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City shaping in the modern era

Mon, February 1, 2016  | 

CITY SHAPING IN THE MODERN ERA - EXCEPT FOR THE RULES, WE COULD MAKE A GREAT PLACE!

Australia’s two mega-cities are growing faster than everywhere else for many reasons. But significant portions of our inner urban areas were populated before there were so many rules about development.

And a large number of Australians live in inner urban suburbs which were developed before we had cars; this significantly impacts on the character of those suburbs.

It would make sense for our other cities to develop with the incorporation of new rules to allow for the current situation, and have a share of the current growth.  but unfortunately we now have rules that

prevent us from developing our cities how we would like them to be developed. Presenter Steven Burgess (Principal, MRCagney) will discuss city shaping in the modern era, particularly from a transport perspective and how it might have to change to maximise economic benefit from all our private and public investments.

Steven was principal author for the book “Complete Streets – Guidelines to Urban Street Design” published in 2010. He is an engineer and urban strategist with an extensive mix of public and private sector experience spanning more than 25 years.

Having worked extensively on the long-term relationships between urban form, transport, parking, and vitality, Steven has been at the forefront of private and public sector collaboration on revitalising cities, towns and villages around the world.

DATE:  Wednesday February 10th

TIME:  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

COST:  This is a free event

VENUE:  Australian Institute of Architects offices, Unit 3/4 Shepherd Street Darwin

BOOKINGS:  Please book your place for this event by emailing ceo@udiant.com.au by no later than midday Wednesday February 10th