Seven things Smart Planning can do for all of us – Part 2 of 7
Part 2 of Seven key considerations to bring Urban Planning into the Smart City world and take advantage of new digital technologies to the benefit of people and urban citizens.
There is a lot to be done to transform incomprehensible urban plans into communicative plans for the future of the city. It is now easier than ever before - and it is necessary to make people passionate and engaged about their cities. Why not just do it?
Seven things Smart Planning can do for all of us – Part 1 of 7
No urban settlement should be without a smart vision: the expression of the collective appreciation of the assets and sense of direction of the place in which we live and belong. And to be truly ‘Smart’, the vision should be the essential mandate of the development plan, and pin down what the plan is supposed to try and achieve.
Why not experiment with C2C plan making?
We should perhaps stop trying to engage people through a failing representative system in a bureaucratic and often incomprehensible process like Local Plan production.
Should we not instead try to capture initiatives that actually people are interested in, and use them as a foundation for planning? This way, people lead with their interests, and we follow with the system and translate into planning form.