The Community Planning Event Manual: How to use by Nick Wates

By Nick Wates

Are looking to increase your village? Your city? Your urban? A neighborhood making plans occasion should be simply what you've been looking ahead to. world wide individuals are organizing dynamic collaborative occasions to enhance their atmosphere. For a couple of in depth days, everybody involved will get a chance to have their say and be concerned - citizens, companies, execs and politicians. it is powerful and it is enjoyable. From Nick Wates, writer of the highly winning neighborhood making plans instruction manual, comes this occasion handbook, the 1st at the topic, and is the reason why and the way to arrange neighborhood making plans occasions. The e-book is aimed toward a person - from involved members to neighborhood teams to expert planners in company and govt - drawn to the notable strength of neighborhood making plans occasions. It incorporates a step by step consultant, distinctive checklists and different instruments for occasion organisers. the strategy is ordinary, versatile and simple to hire in any context from small neighbourhood advancements to significant infrastructure and development tasks anyplace on the planet. With a Foreword via HRH The Prince of Wales and creation through John Thompson.

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21 CPEM 080804:Layout 1 7/7/08 11:34 Page 22 Setting the stage Banners help people to orientate themselves and provide a useful backdrop for photographs CPEM 080804:Layout 1 7/7/08 11:34 Page 23 Section 3 Preparation Managing Motivating people Team selection Student support Information gathering Publicity Venues Fittings and services Equipment and supplies Computers and information technology 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 44 23 CPEM 080804:Layout 1 7/7/08 11:34 Page 24 Preparation Managing “The impact of the R/UDAT (Community Planning) programme on the (American) nation’s cities is unequalled by any other design activity over the past decade.

It recharged my batteries. ” Mike Galloway Regeneration Project Director 30 • Taking part in a Community Planning Event can be a rich learning experience in organisation, planning, architecture, participatory processes, research and presentation. • Students can provide a creative and energetic labour force and will pass on process knowledge to others. Students of architecture, planning and urban design are generally most likely to benefit and be useful. • Within an initial time framework set by their tutors, students should be directed by the Team Chair or other delegated Team member.

But make sure there are resources to document and disseminate the results or it will be a wasted effort See page 94 for details of some support bodies. 18 THE COMMUNITY PLANNING EVENT MANUAL CPEM 080804:Layout 1 7/7/08 11:34 Page 19 Getting Started Types of Support Body Requirements • Professional groups Institutes of architecture, planning or urban design for instance. Some have a special unit for Community Planning Events with a coordinator and committee (called ‘Oversight Committee’ in the USA) Before getting involved in a local event, most support agencies will want the following information from the event’s proposers: • Universities and colleges Some have a special unit.

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