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Riccardo Marini, Director, Gehl Architect

WCC Scotland
September 21, 2016
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Riccardo Marini, Director, Gehl Architect

Riccardo Marini is one of the most influential architects and urban planners of modern times and works all over the globe to spread his vision and ideas. He was born in Pistoia, Tuscany and went on to graduate from the Mackintosh School of Architecture.Considered to be an inspirational speaker he regularly gives keynote lectures on place-making and governance. As an architect he would define himself as a modernist.

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  1. WORLD CANALS CONFERENCE 2016 riccardo marini 21 SEPTEMBER 2016 Inverness

    LIKE HUMANS DO!
  2. WATER CAN BE DANGEROUS TO OUR EXISTENCE

  3. WATER CAN BE DELIGHTFUL

  4. WATER IS ESSENTIAL

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  9. The excruciating pain of our urban reality

  10. THE MAGIC DUST

  11. THE MAGIC DUST what is it that makes a place

    the kind of place that we want to spend time in
  12. 8 to 80 - 2050 19% 80

  13. We specialises in PLACE TRANSFORMATION

  14. It’s not about the bike

  15. anything but cyclists………..…. Photo: Christiania Bikes

  16. LIVEABILITY

  17. Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs SURVIVAL LIVEABILITY

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  19. Why are architects, are not interested in people?

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  21. 40 years of research as the foundation

  22. “Tell me and i will forget. Show me and i

    will remember. Involve me and i will understand. Step back and i will act.” Old Chinese proverb CO-CREATION
  23. Evidence based design

  24. Urban Quality Criteria

  25. Our methodology

  26. 26 Cities we have worked with

  27. WHAT KIND OF CITY DO YOU WANT?

  28. THE VISION THING!

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  30. WHY SEND A POSTCARD?

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  33. “Insanity is this: doing the same thing over and over

    again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
  34. PLACE MAKING why don’t we get the places we like

    ?
  35. From about the 1940’s we have not really Created good

    places. WHY? In our quest for efficiency we separated functions
  36. “In the past man has been first, in the future

    the system must be first..........” Frederick Winslow Taylor 1856 - 1915 {{PD-old}}
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  38. Courtesy of David Rudlin URBED

  39. PLANNING ECON. DEV. ROADS ENV. SERV. BUILDING ST. HOUSING SOCIAL

    SERV. EDUCATION CULT. & LEIS. And we created………
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  41. CONFLICTING LEGISLATION

  42. FALSE EFFICIENCIES We handed our world over to the accountants

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  44. © Meinzahn | Dreamstime.com - Butcher Prepares Fresh Sausage Photo

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  46. © Mitifo | Dreamstime.com - Cologne-Ring Highway Sign Photo EDITED

    BY INSERTION OF TEXT SUBURBIA NEXT 6,000,000 EXITS
  47. 47 CC BY 2.0 - Aerial view of Gravelly Hill

    Interchange, w:Birmingham a.k.a. Spaghetti Junction, September 2008.
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  49. RIBA47175 Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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  51. Alice had always been able to recognise bad design when

    she saw it!
  52. Cities are for People!

  53. Man is a Walking Animal – Ground Speed 5 km/hour

    Central to any consideration about space and place must be - People
  54. http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-mri-brain-scan-image24527856 Mammalian Brain: Memory Maternal love Sociability Anxiety Attack Fear/hate

    Anger Jealousy Cortex: Logic & analysis Language Rational thought Morality Emotional control Reptilian Brain: Breathing / temperature /avoidance / survival / hunger / thirst / territoriality balance / reproductive drive
  55. WE HAVE A MAXIMUM VELOCITY OF 32 Km/h

  56. Velocity

  57. OUR RIB CAGE CAN WITHSTAND IMPACTS AT UP TO 32

    Km/h Our ancestors used to chase down prey by running them to the ground. © Orla | Dreamstime.com - Skeleton Running Photo
  58. 32 Km/h 48 Km/h 64 Km/h Vision Zero

  59. SIX MILLION YEARS LATER
 -we are still a slow, fragile,

    linear, horizontal, max 5 km/h walking creature
  60. WE HAVE TO MAKE HARD DECISIONS

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  65. 65 It is costing us the earth, it is costing

    us out lives!
  66. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis Mens sana in corpore sano Georg Pauli

  67. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis Mens sana in corpore sano Georg Pauli

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  69. HAPPY SAD

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  74. ‘It is health that is real wealth and not pieces

    of gold and silver.’ Mahatma Gandhi
  75. Percent of Walk, Cycle and Public Transit 0 15 30

    45 60 Percent of Obesity 0 10 20 30 40 USA Canada United Kingdom France Italy Germ any Sweden Austria Netherlands Switzerland Denm ark Obesity Walk, Cycle, Public Transit Source: Pucher and Dijkstra, “Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health, Am Journal of Public Health, Sep 2003. Courtesy of Gil Peñalosa
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  78. What makes people healthy?

  79. fresh air Spending time outside

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  81. regular exercise & healthy eating

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  83. Meet People Positive human contact - sharing quality time with

    each other
  84. 84 Hug someone

  85. SMOKADIABESITY

  86. Which risk factors kill more people ‘Smokadiabesity’ is reaching epidemic

    proportions. But low fitness still kills more Americans than smoking, diabetes and obesity combined!
  87. Urban Quality Criteria

  88. Quality criteria for 21st century waterfronts

  89. THE MAGIC DUST

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  93. MOSCOW

  94. KEY RECOMMENDATIONS: CELEBRATE UNIQUE QUALITIES

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  96. NORDELTA ONE STEP AT A TIME

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  98. FUNCTIONS LS1+LS2 539 LOTES LS1+LS2 694 LOTES RESIDENTIAL (LOW) 30.044

    M2 500.072 M2 + 82.665 M2 FOT REFUNDABLE + EQUIPAM. 163.187 M2 + 76.969 M2 + 61.034 M2 FOT REFUNDABLE + EQUIPAM. RESIDENTIAL (MEDIUM) 99.273 M2 92.868 M2 RESIDENTIAL (HIGH) 181.033 M2 57.486 M2 MIXED-USE 157.916 M2 72.321 M2 PARKING 32.153 M2 21.498 M2 RETAIL 17.196 M2 17.482 M2 HEALTHCARE 13.026 M2 6.570 M2 INSTITUTIONAL 5.426 M2 5.426 M2 RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS 5.029 M2 5.029 M2 CULTURAL 9.175 M2 9.000 M2 EDUCATIONAL 28.512 M2 13.512 M2 RESIDENTIAL 53% MIXED-USE 27% RETAIL 5% PUBLIC/SERVICE BUILDINGS 14% RESIDENTIAL 51% MIXED-USE 33% RETAIL 6% PUBLIC/SERVICE BUILDINGS 23% MASTERPLAN #2 MASTERPLAN #1
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  100. THE THIRD LAW OF PHYSICS

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  102. Focus on Making Cities for Happy People THANK YOU FOR

    LISTENING @riccardomar When cities attract people they attract economic growth.