Allens Arthur Robinson
Level 31 Riverside Centre 123 Eagle Street Brisbane
HOW TO assess a development application
Marisa Menin, Brisbane City Council
Amanda Dryden, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Monday the 10th to Wednesday 12th of September 2012
Hilton on the Park in Melbourne
If the act of planning is to legitimise ‘what should be done’, opportunistic design thinking seeks to action ‘what can be done’. Indeed, the focus of planning may enable it to be read as one form of catalyst for thinking opportunistically. That is, a process of creative thinking leading to more flexible, more inventive and more contextually responsive strategies of intervention into the urban environment.
City leaders in Australia and internationally are , to varying degrees, endeavouring to respond to the aftermath of the GFC, effects of climate change, dramatic population movements, peak oil speculation, emerging social media and the influences on how we socialise and connect with each other, and a search for meaning (to name a few !).
28 SEPTEMBER 2011
Today’s city planners face a host of challenges: inefficient transport services, outdated water and waste networks, rising pollution levels and an increased demand for energy. In an increasingly urbanised world, creating intelligent cities is essential.
With two days of jam-packed content, SMART CITIES 2012 will discuss the most pressing issues currently facing our cities – improving public safety, easing congestion, maximising energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact.