Master Planning new townships and cities requires learning how the unique character of each landscape can shape inclusive, diverse and sustainable connections between people and nature. Bringing your vision to life in the short, medium and long term, requires determining in each phase a mix of uses that give each other constant mutual support, both economically and socially.¹ This helps you outline the timeline for building projects, breakdown budget requirements, and secure funding.²
In our experience with economic zones, housing projects, and natural reserves, successful Master Plans occur when you clearly define your goals and include a wide range of individuals in the process.³ Developing a Strategic Framework helps set the scene for Master Planning. This involves conducting visioning workshops and needs assessments that are as inclusive as possible to clarify your goals, create buy-in, and identify risks for management or conversion into opportunities.
Sample Data Gathering Checklist for Developing a Strategic Framework
The Strategic Framework helps you come up with a Master Plan that balances orderly centralized planning while setting the stage for spontaneous organic growth that gives neighborhoods its character. Based on the groundbreaking wisdom of urbanist Jane Jacobs, Master Plans can build world class, vibrant and dynamic cities and towns with something for everybody, “only because and only when they are created by everybody.”