Informed decision making
Submitted by superadmin on Thu, 2009-11-12 10:25
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Park planning and design will
- Embrace first a comprehensive knowledge of resources and attributes.
- Have a comprehensive understanding of the problem.
- Draw upon best available science and research.
- Apply the knowledge in the planning and design process.
- Be open to new information and inclusive at all levels
- Ensure research is done to professional standards
This is important because
- Increases potential for long-term success.
- Roots planning and design in an understanding of the site - its history, resources,
- Makes designs more sensitive to place.
- Informs and strengthens the design process.
Core design considerations are
- Encourage healthy, opposing views and debates.
- An integrated research, planning, design, and review process.
- Research done to professional standards.
- Embed climate change and sustainable practices in design and planning.
- Designers should eat, sleep, know the site.
- Return to roots of detailed, infield analysis to best integrate systems, sustainability, and design.
- Consider preservation as first step towards sustainable design.
- Engage in close, interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Create solutions based in comprehensive knowledge that ensures stewardship of resources.