Minutes for first group meeting (3rd December 2008
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3/12/08 Group 3 minutes Attending: Claudia Houck, JÖrg Kappler, Markus Peter, Paul Wilson
- A brief summary was provided by each participant regarding individual case studies to help identify cross-cutting themes and core questions.
- - Karlsruhe, East Germany – open space
- - Lack of funding is primary problem with project
- - Will discuss reasons why the project doesn’t work
- - Sponsors, planning authority, architects – which part can we as landscape architects influence?
- - Supposed to have been a gardening exposition in 2015 but now not sure when funding will be available
- - How large is area? Several hectares
- - Rebuilt former castle and slaughterhouse – very different structures, need to find connection between them within same space – find central theme
- - Castle – was built before Karlsruhe was established, but destroyed several times including during WWII, rebuilt in 1970’s so actually younger than slaughterhouse
- - Lincoln / NZ planning for expansions
- - Settlement based on grid
- - Policy changes affected the structure of the township
- - Adjacent to University, which impacted how it developed also
- - Water – half of township is on former lake edge, very wet area
- - Land ownership – University owns large area of “drier patch”
- - How did joining the UK change the development? Markets were lost overnight. NZ had strong trade basis for meat (especially lamb) and this market was lost when they joined UK
- - How many people live there and who is involved in planning process? 2700 residents, not including University (4000-5000) and research facilities (300-400). Landowners, public, environmental agencies, education groups, health and welfare all involved in process
- - Formal participatory design process? Generic process under 2002 local government acts – councils must produce community outcomes and plans. Issues addressed through structured planning sessions.
- - Green belt Schweinfurt
- - Structures/fortifications filled and destroyed because of development of war equipment
- - Walls and ditches filled, department stores and other buildings built there
- - Idea: make greenbelt around fort
- - Rhein River – large, major river in Germany
- - Project goal – to improve living conditions in city
- - 1988 started project, one area completed in 2009, the others projected to finish much later
- - Tourism? Not a strong component of Schweinfurt at this time, although there is a very important painter of the Romantic period from there – Carl Spitzweg, this could be used to build tourism
- - Norman fortifications? Possibly just a copy of the Norman style, structure was for military defense
- - Industry (garages, etc) will be relocated, but this is a long-term process
- - Studying connectivity around the river Lagan in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from the standpoint of visual connection as well as physical connection of amenities, greenspaces, city centre, etc.
- - Really more about revealing networks, rather than connecting individual points
- - Pedestrian connectivity and public space use important
- - Revealing layers of history
- - Much of the space along the river is now privately owned – regaining public space as corridor along river is an objective
- - Framework:
- - Overall connections / networks
- - Separate objectives within this framework: history, environmental, recreational, functional, etc.
- - Overall connections / networks