WARNING - Your browser's javascript capabilities are disabled. Please check your browser's settings and enable javascript to get the best experience with WA Community.


PrevNext

Are Master Plans Dead?

March 28, 2014 - 17:22 / 689 / Submitted by WA Contents

At the recent Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) National Congress in Sydney, one presenter was discussing today’s modern city and concluded that ‘Master Plans are dead’.

The importance, or lack of importance placed on Master Plans has been debated for a while now, and that debate doesn’t look to be slowing. Two nights after the presenter made his claim, the PIA National Award ceremony recognized planning excellence in…wait for it…a Master Plan.

Dee Why, courtesy John OCallaghan

The Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan was awarded ‘Best Planning Ideas – Small Projects’ at the PIA Congress and follows an earlier award received for the same project by the Urban Development Institute of Australia. Both awards recognized there was something special happening in this Master Plan, perhaps an evolution of sorts from the rigid, clunky frameworks of the past. The secret was a focus on place and people.

The Master Plan was prepared by PLACE Design Group and adopted by Warringah Council in 2013 as the guiding document to improve Dee Why. The Awards not only recognize quality design and planning outcomes but also leadership in governance, professional innovation and the relationship between client and consultant. In this way, master planning is a collaborative process that requires creativity and ‘buy in’ from all levels of the community, including the project team.

Dee Why Town Centre Civic Plaza, courtesy Warringah Council

In recent years, the best Master Plans, including those that have won awards, have moved on from being time focused and obsessed with deadlines and milestones, and on to a place-based approach that finds balance between local environmental needs, social dynamics and economic goals.

Master Plans in this respect are still vision documents but with a purpose to provide a holistic design strategy for improving public spaces and urban infrastructure. A Master Plan will also respond to development issues and evaluate local land use planning. The Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan is that and more. It is comprehensive yet easily digestible, a quantitative study that doubles as a personal story and a bold statement but with practical actions. Could it be the next evolution of master planning?

Option 2 Master Plan courtesy PLACE Design Group

“The use of innovation and graphics to support a broader understanding impressed the judges, while an historic floor-space-ratio constraint seems to have been well managed to create a vibrant commercial and residential hub. Environmental and water sensitive enhancements, particularly the use of street trees to reduce greenhouse, sit well here,” said the judges for the PIA Award.

The emphasis and importance of Water Sensitive Urban Design was reinforced by a number of contextual studies and key principles throughout the Master Plan. While these studies and directions are not uncommon to the master planning process, their reference to place and place making highlighted a new attitude and design philosophy that reinforced the local character and distinctiveness of Dee Why.

 Perhaps this is why Master Plans are not dead, and in an age of the entrepreneurial city, more relevant than ever.

> via sourceable.net

 

 

 

The Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan was awarded ‘Best Planning Ideas – Small Projects’ at the PIA Congress and follows an earlier award received for the same project by the Urban Development Institute of Australia. Both awards recognized there was something special happening in this Master Plan, perhaps an evolution of sorts from the rigid, clunky frameworks of the past. The secret was a focus on place and people.

The Master Plan was prepared by PLACE Design Group and adopted by Warringah Council in 2013 as the guiding document to improve Dee Why. The Awards not only recognize quality design and planning outcomes but also leadership in governance, professional innovation and the relationship between client and consultant. In this way, master planning is a collaborative process that requires creativity and ‘buy in’ from all levels of the community, including the project team.

- See more at: http://sourceable.net/master-plans-dead/#sthash.vITeU4bX.dpuf

The Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan was awarded ‘Best Planning Ideas – Small Projects’ at the PIA Congress and follows an earlier award received for the same project by the Urban Development Institute of Australia. Both awards recognized there was something special happening in this Master Plan, perhaps an evolution of sorts from the rigid, clunky frameworks of the past. The secret was a focus on place and people.

The Master Plan was prepared by PLACE Design Group and adopted by Warringah Council in 2013 as the guiding document to improve Dee Why. The Awards not only recognize quality design and planning outcomes but also leadership in governance, professional innovation and the relationship between client and consultant. In this way, master planning is a collaborative process that requires creativity and ‘buy in’ from all levels of the community, including the project team.

- See more at: http://sourceable.net/master-plans-dead/#sthash.vITeU4bX.dpuf

The Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan was awarded ‘Best Planning Ideas – Small Projects’ at the PIA Congress and follows an earlier award received for the same project by the Urban Development Institute of Australia. Both awards recognized there was something special happening in this Master Plan, perhaps an evolution of sorts from the rigid, clunky frameworks of the past. The secret was a focus on place and people.

The Master Plan was prepared by PLACE Design Group and adopted by Warringah Council in 2013 as the guiding document to improve Dee Why. The Awards not only recognize quality design and planning outcomes but also leadership in governance, professional innovation and the relationship between client and consultant. In this way, master planning is a collaborative process that requires creativity and ‘buy in’ from all levels of the community, including the project team.

- See more at: http://sourceable.net/master-plans-dead/#sthash.vITeU4bX.dpuf

The Dee Why Town Centre Master Plan was awarded ‘Best Planning Ideas – Small Projects’ at the PIA Congress and follows an earlier award received for the same project by the Urban Development Institute of Australia. Both awards recognized there was something special happening in this Master Plan, perhaps an evolution of sorts from the rigid, clunky frameworks of the past. The secret was a focus on place and people.

The Master Plan was prepared by PLACE Design Group and adopted by Warringah Council in 2013 as the guiding document to improve Dee Why. The Awards not only recognize quality design and planning outcomes but also leadership in governance, professional innovation and the relationship between client and consultant. In this way, master planning is a collaborative process that requires creativity and ‘buy in’ from all levels of the community, including the project team.

- See more at: http://sourceable.net/master-plans-dead/#sthash.vITeU4bX.dpuf
Dee Why, courtesy John OCallaghan
Dee Why, courtesy John OCallaghan
Dee Why, courtesy John OCallaghan
At the recent Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) National Congress in Sydney, one presenter was discussing today’s modern city and concluded that ‘Master Plans are dead’. - See more at: http://sourceable.net/master-plans-dead/#sthash.vITeU4bX.dpuf


Other News you may be interested in...

AMO graphically reinterprets the 2016 SS Prada Real Fantasies
AMO graphically reinterprets the 2016 SS Prada Real Fantasies

Paul Pholeros dies at 62, who helped reduce Indigenous poverty
Paul Pholeros dies at 62, who helped reduce Indigenous poverty

Ennead Architects renovated the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Pennsylvania
Ennead Architects renovated the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Pennsylvania

RIBA announced the winners of 2016
RIBA announced the winners of 2016

The State of Architecture at Kala Ghoda Festival | 8
The State of Architecture at Kala Ghoda Festival | 8

Frederiksvej Kindergarten is a warmly ’new playful village’ for childen designed by COBE
Frederiksvej Kindergarten is a warmly ’new playful village’ for childen designed by COBE

V&A presents a robotic installation proposed by Achim Menges and Jan Knippers
V&A presents a robotic installation proposed by Achim Menges and Jan Knippers

Uncube Magazine No. 41
Uncube Magazine No. 41

Safdie Architects presents new images of Sky Habitat in Singapore
Safdie Architects presents new images of Sky Habitat in Singapore

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects will design the largest waste
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects will design the largest waste

Is Ai Weiwei’s photo activism or political art?
Is Ai Weiwei’s photo activism or political art?

Foster+Partners’ ICD Brookfield Place breaks the ground in Dubai
Foster+Partners’ ICD Brookfield Place breaks the ground in Dubai

Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards
Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards

New Barbie toys present 23 new looks with different body, skin tones and hair colors
New Barbie toys present 23 new looks with different body, skin tones and hair colors

The AR is inviting you to fill in this year’s Women in Architecture survey
The AR is inviting you to fill in this year’s Women in Architecture survey

Laird Kay’s LEGO City interprets the modern absence of community through new formation of mega cities
Laird Kay’s LEGO City interprets the modern absence of community through new formation of mega cities

Nendo designed 3D
Nendo designed 3D

Yuri Palmin revealed new images of OMA’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow
Yuri Palmin revealed new images of OMA’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow

Escobedo Solíz Studio Wins MoMA PS1’s 2016 Young Architects Program
Escobedo Solíz Studio Wins MoMA PS1’s 2016 Young Architects Program

SPDOffice Has Been Voted The First Place By Public for Sahabiye Urban Regeneration Project in Turkey
SPDOffice Has Been Voted The First Place By Public for Sahabiye Urban Regeneration Project in Turkey






Share on Social Media or via eMail