FREIBURG CHARTER FOR SUSTAINABLE URBANISM PDF

Spatial Principles I. The provision of facilities in public and private infrastructure for all generations with the provision of well-managed places balanced with free spaces. The provision of a full range of facilities, especially for very young and very old citizens. The integration of all strands of society irrespective of ethnicity, gender or age. Decentralised governance is of particular importance in: residential living and working, social infrastructure, education and culture, recreation and management of green spaces and networks. Accessibility to all infrastructure networks on foot minimises car traffic and leads to an improvement in environmental quality.

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See: www. Situated in southern Germany it has long been a beacon of sustainable urban development and has already received many awards over the last 30 years, including the European City of the Year from the Academy of Urbanism. The Charter has 12 principles to guide planning and development if a sustainable city is to be achieved. The document is being widely discussed and used by planning authorities around the world.

Many of these beat a path to its door to see at first hand what is going on. In Germany, many local towns and cities have adopted some of the examples set by Freiburg, but it has also spread to other countries including Mulhouse in France and Basel in Switzerland, as well as further afield.

The German city is twinned with nine other cities around the world, with which it has close connections, providing support and planning guidance. Prior to discussing the 12 Rules, the Charter begins by laying out nine objectives that should be at the forefront of every responsible development project: the conservation of identity, strengthening of neighbourhood and encouragement of its cultural diversity and distinctiveness; the expansion of public transport and its interconnection with existing and new developments; the wise use of resources, minimising additional land take up, and the encouragement of moderate degrees of urban density; safeguarding and interconnecting green spaces with networks working towards quality standards and the conservation of public spaces; the assurance of social harmony and advancement of social and functional interaction; safeguarding existing jobs and creating new and innovative ones; advancing a culture of discourse; creating long-term partnerships between the community, and the public and private sectors; participation in lifelong learning processes, seeing urban life in its wider context.

The authors of the Charter add that is important to ensure the early participation of citizens with dialog to promote positive, sustainable change. Following the laying out of these objectives, the 12 guiding principles are then expounded upon, grouped in three categories: Spatial 1. Diversity, safety and tolerance 2. City of short distances, with accessibility to all infrastructure networks available on foot or by bicycle 4.

Public transport and density: land users with civic function and high frequency of use shall be located near to public transport nodes Content: 5. Education, science and culture, as these have a strong influence on public life 6. Industry and jobs provision as the most important task for the future 7. Nature and environment, with all planning proposals evaluated for their environmental impact 8. Design quality, especially for public spaces, using expert panels.

Process: 9. Long-term vision, incorporating awareness of the past and looking way into the future Communication and participation of all levels and sectors of society Reliability, obligation and fairness, to build trust and consensus Cooperation and partnership, with financial support for projects and incentives for investors plus exemplary actions.

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Some information, such as publication dates or images, may not have migrated over. For the latest in smart city news, check out the new Smart Cities Dive site or sign up for our daily newsletter. See: www. Situated in southern Germany it has long been a beacon of sustainable urban development and has already received many awards over the last 30 years, including the European City of the Year from the Academy of Urbanism. The Charter has 12 principles to guide planning and development if a sustainable city is to be achieved. The document is being widely discussed and used by planning authorities around the world.

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Designed to be a colloquium as much as a conference, what is the event about and who is it for? Wide-ranging and influential globally, the UNECE is nonetheless rooted in the work, challenges and opportunities of its member states and dedicated to building capacity at the local level and supporting knowledge exchange between its member states through amongst other initiatives a network of Geneva Charter Centres. Housing in Glasgow The City of Glasgow has, as much as any city in Europe, experienced the highs and the lows of providing housing for its people. During its industrial expansion in the 19th century the public and private leaders of Glasgow built stone tenements, terraces and villas of the highest quality. But by the midth century and in the aftermath of WW2 reconstruction and de-industrialisation hit the city hard. The building of new towns and the systemic change in the economy brought great challenges that Glasgow — and its city-region — has spent 40 years overcoming.

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The Freiburg Charter for Sustainable Urbanism

Daijin Existing facilities should be enhanced and new ones introduced in such a way that they are in accordance with the idea of the Compact City. A culture of engagement should be established, employing a wide range of techniques available to central, regional and local authorities. Schools and universities, research facilities and cultural institutions make a significant impact on the attractiveness freiburrg the quality of a city. Prior to discussing the 12 Rules, the Charter begins by laying cuarter nine objectives that should be at the forefront of every responsible development project: Most planning decisions shape the appearance of the city for generations. Seen through a European lens, this helps to bring these principles much closer to many more people and places.

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