This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with other conference attendees.
Welcome Address from City of Melbourne
Arturo Ruiz, Head of Placemaking, City of Boroondara
City Renewal and the Power of Place
Malcolm Snow, Chief Executive Officer, City Renewal Authority - ACT Government
International Keynote - Trans-Tasman Perspectives: Placemaking lessons from Christchurch, New Zealand
Mike Fisher, Place and City Transformation Manager, Christchurch New Zealand
Humanising High Density Development – a new approach to create thriving communities in new residential/mixed use precincts
Too often property developers promise grand visions of vibrant places and connected communities that are activated to the hilt, ‘vibrant’ and full of exciting retail offerings.
But then then sell, they build and they leave…..leaving vacant spaces, underutilised space, a poor place experience and a community without the capacity to create connection. This is especially evident in housing markets driven by investment and property speculation, typical of many Australia cities.
As the country grapples with some of the most expensive housing in the world, more and more Australians are choosing to live in high density dwellings such as apartments, terraces and condominiums…places not typically synonymous with being great places to live.
So, in a post pandemic age where working from home is now ubiquitous, vibrant and connected high-density communities should be the norm, not the exception.
Hear a unique viewpoint on creating real, connected places that are genuinely vibrant, socially sustainable and flourishing with actual community in this talk from Andrew Coward, cofounder of Australian placemaking consultancy Reactivate Consulting.
Andrew will showcase a deep dive of some projects Reactivate has worked with around Australia that a highly connected and vibrant communities despite being home to high rise, high density buildings developed by ‘for profit’ developers.
Andrew Coward, Co-Founder, Reactivate
Inclusive and Equitable Placemaking
The New Normal – Are we There Yet?
Callan Cameron, Director, propella.ai
Placemaking and Public Lighting
Ian Dryden, Principal - Industrial Design, City of Melbourne
Dr. Sarah Barns, Co-Founder and Director, ESEM Projects
A Place Making Approach to Encourage the Economic Transformation of Logan's City Centres
The City of Logan is a polycentric city with a network of unique centres that are all critical to the economic success of our City. As a result, the creation of vibrant places and spaces which encourage residents to work, shop, and enjoy leisure activities in the City is particularly important.
Council has adopted a Place Making approach which places people at the core of the Place Making process and which emphasises collaboration with local communities in the delivery of well-designed and inclusive places. The Place Plan recognises the important and ongoing relationship between place making, place management and place activation by providing a transferable methodology that is applicable to a wide range of project types of differing scale and impact. Place-based policies, projects and programs are prioritised to ensure each initiative provides value for money, has high impact, and aligns with local community priorities and Council strategic directions.
Award winning case studies will demonstrate how Logan’s whole of City Place Making approach has successfully transformed places and spaces in our City’s centres resulting in activated, connected and liveable communities which support improved local business vitality as a result. Due to this success, it is now proposed to expand the programme beyond key centres to include smaller local and neighbourhood centres in future place-based initiatives.
So today we are here to NOT present to you… Instead, we want to interact with you! Where we (rapidly) ‘placeMake’ and:
Join Heath for this interactive session where he would also discuss project examples and draw from his extensive local and global design experience working on city shaping structures and services that both deliver and delight.
Heath Gledhill, Global Capability Leader – Integrated Design, Aurecon
NETWORKING & DRINKS
Introduce yourself, swap business cards, and form new and lasting business connections during a series of one-on-one exchanges with fellow conference delegates.
Compelling Places Need POW! (Purpose Opportunity Wheel) by Andrew Hoyne
People need a purpose in life and so do places. The more effectively and clearly a place serves and communicates its purpose, the better it performs financially and the easier it is to get agreement and buy in from all stakeholders. In this session Andrew Hoyne, Principal of Place Visioning, Property Branding and Marketing agency Hoyne and publisher of The Place Economy® series, will discuss a new approach to creating purpose in place called the Purpose Opportunity Wheel (POW). Using benchmark case studies which show how building purpose into places creates long term social, economic and organisational benefits, Andrew will demonstrate how the POW approach can be used for harnessing and expressing purpose in ways that add value, ensure team cohesion and improve commercial outcomes.
Andrew Hoyne, Principal/Founder, Hoyne
Joanne Taylor, Principal, Cities, WSP
Authentic Partnership and Meaningful Impact through Placemaking; a Case Study on the Placemaking Approach in Midtown, Auckland City Centre
Chris Titford, Programme Manager – Place Activation and Placemaking, Te Wharau o Tāmaki, Auckland Council
How can we create places that people feel deeply connected to? How can placemaking create places for people that attract, inspire and educate? How can we create places that communities love? Creative Placemaking is an emerging field that fuses art, storytelling and urban design in a unique way. It adds layers of meaning and creativity to public realm projects, it builds community capacity, it keeps money in local economies and it creates places that communities are proud of. Creative Placemaking has been integrated on a number of award winning public realm projects in Australia and Stephen Burton will explain how this process works and how you can implement it on your next project.
Stephen Burton, Design Director, POMO
Unlocking the Time Economy in Places
Jennifer Cook, Director NSW and QLD, Village Well
Emile Rademeyer, Executive Director, Creative Strategy, VANDAL
City of Hobart’s Placemaking Journey
Role of Landscaping in the Placemaking Process
Bays West Urban Renewal Project
Placemaking in Geelong
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