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Imagine a city that puts people first: full of great places to spend time, do business, work, socialise and just be youself, no matter what your age or interests.
Strategic place maker and author Kylie Legge, US tactical urbanism leader Mike Lydon and the City of Sydney's Manager of Culture Rachel Healy will lead the discussion on global city making movements that aim to do just that.
Cities and all they represent; vitality, innovation, opportunity and creativity, are the focus of community and government interest. Sydney is no different. there is ‘electricity in the air’, a sense of exquisite tension, of palatable expectation.Understanding that communal energy, how to channel it and make it sustainable is one of the foundations of place making; that is, the process of working collaboratively to make our shared urban spaces better for the community they serve; socially, economically, environmentally and culturally.
Join us in a discussion about how both top down and bottom up approaches, when working together, can deliver the cities in which we all aspire to live.
Kylie will speak on the potential of place making, the strategic process that defines the goals of a community, identifies the unique characteristics of each place and develops a long-term plan for holistically developing a sense of place, to improve our cities.
Mike will speak on the goals and outcomes of tactical urbanism, the use of lower cost, quick or short term interventions into the fabric of an existing environment that have a strategic or long term objective
Rachel will speak on the development of the City of Sydney's first cultural policy.
This is a free event, but you need to reserve a seat.
Global City Making is a free public talk and part of the SHARED CITY program of events running from 17th September to 24th September in Sydney and Melbourne. Visit www.placepartners.com.au/events for more information about Pitch-a This, Melbourne's public talk and Workshop sessions in both cities.