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Lara Kinneir, London Metropolitan University, Northern Ireland Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment – Design is good for cities and their governance

By on October 6, 2016
Lecturer - profile

Name
Lara Kinneir

Title
Senior Lecturer

Main affiliation
London Metropolitan University, Northern Ireland Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment

email
lara@kinneir.com

Country
United Kingdom

Region
European Union

Qualifications
LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/preview?vpa=pub&locale=en_US

CV
http://uni.unhabitat.org/index.php?gf-download=2016%2F10%2FLara-Kinneir_CV_Oct-2016.pdf&form-id=9&field-id=48&hash=d16ef559821414dfef9d4db75ae03873bb15ddb9018876ef0d471b732bd8f974

Biography
Lara has a multidisciplinary design and strategy background having worked in architectural
and urban design practices, local government, academia and the charity sector for the past 15 years.

Trained in architecture and spatial design, Lara is interested in the people, places and processes required to deliver positive urban change. She applies this through a variety of scales of research projects and academic teaching, alongside advisory and curatorial roles.

She is Senior Lecturer in Cass Cities, London Metropolitan University, and Course Leader of MA Cities. She directs a cross faculty research office within the university, with commissions from the public and private sector, and is completing her PhD in Design Led Urban Governance.

English Proficiency
Mother tongue

Previous experience of recording video lectures
Yes

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Experience of lecturing to large audiences
Yes

Frequency of lectures
Very often

Recording opportunities
Habitat III attendance and availability
Yes
16-22nd October

PROPOSED LECTURE

Main themes
Urban Management
Planning and Design
Legislation
Governance
Capacity Development

Title
Design is good for cities and their governance

Focus
This lecture considers how cities and those governing them can ensure that design is a part of how they evolve to become sustainable and innovative places for people to live, work and spend time in.

Issues which the lecture addresses
A design (uncontrolled) process is often at odds with a governance (controlled) system. The presentation considers three requirements to enable design to be of value and effect in governance structures; Leadership, Capacity and Skills, and Communication and Dialogue. These topics are reflected on with empirical evidence, and case studies of promising practice from around the world.

Short analysis of the above issues
The presented research tests the hypothesis that design should be the basis for understanding how the city should be made and remade, with possible consequences ranging from simple incorporation of appropriate skills and experience to public documents stating common principles, to structural changes that would solicit more profound understanding, engagement and commitment.

Propositions for addressing the issue
tbc

Additional Reading Materials
tbc