The quality of urban environments derives from various projects, interventions, and policy decisions over time. They are the collective work of multiple stakeholders – public, private, and community – but are not always of a quality that we would aspire to see.
Urban Maestro examines how the soft (non-regulatory) powers of the state can shape the decisions that help to deliver better-designed places. These approaches often combine different, informal tools in order to guide, encourage, and enable better design.
European countries and cities apply these informal tools often in innovative ways; therefore, Urban Maestro aims to capture how these tools are put into practice, with what purpose, and what impact they have on real-life solutions.
Anna Ramos, Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, joins the roundtable The future of urban design governance moderated by Simona Paplauskaite and Frederik Serroen in the framework of the New governance strategies for Urban Design, the Final Event of Urban Maestro that will take place online next Wednesday, 17 March, in the form of a Policy Dialogue.
This event will involve discussing the project’s achievements and findings, as well as present key takeaways together with lessons learned for improving quality in the built environment through innovative strategies for the governance of urban design.