Masterplanning for urban change: a small world metaphor

Ganis, M., Minnery, J. and Mateo-Babiano, D. (2013) Masterplanning for urban change: a small world metaphor. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 8 2: 125-139. doi:10.2495/SDP-V8-N2-125-139

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Author Ganis, M.
Minnery, J.
Mateo-Babiano, D.
Title Masterplanning for urban change: a small world metaphor
Journal name International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1743-7601
Publication date 2013-05-22
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2495/SDP-V8-N2-125-139
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 125
End page 139
Total pages 15
Place of publication Southampton, Hants, United Kingdom
Publisher W I T Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The intent of a masterplanning process is to enable and expedite urban change but sometimes this process is fraught with dissatisfaction. This paper examines the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the masterplanning process and asks (a) What urban qualities make a good place? (b) What are the priorities of a conceptual masterplanning process? and (c) What are the short-term and long-term priorities of a contextual masterplanning process? The participants’ results show that urban density and connectivity are the most important aspects of masterplanning places and that stakeholders need an urban change process to enable certainty in the short term and adaptability in the long term. It is proposed that small world network models offer a self-organizing framework for masterplanning short-term and long-term urban change.
Keyword Masterplanning process
Small world network metaphor
South East Queensland
Place making
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 30 Oct 2013, 00:45:42 EST by Dr Iderlina Mateo-Babiano on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management