Notes for presentation at Transport & Housing conference:
To understand where we are & where we need to go, we first need to understand where we come from. And where we come from is a relationship with the car that has fragmented cities & damaged lives.
Transport & housing
– mental health
– social unrest.
The irony. The paradox.
We have never been as connected.
We have never been as spatially segregated.
We need to integrate planning (too diagrammatic) and architecture (too specific).
We need urbanism.
We need to integrate spatial planning and transport planning.
Academy of Urbanism
We need to integrate the Catapults: that is happening – from Future Cities and Transport to Connected Places
1. Slow urban movement
– 20mph national limit.
2. Continuously connected urbanism
– agree the foreground grid.
3. Large urbanism
– public transport
4. protected villages – possibly a premium for non-essential residential or a subsidy for protected employment.
If we can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.
– design at the heart of them: value of design industry. Need to recognise this and should want to be part of it.
Need design training: double diamond – bold/analytic, imaginative/decisive.
Policies & principles.
Tools, standards, principles.
In order to achieve: