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Healthy Placemaking Symposium - Western Parkland City

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Level 9, Western Sydney University - Liverpool CBD Campus

100 Macquarie Street

Liverpool, NSW 2170

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Designing Healthy Places & Spaces for the Western Parkland City

The population of the Western Parkland City is projected to grow from 740,000 in 2016 to 1.1 million by 2036, and to well over 1.5 million by 2056. The way we plan and design the rapidly expanding neighbourhoods will have significant impact on future health and wellbeing of the people who live in the Western Parkland City. We must collaborate to find clever place-based solutions to make it easier for people in Sydney’s west to stay active, well and socially connected.

The Healthy Placemaking Symposium is a one-day learning and exchange forum focusing on placemaking as a way to influence health and wellbeing outcomes. We will:

  • bring together built environment practitioners, population health practitioners and policy makers who plan, design and build places and neighbourhoods across the rapidly growing LGAs of the Western Parklands City; and

  • showcase evidence-based research, best practice case studies and share ideas on how to plan, design and build healthy liveable neighbourhoods in the Western Parkland City.

Who should attend? If you have a part in shaping cities, neighbourhoods and streets in the Western Parklands City and care about human and planetary health, you need to be at this symposium. This is an event for designers, engineers, planners, developers, government authorities, researchers, community builders and public health specialists.

Overarching themes and topics will include:

  • Designing and engineering great ‘healthy’ streets in the Western Parkland City
  • The art and practice of healthy placemaking
  • Opportunities for designing a Western Sydney healthy airport & Aerotropolis
  • Urban heat mitigation in Sydney’s western suburbs
  • Green open spaces and the public health story of trees
  • Why people in Sydney’s west are getting bigger – the rise of the obesogenic suburb
  • Transport planning in the Western Parkland City – designing for humans (not cars)
  • ‘Placemaking for Human Health’ – a design challenge put to a few placemaking experts to create a place in south western Sydney that drives social connectivity, active transport and mental health.

Confirmed speakers and panelists (to date) include:

  • Professor Evelyne de Leeuw – Centre for Health Equity Training and Research & Evaluation
  • Professor Nicky Morrison – Professor of Urban Planning – Western Sydney University
  • Philip Graus – Director Western City Deal – Greater Sydney Commission
  • Belinda Lewis – Project Director - Western Sydney Planning Partnership
  • David Petrie - Manager City Design and Public Domain - Liverpool City Council
  • Professor Mat Santamouris – University of New South Wales
  • Professor Susan Thompson - Professor of Planning - University of New South Wales
  • Professor Thomas Astell-Burt – University of Wollongong
  • Fiona Morrison, Director Open Space – Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment
  • Sara Stace, Manager Walking and Cycling Strategy -Transport for NSW
  • Adam Leto, Executive Director - Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue

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Level 9, Western Sydney University - Liverpool CBD Campus

100 Macquarie Street

Liverpool, NSW 2170

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