To celebrate 30 years in business, we brought together an expert team to look 30 years into the future of Australia’s cities and regions. In 3 events scheduled over 3 days, 16 experts discussed our current trajectory towards 2050 and shared practical steps for shaping a brighter future. Shaping Vibrant Places and Precincts is the second event in our series. Watch the event below.
Shaping Vibrant Places and Precincts
How do we create opportunity from dual health and economic crises and achieve more just, inclusive and prosperous places and local economies?
In this event, panellists Dr Ingo Kumic, Phoebe Harrison, Max Hardy and Pat Fensham explore this very question - from governance models to deliberative engagement and cross-sector economic recovery and regeneration. This is a free live stream Q&A event moderated by SGS Senior Associate & Partner Liz Mackevicius.
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Dr Ingo Kumic has extensive experience leading cross-sector approaches to city, community and economic recovery and regeneration. He has worked with and on behalf of multilateral, regional and municipal organisations across a variety of political systems and jurisdictions. Over the past five years, he has focussed specifically on the critical need to innovate local government approaches to conventional finance and delivery approaches, in particular the development of integrated business planning approaches which involve external delivery partners, align multiple funding sources, better leverage the public asset base, and establish hybrid forms of public/private/civil sector enterprise.
Phoebe Harrison is a past board director for the Planning Institute of Australia and program advisory committee member for the Monash University Master of Urban Planning and Design. An Associate at SGS Economics and Planning, Phoebe’s experience includes planning for complex challenges facing urban and regional environments, including managing employment lands, activity centre planning, rural lands strategies and place-making.
Max Hardy is one of Australia’s foremost experts in co-design and deliberative processes and a highly sought after facilitator. Renowned internationally for his skilful design and facilitation of community and stakeholder engagement processes, Max has developed innovative models for collaboration, for which he has won numerous national and international awards.
Pat Fensham works to address social disadvantage and find solutions and innovations to policy challenges and issues. Principal & Partner at SGS Economics and Planning, Pat specialises in regional and community economic development, metropolitan and strategic planning, infrastructure planning and funding analysis, cultural development and development feasibility analysis.
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