Rethinking Masterplanning explores new holistic approaches to masterplanning that aim to address the unpredictable nature of development, and accommodate elements of change in a socio-demographic context. This book reviews the latest debates, research and practice and includes expanded discussions of key areas such as adaptive and synergistic masterplanning, collaboration and co-production in masterplanning, and typological and plot based masterplanning.
Today’s complex systems of development require an integrated approach for dealing with changes in place to bring desired longer-term impacts and benefits, and become the basis of future professional development practice. Rethinking Masterplanning seeks to challenge conventional ideas, to reflect on the nature of the masterplanning process from visioning and collaboration to delivery and assessment, and to learn from practice around the globe.
Contributions from leading theorists and practitioners explore:
• the experience of masterplanning in different contexts including the UK, Europe, Middle East, China and the USA to offer best practice guidance
• includes case studies and full colour illustrations help demonstrate the application of the concepts discussed
• the catalysts of change and renewal, and the global and local contexts and processes within which masterplanning as ‘placemaking’ occurs
• how higher quality development and quality places can be achieved through the use of masterplanning as a tool for collaboration and co-production with communities.
• the traditional concept of masterplanning by both adapting it to the present and using it as a tool to benefit the future
• emerging placemaking practice and offers guidance on a more dynamic and resilient masterplanning process
• the role of sustainability assessment in the masterplanning process
• the challenge facing built environment professionals engaged in masterplanning and the call for a new professionalism
Written in a clear and accessible matter, the approaches described throughout this book are relevant to all professionals and researchers involved in planning and designing the urban environment, such as urban planners, urbanists, urban designers, architects, policy makers, developers as well as local communities.
About the editors
About the contributors
Changing approaches to masterplanning
Plot-based masterplanning: theory and practice
Masterplanning by and for the urban shared mind: towards a ‘neighbourhood 3.0’
From masterplanning to adaptive planning: conceptual frameworks and social mediatory instruments
Collaboration and co-production with communities in masterplanning
The client role in masterplanning
Building the legacy of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games: in pursuit of clarity in masterplanning
Changing the masterplanning paradigm for China’s urban future
Reframing masterplanning in the Middle East
Identifying trends in masterplanning: a typological classification system
The role of sustainability assessment in the masterplanning process
Masterplanning for change: design as a way to create the conditions for time-sensitive placemaking
Built environment professionals and the call for a ‘new’ professionalism