UDIA NSW event

Professional Development

Non UDIA event


Urban Design and Creating Place One Day Course

Ethos Urban, 173 Sussex Street, Sydney
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 26 Oct 2018
RSVP Date:
Monday 22 Oct 2018
Price per individual:
$825 - Member
$995 - Non Member

Course Overview

Creating place should be a critical consideration in any development. When urban design is done well, it adds layers of interest and vitality to a project, produces healthy outcomes for users and residents, and creates a commercial edge in the marketplace. For developers, this distinguishes individual projects from competitors and translates to higher price points. It also enhances an organisation’s reputation in the community.


The course will end with a tour of the award winning Central Park with the developer, Frasers Property, to see effective placemaking and urban design in action.


Course Speakers

  • Lee Valentine, Partner & Group Director, Business Development, Hoyne Design
  • David Head, Senior Urban Designer, Mirvac
  • Emeritus Prof Jon Lang, Architecture, Urban Development & Design, UNSW
  • Martine White, Managing Director, East Coast Roberts Day
  • David Grant & Jeanette Lambert, Research Director, Brickfields Consulting


What You'll Walk Away With: 

  • An understanding of the theory of placemaking and successful place creation
  • Reasons why creating place needs to be on the agenda for any development
  • Practical steps for when and how to apply place thinking
  • Insight into the social and economic benefits that can be achieved
  • Regional and international best practice examples of creating value through place
  • The course will conclude with a tour of the award-winning Central Park with the developer, Frasers Property, to see effective placemaking in action

Who Should Attend? 

Everyone who seeks to deliver a quality urban outcome through development. This includes development managers, asset owners, town planners, architects, urban designers, landscape professionals, quantity surveyors, project managers, financiers, marketers and others, whether working in the private sector or local government.


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