Tuesday 20 February 2018


Let’s change the rules for collective interdisciplinary engagement.

A reasoned perspective on what the world is really facing and the positive steps forward in urban planning as they relate to climate change with a worn-out transportation system now confront the world. The governmental approach again is fatally flawed as the tea leaves show a desire to solve the greenhouse gas emissions with only regulations, prior to integrating policy with common sense design and relative costs.

What urban design issues should be factored into this essential triad of essential future creation?

  • A re-valuation of proportional human social patterns of the creation of “green spaces” (parks, recreational, educational, ecumenical, agricultural and natural) with “built spaces” (structure footprints, hard public squares, density, roadways, pathways, transit ways, waterways and airways)
  • A re-valuation of creating a bridge from our existing transportation and infrastructure system to a new one that better integrates all “input” (electrical, gas, telephonic, water, food and “point to point” mobility) and “output” services. (storm water management, on-site waste water treatment, reduced electrical and heating demand and generation of electricity from solid and liquid waste)
  • A re-valuation of built structures with respect to enclosed environments to solve human environmental tolerances. (Temperature, humidity, day lighting and spatial volumes)
  • A re-valuation of transitional strategies of “green spaces” and “built spaces” with infrastructure to maintain culture, to adopt future technology applications and new material resources for greater efficiencies and durability.

The choice to work with the existing professionals on a new approach to urban design collaboration must necessarily be centralized in their desire for collective creation. The hierarchy for bringing hard science with society means the adoption of the right selected team membership for open adoption of techniques that are far more conclusive than “Charrettes”.

Today’s modeling or scenario building should contain the capability to manage more complex issues; share information and responsibilities; respond to change rapidly; think more competitively; achieve progressively higher quality thus bringing clarity of thought to all parts of the solution. Urban Futures can therefore be better explored and thinking collectively mapped with Cognitive Kinetics.

Collecting measurable information, verifying data from hypothesis when built, to resist opinion, means firmness in what is known rather than based on conjecture. Performance information must be projected carefully into the urban future for resiliency and efficiency to realize a more truthful understanding of sustainability. Legal guarantees of better overall performance will become more prevalent.

These rules of interdisciplinary engagement start with the right people team to create things that will work in reality.

Graham Kaye-Eddie

M.U.D.            12/17/09          421 words

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