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06/07/18

Inclusive Urban Planning – Creating a City for Everyone

A Green Sky Thinking panel discussion at White Arkitekter (London), 16 May 2018

 

How can designers work with communities today to make cities more inclusive, more equal and more sustainable for all their inhabitants? This was the central question behind White Arkitekter’s panel discussion. Part of the Green Sky Thinking 2018, with its ‘People First’ theme, the discussion investigated the relevance of a particularly Swedish term – ‘normkreativ’. What does it mean in terms of inclusion and what can it bring to urban planning?

 

Participants:

Rebecca Rubin, Urban Planner and Architect, White Arkitekter (Sweden)

Anna Mansfield, Director of Strategy and Research, Publica

Geoff Denton, Partner/Architect, White Arkitekter (London)

Sarah Yates, Principal Researcher, New London Architecture (Moderator)

 

Cities have a capability of providing something for everybody only because and only when they are created by everybody.

 

Jane Jacobs,

The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961

White Arkitekter Inclusive Urban Planning Rebecca Rubin presenting White Arkitekter
White Arkitekter Inclusive Urban Planning Places for Girls workshop 1 White Arkitekter2
White Arkitekter Inclusive Urban Planning Places for Girls workshop 2 White Arkitekter2
CREDIT Publica CAPTION Compendium of projects from Northbank Public Realm Vision and Strategy3
CREDIT Publica CAPTION Proposal for Lombard Street and Cornhill from Bank and Liverpool Street Area Enhancement Strategies

 

White Arkitekter Inclusive Urban Planning Hastings Strategy White Arkitekter
White Arkitekter Inclusive Urban Planning Hastings Photography Elliot Sheppard copy