Catalysing design principles through the dreaming of sustainable subtropical cityscapes : the collaborative construction of new place identities
O'Loughlin, Michael, Taboada, Manuela B., & Gill, Roderic A. (2006) Catalysing design principles through the dreaming of sustainable subtropical cityscapes : the collaborative construction of new place identities. In Kennedy, Rosemary J. (Ed.) Subtropical Cities 2006 Conference : Achieving Ecologically Sustainable Urbanism in a Subtropical Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.
This paper addresses the question of how to open up pathways and build capacity to facilitate the movement towards sustainable sub-tropical cities. The focus is on outlining a collaborative planning and co-design process that can help catalyse the emergence of sustainable place-habitats and so re-weave and colour anew the tapestry of our sub-tropical cities. Cities are portrayed as self-organising complex adaptive system phenomena, being constantly re-shaped by local and global social-political, environmental, cultural and economic forces as well as planning regimes. While constructing a sustainable city is at essence a design process incorporating new sustainable practices and legislation to reinforce their use, these steps are necessary but not sufficient. Sustainable sub-tropical city-making could be re-thought as a dreaming-re-storying process. This paper explores a new co-design process, which can channel collaborative efforts around re-inventing sustainable place-habitats across the cityscape. A further outcome of this co-design process is the alignment of the emergent design principles and planning actions that can trigger the re-storying of a new sustainable sub-tropical city. Besides a new co-design process, we also advocate the building of sub-tropical city learning networks to facilitate the cross-fertilization for Dreaming sustainable sub-tropical cities.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||place identity, self-organisation, sustainable urban place-habitats, bottom-up top-down planning, collaborative design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||30 Apr 2013 00:47|
|Last Modified:||01 Aug 2013 04:32|
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