Examining density guidelines & best practices
Higher Density Living 2017 will provide an assessment of emerging state guidelines around density planning and design with the view to define what actually drives good outcomes. The conference will aim to promote a better understanding of successful and effective planning and design approaches for medium and high density projects across cities and regional areas of Australia. This event follows the successful 2016 forum, which attracted strategic planners, designers & developers from across Australia.
Industry practitioners will:
- Project the future for density in Australia’s cities
- Review design guidelines for density
- Examine how to make density affordable and desirable
- Share ways to integrate denser housing to manage growth
- Address how to drive good outcomes at high densities
Who will attend?
- CEOs & Directors from private planning & design firms
- Local Councils and State Authorities
- Planners, Urban Designers and Architects
- Property Developers
- Consultants, Academics and Industry Associations
Attend to learn:
- Understand changing apartment design guidelines for medium & high densities
- Develop new ideas to enable and integrate denser housing
- Hear how the industry is responding to the missing middle
John Daley is the inaugural Chief Executive of Grattan Institute, which provides independent, rigorous and practical solutions to Australia’s most pressing public policy issues. The current programs of Grattan Institute focus on productivity growth, cities, school education, tertiary education, energy and health. John’s work at Grattan Institute has focused on economic and budgetary reform. He is particularly interested in government prioritisation. His other interests include analysing the situations in which government intervention is justified, and the limits to government. He has 25 years’ experience spanning policy, academic, government and corporate roles. He has worked for the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, McKinsey and Co, and ANZ where he was Managing Director of the online stockbroker, E*TRADE Australia. John completed an LLB (Hons) and a BSc at the University of Melbourne in 1989, and a doctorate in public law at the University of Oxford in 1999.
Deena is an urban designer with 20 years professional experience gained in Australia and the United States.
She has considerable experience delivering urban design excellence on both private and public projects. Her passion for the design of urban spaces and forms, combined with an ability to think strategically and an attention to detail, result in both creative and highly deliverable outcomes.
From her experience in both government and private practice, Deena has an extensive understanding of planning and urban design processes with a focus on strategic planning and design projects and their delivery through policy. She has expertise in development assessment and design quality as evident in her ongoing design review role on a number of local government panels and for
Fundamental to her professional practice is her on-going teaching and research into incremental urbanism and sustainable urban forms. Deena is a senior lecturer in the Urban Design Masters program at the University of Sydney and guest lectures in the Masters of Planning program at UTS.
Department of Premier & Cabinet
Jill was appointed to the role of Victorian Government Architect in November 2015, having been in the position of Associate Government Architect prior.
Jill’s background includes an apprenticeship over ten years with several of Melbourne’s influential design practices, prior to to co-founding Garner Davis Architects. She completed her Masters by Design at RMIT as one of the first graduates of the innovative practice-based research course. Jill has taught at both RMIT and Melbourne University in design, architectural history and contemporary theory, and has been a long term contributor to architectural events, awards juries, publications and journals, seminars and local and interstate lectures. She has, over her career as a practising architect, regularly represented the architectural profession as an advocate for the importance of architectural design and innovation – providing relevant expertise for her current role.
Victorian Planning Authority
Paul Byrne is the Lead Director of the VPA’s Greenfields team, as well as the Director of Economic Planning and Development.
Paul is involved in the overall planning for Melbourne’s new growth areas, and monitoring the development of new suburbs. Paul is managing the preparation of the East Werribee Employment Precinct. Paul was heavily involved in the development of the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution fund, as well as the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Logical Inclusions Review Process. Paul has an extensive background in urban planning, applied research, business management and urban economic development.
What People Are Saying
“Great opportunity to explore design and planning solutions to the challenges of higher density living”
Gavin Ponton, City of Melville,Attendee at Higher Density Living 2016 Conference
“The Higher Density Living conference was really informative and collegial. The interesting cross section of speakers from across industry and government made the sessions diverse and engaging. I look forward to the next one!”
Damian Dewar, City of Port Philip, Attendee at Higher Density Living 2016 Conference
“A highlight for me were several presenters at the forefront of their fields, bringing substantial knowledge and practical examples, particularly relevant to planning for growth and urban density”
Richard Clarke, City of Gold Coast, attendee at Higher Density Living 2016