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CAN LOCAL ADMINISTRATIONS EVER BE EFFECTIVE AT URBAN PLANNING?

How to deliver the 'public good' without any 'public funds'....

CAN LOCAL ADMINISTRATIONS EVER BE EFFECTIVE AT URBAN PLANNING?

The production of Local Plans is well outdated. Lengthy, expensive, obscure… The evidence of planning failure is all around us. In London, one of the richest and most dynamic cities in the world, there is shortage of housing, unreasonable living costs, real risks your kids will not have a school place unless you create a school yourself, cost-cutting driven hospital closures irrespective of needs, etc.

 

TIME TO RETHINK - LOCAL PLANS ARE NO LONGER FIT FOR PURPOSE!

We created a system that is now strangling our cities...

TIME TO RETHINK - LOCAL PLANS ARE NO LONGER FIT FOR PURPOSE!

Traditional plan making is born of the Modern Period, when priorities were sanitation and housing for the poor. It has never been reconceptualised for the digital era. It is slow, bureaucratic and easily outdated. Is it still fit to deliver any ‘public good’? 

MY THREE DAYS AT THE S3C SMART CITY AND COUNTRY CONGRESS IN PARIS

A journey of European discoveries

MY THREE DAYS AT THE S3C SMART CITY AND COUNTRY CONGRESS IN PARIS

I was there to talk about Smart Planning . I was interested in what Smart City experts actually thought of the opportunities to have a different, dynamic and real-time, urban plan. Well, I had lots of conversations, some sceptical nods and some wide-open ‘revelation’-style bright eyes. Not much further insights, however….