There’s plenty of discussion at the moment about how strategic planning processes are failing various cities around the world. What does it take to create a city plan that can really succeed?
In our experience – as both strategic urbanists & as interested citizens – a good plan pulls off the trifecta of vision, leadership & capability.
A good plan inspires, provides purpose & galvanises action. It sets the direction as well as engaging along the way. It finds the sweet spots between many voices & competing interests. It is both powered by & fuels ideas. It gives structure & certainty as well as leaving room for future undreamt-of possibilities.
This is Hello City’s take on the essential ingredients of city planning.