Presentation on theme: "Global Planners Network Networking Event Spatial Planning and the Right to the City An RTPI Perspective."— Presentation transcript:
Global Planners Network Networking Event Spatial Planning and the Right to the City An RTPI Perspective
RTPI: International Focus Founded in 1914 1000+ members live & work in 90 countries Network with planners worldwide Certify planning schools Major contribution to urban research
New Vision for Planning 6 core themes: –Spatial: all places have unique needs & characteristics –Integrative: in terms of knowledge, objectives, sectors and actions –Sustainable: looks at the short, medium and long term issues –Inclusive: recognises the wide range of people involved –Value-driven: concerned with identifying, understanding and mediating conflicting sets of values –Action-oriented: concerned with outcomes.
2009 International Strategic Review FOCUS concentrate on the things we are good at, which are: -A dvocacy, -B uilding capacity and -C ommunicating and networking. MISSION to promote spatial planning internationally & develop its capacity to secure territorial cohesion and sustainable human settlements in all parts of the world.
New Vision for Planning Operates at all scales: –National, –regional, –cities, –towns, –villages and –neighbourhoods.
PLANNING SUSTAINABLE CITIES GLOBAL REPORT ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS 2009 The Global Report argues that future urban planning must take place within an understanding of the factors shaping 21st-century cities including: Environmental Demographic Economic Spatial Inequality Urban Sprawl Democratisation and the rights of ordinary people
Successful spatial planning is inclusive... Spatial planning must: –Respect difference, –Include all in the process of change; –Reduce social and spatial inequalities. Not create new ones; –Negotiated through processes that are transparent, and subject to scrutiny and arbitration; –Result in a shared commitment to act.
GPN Self Diagnostic Tool Self-diagnostic – respondents position themselves rather than measure against external norms Assess planning capacity to respond to challenges Identify priorities Evidence base for world wide planning capacity Identify gaps – geographically and functionally Helps consider resource priorities 1500 responses from 100+ countries
Q2:‘In your country what are the main challenges that require planning skills?’ Open ended question This was their first key thoughts 61 % of all respondents identified issues of Poverty & Inequality Poverty & Inequality are big issues for planners
How can planning make a difference? Respondents identify four core priorities: 1.Balanced Settlements 2.Improving Quality of Life 3.Harmonious Environment 4.Stakeholder Engagement
Balanced Settlements for addressing poverty and inequality “preventing spatially institutionalised poverty and inequality” Utilising space to encourage - local employment opportunities - service opportunities - viable transport & mobility - affordable housing - capital investment to poorer areas Equitable distribution of - resources - burdens - benefits
Engagement & Inclusion for addressing poverty and inequality decision making about land use affects people unequally planning processes using mediation can offer a structured way to negotiate interests balance competing, economic, social and environmental objectives in a transparent way
Perceived barriers to planning Respondents think planners should be doing more Big differences between what planning could do and what it is doing.
What holds planning back? 1.Context Institutional Lack of support by Government and wider society 2.Capacity Skills Information Resources
Contact the GPN www.globalplannersnetwork.org Contact the RTPI www.rtpi.org.uk/international Self assessment of the capacity for planning http://tinyurl.com/2gbffk Find Out More