The human dimension in urban development
The lecture will be about strategic urban planning & design and how to engage people into the planning process
• Strategic urban planning & design and how to engage people into the planning process
• importance of design thinking and short term interventions to short quick results
• Inclusion of private sector without losing public interests
• the importance of a multi-sectorial planning approach in the project-design
• the urban design tool-box of “Hard, Soft- and Orgware” towardst the implementation of urban projects
Comments & discussion
Panel 1A: Integrated Urban Development – Lessons learnt and post -2020 Perspectives
The panel discussion will focus on the current state of play in the field of sustainable urban development, on the national, regional and EU level.
It will explore the possibilities and options to promote integrated urban development among wider range of policy stakeholders with special attention to the next EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework.
Why should cities invest more of their capacities and time in developing participative governance models? How can we foster better and more efficient coordination among different levels of government? When can we expect capitalisation and spill-over effects from the activities under Urban agenda for EU? What can we learn from cities that were utilizing integrated approach in their policies and how can we implement those lessons in 2021-2027 period? Who is the example of good practice in the implementation of ITI mechanism?
Panel 1B: Post Tourism City – Reshaping Planning and Management Strategies
The impact of tourism industry on more or less fragile city structures and practices makes us rethink the ways we are addressing the development of highly touristified areas.
Shrinking of economic, cultural and social diversity leads to deurbanization, but not de-growth, excluding both city governance and citizens in active participating in urban life. Discussing the possible approaches and strategies that should restore the balance and enable us to reclaim the city, is the core topic of this panel.
Panel 1C: Wearing The Seven Mile Boots
The value of time is higher than ever and saving it has become a key criterion in our various daily choices.
In many ways, the advanced technologies enabled us to get things done by a simple ‘click’. However, our (non-virtual) mobility needs still exist and grow, together with our expectations related to the comfort and effectiveness of long- and short- distance trips. How does the mobility-related time consumption shape the cities and what can the cities do to meet the needs of future generations – the ones wanting everything here and now?
Panel 1D: Public Participation In New Settings
The panel will predominantly bridge the gap between the cultural habits in public participation and creating public space in western European countries and the Slavic republics that are relatively new to democratic governance.
Three practitioners will present their methodology through study cases, specifically the tools they use to initiate public participation, what results have they had and what obstacles they face in the process. The red thread are the processes that take place behind the results, emphasizing the support system needed for ensuring successful implementation and avoiding stagnation of projects.
The goal of the panel is to discuss ways and tools to instigate and manage urban renewal projects, and give suggestions that would improve the further continuation of projects in the specific cultural setting.
Placemaking in public spaces as a practical approach to create momentum for integrated urban development
Public spaces, including streets, are the arteries for city living. Placemaking encapsulates participatory approaches and practices to improve and increase utility of public spaces.
Many urban designers and city planners/officials now see their role as enablers of place- and city-making. They are aware of the need for a comprehensive engagement with key local role players before starting the design process. Many are committed to co-design and co-create with local communities throughout the planning, design and build process. In this context, active citizens and local communities are grasping the opportunity to initiate local projects that will improve their public spaces by working with such urban designers and city officials.
This session will explore the sensitivities of participation in urban planning and design processes and the ‘ownership’ (rights and responsibilities) that is inferred on citizens to manage and improve public spaces.
Comments & discussion
Panel 2A: Re-Activations – From Old Spaces To New Places, Cultures, Communities And Governance
Four different projects (from Almada, Valencia, Trieste and Dubrovnik) that reactivate underused spaces through culture and community engagement will be presented.
Each project has a different scale – from specific buildings to area developments – and approach – top-down or bottom-up, but all of them share an emphasis on civic engagement, inclusion and culture and face similar challenges.
Panel 2B: Integrative Sustainable Planning Of Urban Areas – Cesba Med Approach
The workshop is intended for city administration professionals and experts in wide scope of sustainability issues - technical, organisational and financial.
Integrative urban planning is a process of identifying constraints and targets and setting scenarios for improving living conditions and infrastructure availablity of specific urban areas (neighbourhoods).
Aim of the workshop is to transfer knowledge on sustainable urban development methodologies, practices, tools and decision making proces developed and tested in CESBA MED project. The CESBA MED approach is based on common sustainability framework and use of assessment tools for comparing and ranking various urban development scenarios.
In the workshop, common sustainability framework and key sustainability indicators will be introduced. The sustainability assessment of the Mravince neighborhood for current situation and after improvement scenarios will be presented. Two discussion gropus will be formed to discuss the practical use of sustainability indicators in urban and energy planning. Results of discussions will be presented in plenary session, followed by cross-group discussion on specific experience of participants in urban development and then the main conclusions will be formulated.
Panel 2C: How Can Children Co-Create Our Public Spaces?
By 2030 it is expected that nearly 5 billion people will live in cities. Can you imagine how many children will grow up in an urban environment? What is the importance of public space for children?
(Urban) public space is getting scarce. What are the main problems and challenges for children and youth regarding public spaces, spaces where they can play, move and learn? Do we understand enough of their needs and wishes in relation to public space for them? Are children and youth sufficiently involved in co-creation of spaces for play and public space in general? Do the children and youth know enough about public spaces and are they aware of its importance? What can be done to improve education on this topic and what can be done to involve children & youth more in all these processes?
If you are interested in finding answers to these questions, try to do this using Learning by Doing Method with us.
Panel 2D: Citizens Participation In The Process Of Improving Public Space
The panel will share five stories from cities across Europe (Amarante, Wroclaw, Nagykanizsa, Sarajevo, Šibenik) about citizens participation in the process of improving public space.
How to evaluate the competitiveness of public spaces and create improvement actions involving citizens? How to develop genuine people powered services through collaborative citizen engagement? How to maintain the vitality of cities and citizens? Examples will try to show that the long-term process of generating energy around the project inevitably leads to real spatial changes and creating the real common space.
Wrap-up day 1 & intro to day 2
Workshops – transfer
3A: Northern Perimeter >>> 8:30-8:45 – Domovinskog rata street & Stinice street, near Giros ćevap
3B: Walkable heritage – Split 3 >>> 8:30 – Plateau on the west side of department store Prima 3 / Pitarello
3C: Šibenik >>> 8:00 – Bus terminal Sukoišanska
3D: Zadar >>> 7:30 – Bus terminal Sukoišanska
Workshop 3A: Northern Perimeter – Response(-)Ability
>>> Departure: 8:30-8:45; Domovinskog rata street and Stinice street, near Giros ćevapi. Split stretches the boundaries of possible, imaginable, real, legal and surreal in its spatial development on an almost daily basis. It does so due to the structural lack of responsibility in spatial planning. Consequentially, the city is thriving on the edge of collapse.
The workshop will try to turn the negativities of this perspective into optimistic potentials. It deals with so-called North Perimeter of the city which includes shipyard, suburban train station, brownfields and inaccessible waterfronts in the north of the city. This part of the city will become a new zone for urban development, as well as the space for speculation, relatively soon. The visions already anticipate metro, light rail, towers, bridges, CBDs, but the transparency and inclusion of citizens in creating these places are non-existent. We aim to (1) discuss how to make this one-third of the city accessible and planned with the citizens and (2) bring light to the role of responsibility in spatial planning. We will do so by creating a physical model that explores different potential priorities in this chaotic space through roles of narratives, power positions and chaos in the process of production of space.
Workshop 3B: Walkable Heritage: Public Spaces Of Split 3
>>> Departure: 8:30, Plateau on the west side of the department store Prima 3 / Pitarello The workshop will be located in the urban area of “Split 3” - a colloquial name for planned expansion of the city of Split, housing 50 000 new residents during economic boom in late 60s and 70s.
By joining this workshop hosted by Teserakt (Croatia) you will get to know the story behind this vast urban plan presented last year in New York’s MoMA, how it revokes ancient Roman heritage older than Diocletian’s Palace itself, why it is different than other similar urban planning concepts in the region, what public amenities it contains, why it was left unfinished and what Jane Jacobs has to do with it all. Participants will get a chance to immerse themselves in the subject through an urban promenade under expert guidance, where they will get to know the problems in the area as well as some of its residents as actors of change. The promenade will be followed by group work inside the premises of the District’s Council with the main aim to propose strategies and solutions for improving walkability and accessibility of the area in the context of creating a post-touristic city.
Workshop 3C: City Transformation – From Industrial Past To Tourist Future
>>> max. 35 participants, departure from Split on terminal Sukoišanska at 08:00, arrival back at main venue at 14:30
Šibenik successfully transformed from industrial to touristic city in what is considered a turbulent period. The backbone of tourism development is a rich historical heritage with two UNESCO monuments and old city core. Workshop seeks to answers questions such as; how to manage growing tourism, make a peace between tourists and local residents and preserve cultural heritage for generations to come.
Workshop 3D: Public Space Observations And Ideas Workshop – Riva
>>> max. 35 participants, departure from Split on bus terminal Sukoišanska at 07:30, arrival back at main venue at 15:00
Participants will visit the Riva area in Zadar to gain an understanding of the role and use of public spaces in this specific context, with a view to apply insights gained to their own cities. Participants will engage with local facilitators who are residents of Zadar and who have an interest in the improvement of the experience of the old town of Zadar for residents and visitors.
The ‘character’ of the centres of smaller cities/large towns is often perceived as the quality of the offering for residents and visitors measured in terms of the physical appearance of shops, the streetscape, open spaces and ‘monuments’ (objects of interest) and in addition, the range of activities of people using these public places. This workshop will give participants tools to make place observations. The workshop will further outline good placemaking practices of improving public spaces which require citizen actions as well as engagement by the local authority and other local players (e.g. businesses, schools etc.).
Travel back to conference venue
Panel 4A: Innovative Methodologies For Urban Spatial Interventions – Creating Public Spaces That Communities Value
Public spaces are important since they connect communities, engender public debate, promote social inclusion and enhance the quality of life.
Planning processes related to public spaces are complex and thus need to be carried out with special attention. The growing interest in placemaking as a social process calls for new approaches to urban design, planning and governance. Contributors of this workshop will present and share their work and practical experience in the field of modern public spaces planning and community engagement with an emphasis on participatory approaches. Dynamic and interactive workshops will encourage participants to implement tools learned at the workshop in their daily work and engagement in urban planning and development.
Panel 4B: What Would It Actually Mean To Implement A Participatory Budgeting In Your City?
A hands-on workshop that builds your knowledge on the principles and mechanics of PB.
We will walk you through a full PB preparation process, develop your practical skills for facilitating PB, and offer insights into challenges and ways to overcome them. Strengthen your skills, explore this tool and learn how it benefits local governments and the broader community. The workshop will be led by project creators and coordinators of the PB process in City of Dubrovnik.
Panel 4C: Mobility For Liveable Towns And Cities
Placemaking is difficult to consider without changing the mobility culture.
How to make sure that mobility solutions meet the needs of their users while allowing for livable public spaces and rich social interactions? How to introduce new mobility solutions without sparking protests? And how to learn from past mistakes? In this session we will hear about the innovative solutions from towns and cities in Poland, Slovenia and Croatia and learn how changing mobility culture contributes to placemaking in small and medium sized towns and cities.
Panel 4D: Public Spaces Of The City Of Split – Transformation Analyses As A Path Towards New Perspectives
This panel's role and objective is to present the current portrait of the city of Split using a series of critical reviews of diverse particular spaces that either lost or are struggling to regain their main public features.
Public space constitutes a formative element of the city that materializes the social component of its life. It is embodied in its spatial form, function, accessibility, social cohesion and freedom of use. Observation of public space within the framework of various stages of city development is the prerequisite to recognition of paradigmatic implementation models of open public spaces regulation within the city.
- Access to the whole conference program (2 plenary sessions, 12 thematic sessions, participation at one of the 4 on-site workshops) and covers the costs of two lunches, coffee breaks, working materials, travel to Šibenik and Zadar workshops and invitation to the closing networking event on Friday evening.
*VAT not applicable
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