Fleshing out a town's skeleton

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<ul><li> 1. Fleshing Out a TownsSkeletonJason McFarlane - Pracsys</li></ul> <p> 2. About Pracsys WA based Regionally experienced Evidence-based decision making Urban and employment Economics Strategy that delivers 3. Purpose of this TalkNot to predict the futureSystems-based approachMultiple systems create an organism1. Understanding your environment2. Understand what you can change3. Choosing how you can intervene 4. Systems Based Strategy TrendsContext SystemsVisionGoalsStrategy Ever-changing worldLevers Impacts InterventionsDelivery GovernanceFeedback 5. Urban Form is the Skeleton Physical shape Perceived as a representation of currenttrends Representation of past trends How we engage with a place Focus of planning and decision makingstructures Activity versus productive change? 6. Trends and Systems - STEEPFactors 7. We tend to simplify Look to averages Plan for the past what wehave observed Local shifts Reinforce our prejudices Plan for somewhere else(benchmarking) 8. We tend to ignore extremes Discontinuities Shocks Thresholds Bubbles Global shifts 9. Vision Description of future state Define and measure success Take advantage of short-term opportunities? Long-term resilience Value Encourage Avoid/mitigate 10. Goals Key determinants of vision Much more powerful if focussed on systemsrather than trends Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-Bound 11. Leverage PointsMeadows (2008) 12. Impacts Likelihood of success Flow on benefits Risk Opportunity cost 13. Interventions Assess scenarios Decision rules Role of stakeholders Control Our own assets We are the decision-makers We take the risks and get the rewards 14. Interventions Influence Influencing others behavior Often thought of as statutory controls and incentives 12 leverage points Formal and informal influence Monitor Provision of information Right decision makers at right time No agenda other than informing help others decide 15. Governance Not administrative! Own the vision Risk management versus mitigation Empowerment Deal-making Being brave with own resources 16. Feedback Structured upfront Progress to vision Timely and accurate Shared Useful 17. So what? Please dont just focus on the skeleton Understand the systems you want toinfluence Understand the meaning of success foryou Grants should drive further investment Be patient 18. Systems Based Strategy TrendsContext SystemsVisionGoalsStrategy Ever-changing worldLevers Impacts InterventionsDelivery GovernanceFeedback 19. Continue the conversationJason McFarlanejmcfarlane@pracsys.com.auPhone: 0412 836 147www.pracsys.com.au </p>