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Urban Design

Council is committed to upholding quality design and urban design principles in conjunction with our goal of protecting and enhancing our magnificent natural environment.

City Building Seminars

Our Urban Design Seminars have undergone a transformation. These new seminars will showcase exemplar city building initiatives with incredible speakers from leading industry institutions.

These seminars are an approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity that will contribute one point to the annual CPD requirements set out by the Board of Architects Queensland, Planning Institute Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture and Engineers Australia.

2017 City Building Seminars

Cities, food and planning: should we be doing more to improve the security of food supply? - 28 September 2017

Paul Burton, Director, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University and Ian Sinclair, Principal/Consultant, Edge Land Planning.

For more detailed information about this seminar, refer to the full September City Building Seminar flyer.

Completed 2017 City Building Seminars

Planning and urban design addressing retirement affordability - 31 August 2017

By John Morwood, Associate - Bennett + Bennett and Phil Smith, Associate Director - Deicke Richards.


Australian Institute of Architecture Awards program - 27 July 2017

By Alice Hampson, State Chair - AIA Architecture Awards 2017.


Stronger smarter cities sooner - 14 June 2017

By John Batten, Global Cities Director – Arcadis.


People, places and parking seminar - 25 May 2017

By Steven Burgess, Principal Consultant Regional Manager, MRCagney.


Green Infrastructure seminar - 27 April 2017

By Associate Professor Jason Byrne and Dr Tony Matthews, Griffith University.


2016 City Building Seminars

The following seminars scheduled for 2016 (now complete) were:

Seminar 4 - 25 August 2016

Crafting Great Cities by Professor Edward Blakely, Chair, Future Cities Collaborative and Honorary Professor in Urban Policy, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney.

Seminar 3 - 16 June 2016

Resilience strategies for coastal development by Shannon McGuire, Principal Planner, Business Area Leader – Natural Resource Management, Buckley Vann and Greg Fisk, Market Lead (Environment) and Business Development Manager, BMT WBM.

Seminar 2 - 19 May 2016

How cities evolve through temporary spaces by Stephen Yarwood, Urban Futurist, @city2050.

Seminar 1 - 21 April 2016

Understanding Place DNA by James Larmour-Reid, Director, Planisphere.


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