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Architecture+DesignScotland Steve Tiesdell lecture

Diarmaid Lawlor Head of Urbanism, A+DS


How do good places come about? Responses to factors of change and process


How do good places come about? Responses to factors of change and process


Ibjurg, Netherlands Complete neighbourhood of 20,000 homes, with everything library, parks, activities, sports activities/centres, schools , built on artificial islands in east Amsterdam


An actor based view of change From ‘command and control’ to ‘bargaining and negotiation’

Vision and support coalition

PLACE PROMOTER

Placemaking Culture

Drive and delivery


An actor based view of change Cultivating leadership behaviours in a networked world


“Places need Leaders” Invitation to discuss the why and how of ‘anticipation’ and ‘stewardship’…..

Vision What kind of place do we want….and how do we get it? Spatial imagination

Leadership ability [individual personal qualities] Skill

Leadership capacity [social /institutional qualities] Power


POLICY TENSIONS

PLACE CAPITAL MARKET MAKING MOTIVATIONS

People? Place?

vision

Abilities

Capacities

Scottish Block Finance & Demand 2009/10 – 2017/18 (% real terms) 16

15

14 12

10

IFS

10 8

Demand

6

5

4 2

0

0 -2.04

-5

-5.7 -9.1

-10

-10 -11.2 -12.07 -12.9

17 /1 8

16 /1 7

15 /1 6

14 /1 5

13 /1 4

12 /1 3

9/ 10 10 /1 1 11 /1 2

-15

-9.5


HOPS Conference: the public sector view Rethinking the place story?

• • • • • •

Spatial imagination Un-evenness Levels of control: government and governance Relationships: negotiated, partnership Formal/ordered v spontaneous Risk, addressing market failure, fairness

The place dimension “NEW PARADIGM FOR THE DECADE OF SCRATCHY RECOVERY”


The power of stories………. Leadership and stewardship

DNA/Building blocks Credibility Influence Creativity Responsiveness Humility Consistency

Value based ‘ a set of behavioursa template to guide

Distributed Leaders at all levels of all relationships Step in/step back

Framework for complex decisions: “We trust you and feel trusted” Communication and feedback: stories “Space to allow the Scots pine to grow in a forest of giant redwoods”


Tackling leadership abilities………. vision

Understanding people and motivations

Early adopter

doing

mature

Influencing

Training

inexperienced

Abilities

Capacities


Tackling leadership capacities‌‌‌. Understanding governance and state-market relations

Governance eg silos, approvals, hollowing out

Powers eg finance

Culture eg risk, knowledge, innovation

Central-local govt eg regulatory power

vision

Abilities

Capacities

Use existing powers to shape the market Make plans and policies sooner and better Make plans and policies longer term, firmer, more ambitious AND secure new instruments and institutions to shape the market To provide collective goods in advance - infrastructure, public, space, transport. To obtain development site ownership - powers to obtain ownership and assemble sites To create spatial frameworks - more time and resource on upfront thinking and planning To reduce risk, increase certainty and enhance value - new institutions to balance the volatile private market


“we are not creatures of circumstance,

we are the creators of circumstance”

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