From master planning blueprints to 21st century adaptive frameworks
architecture, master planning, lucy bullivant
Syracuse University School of Architecture Fall 2014 Lecture Series: "From master planning blueprints to 21st century adaptive frameworks" by Lucy Bullivant on October 7, 2014 at Slocum Hall
Bullivant, Lucy, "From master planning blueprints to 21st century adaptive frameworks" (2014). School of Architecture Lectures Series. 121.
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Bullivant is an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University in London and Founding Editor of Urbanista. While spatial masterplans for cities historically set their physical structure and form, today’s masterplanners attempt to bring about the physical, social and economic revival of urban centres or districts on a more holistic basis. Priorities now include social equality of citizens, diversifying land uses, renewing coastal areas, reinventing transport infrastructure and achieving ecologically resilient community centers. Adaptive planning has replaced the rigid blueprint with multidisciplinary, participatory, retrofitting strategies to incrementally incubate new processes and land uses. Today’s complexities require a more relational design sensibility not afraid to challenge narrow knowledge silos, and a keen sense of where systems of governance are also open to adaptation.