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Low Impact Urban Design and Development: Getting it into practice. A presentation by Viv Heslop, Researcher on the LIUDD project. Purpose of this session. what are we thinking in terms of a useful tool for end-users what do you think? how could we work with you to get input?.

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Low Impact Urban Design and Development: Getting it into practice

A presentation by Viv Heslop, Researcher on the LIUDD project


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Purpose of this session practice

  • what are we thinking in terms of a useful tool for end-users

  • what do you think?

  • how could we work with you to get input?


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Objective 1: Getting Buy-in practice

Outcome:

Urban professionals + stakeholders with conflicting views and priorities work together to identify solutions to conventional development problems

Purpose:

  • To identify + overcome impediments to LIUDD

  • To encourage widespread uptake.


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Objective 5: Changing Plans and Practice practice

Outcome:

Improving plans, practices and incentives for LIUDD

Purpose:

  • Identify barriers and opportunities for LIUDD uptake

  • Produce guidelines to facilitate uptake through a raft of plans, practices and incentives for local government implementation


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Barriers to uptake practice

Why is this information important?

  • important to understand context in which practitioners are working

  • gathered information through interviews, discussions and literature


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Timeliness practice

  • constraints of formal processes

  • little room for council staff to influence design once application received

  • council staff also pressed to respond early enough for developers

  • developers find it easier to conform than innovate


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Complexity of planning processes practice

  • long time to change plans

  • plans and processes increasingly complex but users seek simplicity

  • challenge to achieve flexibility yet certainty for communities

  • planning framework is being improved e.g. design guidelines


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Council capacity practice

  • high staff turnover

  • difficult to retain senior, experienced staff

  • need to integrate policy & regulation within councils

  • need for greater collaboration within and across organisations


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Solutions practice

  • multi-disciplinary, integrated & pro-active approach

  • early input of council staff in design

  • demonstration projects - proving performance of devices

  • project management within councils

  • incentives for developers e.g. fast track for consents

  • strong advocates within councils to achieve change

  • improve skills & knowledge of professionals



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Experience of incorporating LIUDD into a planning document practice

  • Long Bay Structure Plan - notified currently

  • first catchment-based plan in New Zealand

  • needed to do it well as Long Bay is last major greenfields development opportunity in North Shore


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Keys to success practice

  • getting internal support and buy-in to the idea

  • having an internal champion

  • robust information to support proposals - onus on council to make sure information is right

  • recognition that collaboration takes time


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Keys to success cont. practice

  • ensuring there was guidance on the ‘how to’ - importance of follow through

  • ensure openness during the process so no surprises when plan notified

  • make it easy for people to do right - resourcing and education important

  • provide developers with as much as possible, including drawings, to minimise transition costs



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Our change in thinking… practice

  • producing a series of guidelines cannot in themselves help end users to change

  • end users need rigorous justification of the need to change, measures they can adopt and pathways to change

  • presenting the LIUDD programme findings as a series of implementation strategies is a more flexible and robust way of meeting the needs of end users

  • avoids being overly prescriptive and allows end users to identify and use strategies to meet their needs


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The Users Guide to LIUDD in New Zealand practice

  • web-based tool initially

  • develop on-line with input from end users - what questions do end users have about the implementation of LIUDD?

  • aim to provide a user friendly interface between the robust research and the needs of the end user

  • it is not just a manual of “how to build a raingarden” for example, but will also include justification for change and tools to assist with change


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Plans for development practice

  • working with the researchers to determine what information will be available in next three years

  • working with end users to determine what their information needs are

  • developing the interface - the web tool


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Questions for you practice

  • would this be useful?

  • what are your preferences for how information is delivered?

  • would you like to be involved in the development?


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