Placemaking Summit 2021

24-25 March 2021
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC

Creating Better Cities at the Placemaking Summit

Placemaking is more than just creating better public spaces – it’s about drawing together expert practitioners and citizens to collectively shape and transform Australian regions and cities.

The movement is gaining momentum here in Australia but there’s still plenty to learn, with an abundance of emerging frameworks and design processes to untangle – and who better to learn from but the best in placemaking, planning and urban renewal?

Enter Expotrade's brand new event, the inaugural Australian Placemaking Summit.

Private and public architects, placemakers, urban planners, developers, engineers, contractors, policy-makers, building managers, you’re all invited to attend this exclusive two-day summit held on the 24th & 25th March in Melbourne!

Attend and obtain:

        +  Exclusive insights from 35+ local and international experts.
        +  Important connections to further your projects – the best of the
            placemaking best!
        +  A deep understanding of achieving commercially successful yet community
            and people driven placemaking. 




Robin Abad Ocubillo |
Robin Abad Ocubillo

Senior Planner, Urban Design San Francisco Planning Department, USA

Frith Walker |
Frith Walker

Head of Placemaking Panuku Development Auckland – New Zealand

Peter Smith |
Peter Smith

Chief Executive Officer City of Port Phillip

Fred Holt |
Fred Holt

Architect, Partner 3XN, Denmark

Anna Chauvel |
Anna Chauvel

Director Place Laboratory

Lucinda Hartley
Lucinda Hartley

Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer Neighbourlytics

Bruce Mills |
Bruce Mills

Group Manager – Place Services City of Parramatta Council

Heath Gledhill
Heath Gledhill

Architectural and Urban Design Interface Leader Aurecon

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What Exactly Is Placemaking, Anyway


The term placemaking has become a popular buzzword in recent years but what
does it actually mean?

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management
of public spaces.

The inaugural Summit will explore the ins and outs of placemaking, unpacking:

         +  How we realise the true value of placemaking.
         +  Adopting a placemaking focus at the outset.
         +  How to get stronger financial returns and focus on the commercial
             benefits of placemaking.



2021 Topic Highlights:


x  Setting the Pace for Placemaking in Australia

x  Illustrating San Francisco’s Unique Expressions of Placemaking

x  Placemaking Strategy for the Sydney Fish market and the Quay Quarter Tower

x  Placemaking – A New Zealand Perspective

x  Placemaking in Fishermans Bend – Opportunities and Challenges

x  Place Management for City of Parramatta

x  Placemaking After Dark

x  Taking a Place-Focused Approach to Maximise the Benefits of New Transport
    Infrastructure across Sydney

x  Indigenous Placemaking and the Built Environment 

x  Honeysuckle Placemaking Project




 Get involved in this exclusive Summit today and engage with delegates across industries


Profile of Attendees


  Government & Councils

Architects & Landscape Architects

Contractors & Building Managers

Urban Planners & Urban Designers






"Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same.
They’ll gather 
in public if you give them a good place to do it."

- Jan Gehl

Registration Closed!

24-25 March 2021

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, VIC



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