Collaborative Negotiation as a Geodesign Method: Envisioning Sydney’s Urban Future

Välkommen till en föreläsning med Carl Steinitz, Professor of Landscape Architecture Graduate School of Design, Harvard University och Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London.

Föreläsningen hålls på engelska.

Kvällen börjar med mingel och snacks kl 17.00.

PLATS: Form/Design Center
ARRANGÖR: Urban Futures


One of the major challenges in planning for sustainable urban futures is to work across government agencies and to break down traditional barriers in favour of truly collaborative planning. The state-of-play in many countries and cities is that a series of long and short term plans are created by different government agencies and stakeholder groups. For example, a metropolitan or city government will likely have separate land-use, transport and infrastructure plans which exist as independent plans which might cross reference each other but which are implemented by their respective agencies. This siloed approach to planning means there are problems in the design, coordination and sequencing of critical projects. Negotiation is the most important method for arriving at political consensus regarding future change. It is applicable across size and scale. A successful collaborative geodesign process is dependent on an easily understood graphic language of proposed policies and projects. This lecture describes several aspects of a digital, diagram-based geodesign workflow. It will focus on comparison of alternatives and negotiation, organized in a digitally supported geodesign negotiation method aimed at achieving an agreed design. To exemplify this process, a case study of the future of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney will be used.

Carl Steinitz is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus, at Harvard GSD, and Honorary Professor at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. Steinitz has devoted much of his career to improving methods for designing conservation and development in highly valued landscapes under substantial pressures for change. Steinitz began his affiliation with the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis in 1965. In 1984, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture presented him with the Outstanding Educator Award and, in 1996 he received the “Outstanding Practitioner Award” from the International Society of Landscape Ecology. He has been honoured as one of Harvard University’s outstanding teachers and he is the 2015 recipient of the Jot Carpenter Teaching Medal of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Steinitz is principal author of “Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes” and author of “A Framework for Geodesign”. He has lectured and given workshops at more than 150 universities, and has several honorary degrees.