WORKSHOP #1

URBAN DESIGN GOVERNANCE
Placemaking Week Valencia, ES
12-15th June, 2019

Informal tools of urban design governance utilise the soft powers of government.  They place their users in the position of enablers, advocates or brokers rather than as regulators or direct investors in development. They include peer-review mechanisms, design competitions, publications of guidance, architectural centres, education initiatives, partnership working, research by design, and so forth.  A wide range of organisations, from governmental to civil society, specialized institutes, and private companies support both the creation and delivery of these tools.

How to ensure these tools are put in place and help delivering high quality built environment?

URBAN MAESTRO. Workshop#1. URBAN DESIGN GOVERNANCE

 

13th June, Thursday

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15.00 - 17.00h

SOFT POWER IN URBAN DESIGN GOVERNANCE: WHY, WHO AND HOW?

Why informal urban design governance?

-       Urban Maestro, the project – Frederic Saliez, UN-Habitat

-       Urban design governance and the informal tools – Matthew Carmona, University College London

Who and how?

-      Surveying informal urban design governance across Europe – Joao Bento, University College London

-      Baukultur approach: informal urban design governance tools at the national level – Christina Haas, Swiss Federal Office of

       Culture

-      Informal tools at the city scale – Sandor Finta, Former Budapest City architect

-      Externalising design governance, enabling neighbourhood rehabilitation - Aurélien Delchet, Atelier Georges

-      Introduction to EC research agenda - Maria Lina Yeroyanni, Senior Expert on Innovating Cities at DG Research and

       Innovation at the European Commission

 

55'     round table discussion and debate

          - When are informal tools preferable to formal ones?

          - At what scale is urban design governance best delivered?

          - How should governmental and non-governmental actors interact to deliver urban design governance?

 

 

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14th June, Friday

8.30 - 10.00h

URBAN MAESTRO SUPPORT & ADVISORY GROUP MEETING

(by invitation only)

15.00 - 17.00h

THE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES OF THE INFORMAL TOOLS OF URBAN DESIGN GOVERNANCE

 

The politics of urban design governance

-      Achieving political support – Kristiaan Borret, Brussels Bouwmeester Maître Architecte

 

The finance / design governance interface

-      Valencia waterfront, entrepreneurial design governance – Amparo Adelaida Tarazona Vento, University of Sheffield

-      Incentivising design quality with financial tools – Tommaso Gabrieli, University College London

 

The context for urban design governance

-      Translating ideas between contexts, learning from Toronto – James White, University of Glasgow

 

55'      round table discussion and debate

          - Bottom up or top down, how can a culture of high quality urban design be secured?

          - Can financial and design governance tools be compatible?

          - How contextually specific are the tools of informal urban design governance?

 

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Urban Maestro at the Placemaking Week Europe

2019 / 06/ 21

From the 12 to 15th June, URBAN MAESTRO participated in the Placemaking Week event in Valencia. The conference gathered multiple professionals from around the world to discuss the tools that improve the culture and quality of urban design and the challenges of applying them in different contexts, scales, economic and political situations.

Introduction to Urban design governance. Workshop #1 report

 

2019 / 08/ 01

The aim of the Urban Maestro’s Workshop #1 was to begin exploring key aspects of the project’s main themes of soft power - informal tools, with the help of relevant actors and experts, as well as to start a collective learning process within the project consortium and beyond.

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