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Rethinking Masterplanning: Creating Quality Places

Husam AlWaer; Barbara Illsley
University of Dundee

Price: £ 60.00

ISBN: 9780727760715
Format: Limp Cover
Publish Date: 22/06/2017
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Page Size: 246x189 mm
Number of Pages: 256

Rethinking Masterplanning: Creating Quality Places


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


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