive to urban quality across Europe and globally
URBAN MAESTRO AIMS TO
Urban Maestro is an initiative of a consortium comprised of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), University College London (UCL) and Brussels bouwmeester maître architecte (BMA), supported by the European Commission.
SOFTENING THE PROCESSES
ACTION FOR FUTURE
HOW TO DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY URBAN DESIGN?
with James White
BAUKULTUR. PROMOTING BUILDING CULTURE IN EUROPE
with Christina Haas
CONNECTING CONCEPTS TO WIDER CONTEXT
with Aurélien Delchet