Decision-Making Place-Making: Frameworks, Processes and Practices
Conference organised by the Department of Architecture (Faculty of Engineering) and the Department of Management Science (Strathclyde Business School), University of Strathclyde Sponsor: Scottish Natural Heritage
Date: Friday, 17 June 2016. 9am to 5pm
Venue: AR201, Architecture Building, University of Strathclyde
Booking: FREE Event, book through Eventbrite
This knowledge exchange conference is a follow-up to the event ‘Sustainability and resilience of buildings, settlements and natural environment: Research, practice and support for social innovation’, organised by the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, on 23 April 2015, at which the participants raised the following questions:
- What are places for? People or profit?
- What is the scale of public participation and its role in decision-making?
- Can participatory design and planning practices make a difference in developing responsive places?
- What are the forms, means, and techniques for social engagement in the participatory process?
- How are private, market and public interests negotiated and mediated?
- How do planners engage in planning and regeneration of communities?
The speakers will address these questions by presenting; recent research, examples from planning practices, evolving government policies and new tools for public participation in decision making. During the Q&A session the audience will be able to highlight the challenges facing communities and individuals who wish to engage in decision-making about places and thus indicate future research required to influence the relevant policies and practice.
9:30 Welcome, Professor Branka Dimitrijevic, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde
9:40 Questioning Participation and the value of the triadic paradigm of “conceived-perceived-lived” space
Professor Ashraf Salama, Head of Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde
10:10 Public domain today: Who are the actors and how do they make decisions about places?
Clive Mitchell, Scottish Natural Heritage
10:40 Participatory Pedagogies: how community/university partnerships shape the public domain
Dr Harriet Harriss, Royal College of Art, London
11:10 Coffee/tea break
11:30 Linking spatial and community planning in Scotland
Craig McLaren, Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland
12:00 Structured Expert Judgement methods for assessing risk and uncertainty
Professor Tim Bedford, Department of Management Science, Strathclyde Business School
13:15 New approaches to enabling the flexibility in urban planning
Professor Sergio Porta, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde
13:45 Planning's role in Engaging Communities
Irene Beautyman, Improvement Service
14:15 Decision-making tools for different users: From existing tools to new apps
Donagh Horgan, Oifig/ Innovate Dublin
14:45 Coffee/tea break
15:40 Summing-up: Challenges and research questions
Prof. Branka Dimitrijevic