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This was often due to a lack of continuity or commitment at a higher political level that meant funding st reams could not be put in place to carry out the proposals or even take them forward to the point where local plans could be altered to better reflect community aspirations . In recent Newhomes for sale and rent at Caterham. years this has begun to change as private developers have begun to recognise the benefits tha t can accrue from involving the local community, particularly on contentious sites.
Working alongside a commissioning body, we generally start by establishing a steering group that includes local council members, important members of the local community and business people who help to develop the scope of the project. One of the essential aims during the first stage is to ensure that the widest possible spectrum of people attend the public event itself, which may only last two days. The importance of animating the local community, of making th em aware of the event and the significance of their personal contribution, cannot be underestimated.
33 Megamobility - Technology for the individual in the urbanised world The challenge: to make megacities accessible for individuals. New mobility technology directs, integratesand connects. dynamics of city development, as well as societal, political and financial obstacles. Shanghai 's showpiece Pudong district, for instance, built on recovered farmland, rivals the skylines of New York and Hong Kong. A more ambitious project to build a completely new "ecological" city on nearby Chongming Island ha s so far failed to get off the ground after years of political wrangling.