- 11 Studios in eleven Cities Propositions for a sustainable future    click here to open paper content494 kb
by    McCormick, Tony | tmcormick@hassell.com.au   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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HASSELL, an international planning and design firm, has conceived the 11 Studios in Eleven Cities initiative. Its purpose is to enable the firm's young practitioner's research and prepare planning propositions for each of the 11 cities it inhabits for the year 2030. The project is designed to encourage the cities to address the consequences of climate change sooner rather than later.

Abstract
It is accepted that the consequences of human induced climate change will have planet wide, long lasting ramifications for the way human kind continue to inhabit the earth. Residents of the world's cities are potentially highly exposed to the effects of climate change. Plans must be put in place to make the cities more resilient to change.
HASSELL is an Australian owned international planning and design firm of about 1000 people practicing in 11 cities located in China, Thailand and Australia. As part of its commitment to the future of its host cities, HASSELL has conceived the 11 Studios in Eleven Cities initiative. Its purpose is to have the firm's young practitioners is undertake research and prepare planning and design propositions for each of the 11 cities it inhabits for the year 2030. The project is designed to raise discussion and debate within their host communities so the cities are encouraged to address the consequences of climate change sooner rather than later.
The premise underpinning the project is that our cities will all be challenged by a range of climate change impacts. How each city addresses these in the context of its history, existing form, infrastructure, culture, economic and environmental attributes while retaining its unique qualities is essential to the project. The projects' solutions are underpinned by democratic view of the future and an emphasis on ''place'' derived from HASSELL's core values. It is not intended to be a ''final'' solution or prescription for each city, but rather the work will inform a positive direction or series of initiatives to address climate change. The project is anticipated to continue for two years and will be regularly reported on to public forums.
The eleven cities are Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, and Melbourne.
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