Engagement of all people
Submitted by superadmin on Thu, 2009-11-12 10:25
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Park planning and design will
- Connect people to community, nature and mankind.
- Create healing places for individuals, communities, cultures.
- Engage people of diverse cultures, ages and interests.
- Empower youth to be bold leaders and influence design in parks.
- Create stewards through active learning about a place and its meanings
- Lead and inspire by example.
- Accommodate, incorporate, and enhance emerging technologies to embrace visitor of all ages and backgrounds.
- Express physical (tangible) space and social (intangible) space.
- Create welcoming, accessible, and safe spaces
- Recognize the profoundly social dimension of enjoying parks.
- Design for a broad experiential range while remaining responsive to a specific park's purpose and mission.
This is important because
- Design can create opportunities to have a meaningful, transformative experience for all not just some.
- It can enhance multicultural and multigenerational parks of all types.
- There can be enhanced community inclusion and involvement.
- The public needs to feel that they own the park and belong in the park.
- Healthful, regenerating public spaces can be available and accessible to everyone.
Core design considerations
- Planning and designing "with" not "for".
- Picking right designer.
- Support, develop and include diverse design team.
- Communicate in clear language. Engage in an authentic sincere process. Convey honesty and transparency.
- Provide flexible, dynamic programming and create partnerships that offer a variety of experiences.
- Begin with civic engagement as a core part of the design process. Define audience clearly - know who's there and who's not there.
- Engage in active outreach.
- Start with core values. Find commonality. Values must be understood by all.
- Embrace new technologies to accomplish goals.
- Design with access and opportunity for all
- Engage in intergenerational mentorship and volunteer opportunities