An integrated research, planning, design, and review process
Submitted by superadmin on Thu, 2009-11-12 10:25
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Park planning and design will
- Elevate public stewardship through transparent and engaging processes.
- Demonstrate design excellence, leadership, and park management
- Involve professional planners and designers from start.
- Seek participatory process that leads to sound design decisions, not necessarily a consensus.
- Embrace other professional guidance and discussion
- Reconcile conflicting mandates through a clear understanding of resource values, park management goals, informed discussions.
This is important because
- We protect parks through design by reconciling conflicting mandates based on informed and innovative decision making.
- Design is stronger when we move from "We control" to "We are responsive"
Core design considerations are
- Invest in designer selection and peer review to insure high quality design and value.
- Integrate the public into the decision-making.
- Invest in research to inform design.
- Make design decisions drawing from solid research and site investigation.
- Understand the community - local, regional, national - who may be affected by the design.
- Avoid design by committee.