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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!

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  2. WATER CAN BE DANGEROUS
    TO OUR EXISTENCE

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  3. WATER CAN BE DELIGHTFUL

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  4. WATER IS ESSENTIAL

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  5. The excruciating pain of our urban reality

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  6. THE MAGIC DUST

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  7. THE MAGIC DUST
    what is it that makes a place the kind of place that we want to spend time in

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  8. 8 to 80 - 2050 19% 80

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  9. We specialises in PLACE TRANSFORMATION

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  10. It’s not about the bike

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

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  12. Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs
    SURVIVAL
    LIVEABILITY

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

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  14. 40 years of research as the foundation

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  15. “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

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  16. Evidence based design

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  17. Urban Quality Criteria

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  18. Our methodology

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  19. 26
    Cities we have worked with

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  20. WHAT KIND OF CITY DO YOU WANT?

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  21. THE VISION THING!

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  22. WHY SEND A
    POSTCARD?

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  23. “Insanity is this:
    doing the same thing
    over and over again
    and expecting different results.”
    Albert Einstein

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  24. PLACE MAKING
    why don’t we get the places we like ?

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  25. From about the 1940’s we have not really
    Created good places.
    WHY?
    In our quest for efficiency we separated functions

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  26. “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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  27. Courtesy of David Rudlin URBED

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  28. PLANNING
    ECON. DEV.
    ROADS
    ENV. SERV.
    BUILDING ST.
    HOUSING
    SOCIAL SERV.
    EDUCATION
    CULT. & LEIS.
    And we created………

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  29. CONFLICTING LEGISLATION

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

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

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  32. © Mitifo | Dreamstime.com - Cologne-Ring Highway Sign Photo EDITED BY INSERTION OF TEXT SUBURBIA NEXT 6,000,000 EXITS

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    CC BY 2.0 - Aerial view of Gravelly Hill Interchange, w:Birmingham a.k.a. Spaghetti Junction, September 2008.

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  34. RIBA47175 Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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  35. Alice had always been able to recognise bad design
    when she saw it!

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  36. Cities are for People!

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  37. Man is a Walking Animal – Ground Speed 5 km/hour
    Central to any consideration about space and place must be - People

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  38. 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

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  39. WE HAVE A MAXIMUM VELOCITY OF 32 Km/h

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  40. 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

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  41. 32
    Km/h
    48
    Km/h
    64
    Km/h
    Vision Zero

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  42. SIX MILLION YEARS LATER

    -we are still a slow, fragile, linear, horizontal, max 5 km/h walking creature

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  43. WE HAVE TO MAKE HARD DECISIONS

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    It is costing us the earth, it is costing us out lives!

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

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

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  47. ‘It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.’
    Mahatma Gandhi

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  48. 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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  49. What makes people healthy?

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  50. fresh air
    Spending time outside

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  51. regular exercise
    & healthy eating

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  52. Meet People
    Positive human contact - sharing quality time with each other

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    Hug someone

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  54. SMOKADIABESITY

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  55. Which risk factors kill more people
    ‘Smokadiabesity’ is reaching epidemic proportions.
    But low fitness still kills more Americans than
    smoking, diabetes and obesity combined!

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  56. Urban Quality Criteria

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  57. Quality criteria for 21st century waterfronts

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  58. THE MAGIC DUST

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  59. KEY RECOMMENDATIONS: CELEBRATE UNIQUE QUALITIES

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  60. NORDELTA ONE STEP AT A TIME

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  61. 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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  62. THE THIRD LAW OF PHYSICS

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  63. Focus on Making Cities for Happy People
    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
    @riccardomar
    When cities
    attract people they
    attract economic growth.

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