MAX workshop concept for planning simulation

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Apr 2016

If you are planning a new or redeveloped area and want to use the planning process in new and innovative ways, a planning simulation workshop could be for you.

It’s an ideal way to experiment with novel ideas such as lower parking standards and location of parking spaces, higher energy and insulation standards, integrating mobility management (MM) in planning processes, different patterns of green space, special design specifications for higher densities, or sustainable transport access to the new development.

The workshop concept, created by the MAX project,  brings together the professionals involved in planning - architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, developers, environmental and transport planners and more - to look at the development from new angles and to discuss new ideas in a structured yet informal way. 

The following documents are available to download below:

User guide for planning simulation workshops

  • The purpose of this document is to give guidance on how to organise and hold a planning simulation workshop and use the meeting as an opportunity to raise awareness about MM and discuss the possibilities of integrating MM into local land-use planning and building-permission processes.

Examples of contracts between public administration and developer 

  • These negotiation contracts are targeted at local administrations involved in the building permit process. The examples can be used by developers and municipalities as an input to defining their own contracts, tailored to the specific cases of new developments in which the administrations are actually involved.

Common report on the planning simulation workshops

  • This is a report on the planning simulation workshops conducted in five countries during the MAX project, and is an interesting background document that provides an impression of how these simulations work.

Image copyright: Startup workshop (image on Flickr) by "Apps for Europe", licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Documents: 
Title: 
User guide for planning simulation workshops
Language: 
EN
Title: 
Examples of contracts between public administration and developer
Language: 
EN
Title: 
Common report on the planning of simulation workshops
Language: 
EN
Published: 
July 2009