This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with other conference attendees.
Setting the Pace for Placemaking in Australia
Kylie Legge, Founder & CEO, Place Score/Place Partners
A Nordic architecture practice sets new standards for placemaking in Sydney
The Quay Quarter Tower is one of the most innovative projects in Sydney, reimagining the office high-rise for contemporary needs, with “campus style” offices and stacked vertical villages that break down the massing of the tower. The comprehensive approach to sustainability considers the tower’s impact across its full life cycle, from recycled structural materials to high-performance façades, all leading to an exemplary energy rating.
The Sydney Fish Market will establish a world-class “foodie” destination. The project seeks to set in place an exemplary example of integrating the public realm and contemporary market space that will become a landmark in Sydney’s unique harbour-based urban landscape. The new market will place people at the centre of the architectural response, with an emphasis on place-making to foster a strong sense of community at Blackwattle Bay.
The placemaking strategy for 3XN’s latest projects on Australian soil is set to redefine the public realm by activating the plinth, enhancing accessibility and nurturing the community through the studios notion that architecture shapes behaviour.
Fred Holt, Architect, Partner, 3XN, Denmark
Illustrating San Francisco’s Unique Expressions of Placemaking
Robin Abad Ocubillo, Senior Planner, Urban Design, San Francisco Planning Department, USA
Placemaking in Fishermans Bend – Opportunities and Challenges
Peter Smith, Chief Executive Officer, City of Port Phillip
Landscape Design and its key Role in Urban Placemaking
Anna Chauvel, Director, Place Laboratory
Dr Beau Beza, Associate Head of School - School of Architecture & Built Environment, Deakin University
Deborah Kuh, COO, Place + Environment Lead, Geyer
*Warwick Keates, Director, WAX Design
How We Plan and Build Communities through Placemaking
Tara Gloster and Zanda Cameron from RobertsDay will draw on a range of successful examples which demonstrate how Placemaking can inspire the broader industry to think differently about how we plan and build our communities.
Placemaking has taken the development industry by storm over the past few years. But for many, it’s a discipline that is still not well understood. It is often cast as short-term, ephemeral improvements that will make our public spaces more comfortable and increase visitation. There is a focus on activation and grassroot-led initiatives, and strategic opportunities that leverage more compelling commercial benefits, are overlooked.
As Australia’s only national planning, design and place making firm, adopting a placemaking focus at the outset has embedded a transformative approach in the way we approach our work, and is challenging the way our clients have traditionally operated – within the context of both infill and greenfield developments.
The premise of our focus is that places strategically positioned as destinations with a competitive, commercial edge at the outset will realise stronger financial returns. Communities with a well-considered vision up front are more likely to feel real. They will have a richer sense of personality and offer a more fulfilling lifestyle. This approach also provides a more detailed brief for our designers to better customise planning to place, and a framework that de-risks early investment decisions and builds confidence for investors.
Exploring Movement and Place: Making Human-Centred Transport Planning a Reality
Christian Bodé, Director, GTA Consultants
Indigenous Placemaking and the Built Environment
Dr Emily Potter, Associate Head of School, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University
*Dr Janet McGaw, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design & Practice, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne
Gregory Burgess, Director, Gregory Burgess Architects
Jefa Greenaway, Director, Greenaway Architects
*Timmah Ball, Policy Advisor, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Taking a Place-Focused Approach to Maximise the Benefits of New Transport Infrastructure across Sydney
Graham Pointer, Key Account Manager – Planning and Strategy, WSP
The Woolley Street Project - A Pavement to Plaza Experiment
Woolley Street in Dickson ACT is Canberra’s Chinatown. It is well known locally for being family friendly, multi-cultural and having a mix of great inexpensive food. Recognising the effect of years of neglect and changing public expectations of how an eat street could be experienced, led local traders and residents to identify Woolley Street as requiring a major upgrade. Grounded in place-based principles, the ACT government has chosen action orientated planning approaches to transform tired open spaces. As lead landscape architect Anna Chauvel will step through the iterative process of place planning, experimentation, measurement and consultation as part of reimagining Woolley Street.
Anna Chauvel, Director, Place Laboratory
Emile Rademeyer, Creative Director, VANDAL
Embedding a Place Making Approach
The City of Greater Dandenong in Melbourne’s south east is delivering a place making approach to support urban renewal in its three activity centres.
Jenny Pemberton-Webb, Place Manager - Revitalising Central Dandenong, City of Greater Dandenong
COCKTAIL NETWORKING FUNCTION
Do Smarter Cities Really Lead to Better Places? Unpacking the Role of Data in Placemaking
Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Neighbourlytics
Placemaking After Dark
Tim Hunt, Melbourne Lighting Leader, ARUP
Starting With Place and Not Forgetting the People
Frith Walker, Head of Placemaking, Panuku Development Auckland – New Zealand
Placemaking and Property Development
Amanda Steele, Executive Managing Director - Property Management, CBRE Pacific
Narelle Hutchins, Place Experience Strategist, Principal, Stitch Consulting Pty Ltd
*Seamus McCartney, Head of Urban Strategy and Place Development, Lendlease
Vincent Lazzara, Senior Place Strategist, Hoyne
Place Management for City of Parramatta
Bruce Mills, Group Manager – Place Services, City of Parramatta Council
Bridging the gap between engineering design and the community
Rail, roads and power supply infrastructure is a vital set of services that both connect and sustain our cities. Shaping how we travel, live and engage with community, the infrastructure that surrounds us is traditionally delivered as a purist engineered solution. Seeing the opportunity to disrupt the norm and impact how infrastructure curates the world we live in, Heath brings the end user to the forefront of project outcomes, challenging multidisciplinary design teams to think beyond the brief and the process to realise future focused, connected people centric solutions which create elements of play, elegance and ergonomics in our urban realms, leaving a lasting legacy.
Heath Gledhill, Architectural and Urban Design Interface Leader, Aurecon
Placemaking Strategy for Lot Fourteen
Rachel Walsh, Director – Place & Marketing, Renewal SA
Design-Led City: A Design Strategy for Brisbane
As the largest local government in Australia, Brisbane City Council recognises the value of well-designed places, spaces, buildings and structures and their collective contribution to the culture, lifestyle, prosperity, environment and health of Brisbane and its communities. Design-led City – a design strategy for Brisbane is a new corporate, city-wide strategy that seeks to achieve a people-centric approach to design, delivery and maintenance of the built environment, and ensure that all developments make a positive contribution to the community. The strategy demonstrates Council’s leadership in Australasia and commitment to design that reflects Brisbane’s character, identity and climate across all aspects of the built environment, as well as cultivating a culture across Council, industry and the community that values design quality
Omar Barragan, Manager - City Planning and Development, Brisbane City Council
Placemaking and Public Lighting
*Bruce Ramus, Founder & Creative Director, Ramus Illumination
*David Bird, FIALD, Managing Director, 2B Designed
Ian Dryden, Principal - Industrial Design, City of Melbourne
Tim Hunt, Melbourne Lighting Leader, ARUP
HoneySuckle Placemaking Project
Professor Sue Anne Ware, Chief Investigator, School of Architecture & Built Environment, UON, Landscape Architect
HIVE Project – Townsville
The HIVE capitalises on its unique location fronting the iconic Townsville Strand and supports one of the most innovative waterfront development precincts in Australia
From Paddock to Postcode – Placemaking in Greenfield Developments
Bronwen Clark, Executive Officer, National Growth Areas Alliance
Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 1, Level 1, 2 Brandon Park Drive
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 Australia