Symposium Agenda

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  • 8:Streamlining the planning, development and activation functions that enable the creation of great public, community, residential and commercial spaces. 
  • Delivering places that drive growth and investment opportunities.  
  • Taking an integrated approach to placemaking across the arc of planning delivery, precinct management, design, public spaces, and place excellence 

COVID-19 and PLACE

09:20

  • How has COVID-19 fundamentally disrupted our sense of place and forced us to re-imagine our cities 
  • How is creative placemaking in public spaces adapting to a new norm and what will it look like going forward? 
  • Tactical Urbanism during COVID, flexible and short-term projects to activate places and advance long term placemaking goals 
  • Prioritizing healthy placemaking in a post COVID environment 

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  • Unpacking the $30 million Streets as Shared Spaces and Your High Street across more than 45 local councils 
  • Working with Create NSW across over 100 local councils for Placemaking activation across streets and public spaces 
  • How the programs are being built on research, global learnings, and collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces & Gehl 
  • Focusing on community engagement, experimenting, and piloting at the heart of the programs 

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  • Unpacking placemaking lessons from delivering Adelaide Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival in the past 12 months, all delivered in a covid safe manner. 
  • How festivals can change the face of cities in many ways - through physical interventions, pop up places, creative activation, visitor economy, social connection and more. 

MOVEMENT AND PLACE

11:25

  • Considering the importance of place when developing new transport systems 
  • Working collaboratively with community, developers, government and place practitioners to ensure that transport systems better support places. 
  • Exploring the place intersect between transport and private developments 

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PLACEMAKING IN GREENFIELD DEVELOPMENTS 

12:40

  • Planning and coordinating the construction of a community in a greenfield area amidts local government, state government and developers 
  • Understanding the broad range of opportunities and challenges involved in creating new community, with 135,000 people moving into new suburbs in outer urban growth areas each year

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  • Exploring key insights about how neighbourhoods changed during the pandemic from Neighbourlytics’ 
  • New trends:  what the data revealed about previously invisible neighbourhood strengths and vulnerabilities; 
  • How cities responded: from activity centre planning to grant programs; 
  • Lessons learned: the challenges and opportunities of adopting a data-driven approach. 

CITZEN CENTRIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

01:20

  • Why it’s important for us to consider place when we’re making policy about planning. 
  • Putting place and design quality at the forefront of development within the draft NSW Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)

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  • The importance of collaboration between government, developers, community and other development stakeholders when planning and activating a placemaking project. 
  • How creating a sense of community through placemaking can be just as important as the buildings themselves 
  • How to increase meaningful community-based participation in placemaking projects 
  • Ensuring project stakeholders are clear on placemaking vision and goals 

02:45

  • How indigenous placemaking has the capacity to create positive symbolic capital associated with indigenous peoples 
  • Encouraging designers to me more in touch with indigenous culture during the design process  

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  • The importance of listening and engaging with the community and translating that engagement into action. 
  • Lessons from a Black urbanism approach and how planning and development can create equitable & inclusive places  
  • Reflections on city & place development during the Black Lives Matter movement and the implications of COVID-19 on parks, public spaces and places.  
  • Facilitating equitable access to green spaces and the future of placemaking. 

PLACEMAKING IN REGENERATION DEVELOPMENTS 

09:40

  • Fostering and strengthening social vibrancy through human scale design of buildings, streetscapes, and public spaces within eight distinct precincts. 
  • Engaging the community to identify, celebrate and retain the heritage and cultural value within the ongoing development in docklands. 
  • Establishing a place of interest - why active and ongoing curation is essential for good place making outcomes. 

10:10

  • Exploring the leading placemaking principles used in the $8.7bm project transforming Sydney 
  • Unpacking an evolution of exceptional infrastructure, design and architecture, public spaces and experiences 
  • How every aspect of the planning, design and management of the Barangaroo development was considered for its potential to inspire and excite 
  • Developing a successful place activation framework 

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FUTURE OF PLACE

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  • Where are we now with placemaking in Australia and what does the future hold? 
  • Futureproofing cities – evaluating strategies to develop, elevate and promote your city DNA? 
  • Urban regeneration and economic revitalization to build and sustain local economies. 

11:40

  • Unpacking opportunities for placemaking and activation in Australia largest urban renewal area 
  • Developing distinctive, mixed-use neighbourhoods focused on people and human scale interactions. 
  • Preserving unique character while evolving into Melbourne newest neighbourhood. 

12:10

  • Unpacking Panuku Development Auckland’s principles for Placemaking that ensure that places continue to thrive 
  • Taking an inclusive approach to development that creates social, environmental and economic outcomes 
  • Working with developers, government, Maori and local communities to design, develop and look after public places 
  • Factoring in the end users and ongoing life of places from the project outset 
  • Utilising a strong cooperative role with the people of a place in the building of public places. 

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  • Focusing on place-making led social rebuild following the 2011 Earthquake  
  • Utilising disruptive governance models to build a shared and sustainable identity and deliver places at a neighbourhood-to-neighbourhood scale. 
  • Building shared identity that respects the complexity of space 

01:50

  • Working in partnership with local councils and stakeholders to deliver outcomes that benefit and enhance communities.
  • Using a place-based approach in HCCDC projects to create vibrant places with great spaces  

GLOBAL PLACEMAKING 

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CREATING LIVEABLE AND RESILIENT PLACES 

03:00

  • How the quality of our urban environments play an important role in people’s health and wellbeing, as well as an in supporting our unique native plants and animals 
  • Exploring how the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is helping to shape great, resilient and sustainable places by recognising the role of green infrastructure up front in strategic planning processes  

03:30

  • Exploring the councils placemaking paradigm that redefines a community’s perception of design from announcements to a co-operative discovery process 
  • How the City of Parramatta uses one of the largest placemaking budgets in NSW local government to add value to projects from concept to curation 

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