Sustainable Urbanism Roadshow - Hobart

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Australian Institute of Architects (TAS)

1/19A Hunter Street

Hobart, TAS 7000

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, The Australian National Outlook Report and many other studies all identify the built environment as a critical area in which to address the challenges of climate change and population growth. The Australian Institute of Architects has itself has endorsed 'The Architects Declaration of a Climate Emergency’ noting the critical need to ‘strengthen work practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us’.

As Hobart deals with a property boom and unprecedented levels of population growth, how do we manage manage the expectation of new development while minimising its impacts on the environment? What are the considerations for managing new development in one of Australia’s most historically significant cities? And how do we build new places that not only meet the need for additional housing but creates socially sustainable and resilient communities?

As part of Open House Hobart 2019, Prince's Trust Australia, Australian Institute of Architects (TAS), Heritage Tasmania and the International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism invite you to join us for our next Sustainable Urbanism Roadshow in Hobart this October.

Jennifer Nichols, Executive Director for the Australian Institute of Architects (TAS) will facilitate an evening of networking, presentations and a panel discussion exploring the importance of sustainable urbanism and place-making in 'Doing Density Well’.

Free Entry: Inclusive of light food and drinks

Panel Members

Justin Hewitt - Director of Sustainable Communities | Prince's Trust Australia

Deirdre MacDonald - Heritage Advisor | Heritage Tasmania

Leigh Woolley - Architect | Australian Institute of Architects

Megan Baynes - Urbanist | Australian Institute of Architects


About the Panel

Justin Hewitt:

Justin is an archaeologist by trade and has 20 years experience working across the heritage, development and tourism sector. He has previously worked for the UK based sustainable development company, Our Place, and spent ten years with the NSW Government for The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Property NSW. Justin is an experienced project manager and has delivered projects within heritage, conservation, adaptive re-use and new development. His current work with Prince’s Trust Australia includes delivering a new exemplar development in Sydney and championing sustainable urbanism through education and training programs.

Justin is the Chapter Chairman of INTBAU Australia (International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism) and has spent the last ten years as a member of the National Trust Australia (NSW) Industrial Heritage Committee.

Deirdre MacDonald:

Originally from Scotland, Deirdre was inspired in her youth by the rich architectural heritage of her local area, including her neighbourhood castle. A graduate of the University of Western Australia, Deirdre forged a successful architectural career with design firms in Perth and Sydney.

Since moving to Tasmania in 2006, Deirdre has worked for Heritage Tasmania as a heritage advisor while also managing family commitments - raising four daughters. Deirdre’s key responsibilities include providing conservation and heritage advice on significant development projects and the statutory assessment of applications for Heritage Council approval. As a long-term member of CHPT (Cultural Heritage Practitioners Tasmania), Deirdre is an active member of the Tasmanian heritage community, taking part in educational presentations, conferences and panel discussions.

Leigh Woolley:

Leigh is a Tasmanian Architect with thirty-five years professional experience as an architectural and urban design practitioner. He provides design and consultancy services to private clients and all levels of government, within architecture and associated design disciplines, particularly urban design. He is the recipient of numerous professional design awards across these disciplines. The author of critically acclaimed studies considering the landscape of the city and the role of settlement in ‘revealing’ place, he uses the case study of Hobart (in particular), to advance his research. Recently he authored the Building Heights Standards Review - a framework for shaping density in Central Hobart, ‘a small city in a large landscape, at the southern edge of the urbanized world’. His photography is held in state and national collections and is part of his working method.

He is a Churchill Fellow and Adjunct Professor in Architecture and Design (UTAS) and practices from Hobart.

Megan Baynes

Megan Baynes has a reputation for creating exquisite and specific architecture in Tasmania and beyond. A sensitivity to, and preoccupation with, the superlative Tasmanian landscape typifies her work which includes GASP!, Lighthouse and her own Little Big House. Megan’s Architecture has been widely published and can be found in books by Taschen, Gestalten and Thames & Hudson.Megan has 20 years of experience in Architecture and Urbanism having worked in Berlin, Sydney and Hobart across Government and the Private Sector. Megan was on the Jury for the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Awards (TAS Chapter), has taught at the University of Tasmania and has acted as an external examiner for the Master’s Program.

Megan works at the City of Hobart where she is pursuing a long held interest in Conservation. Megan is working on projects to link the past with the future: how can we augment cultural heritage practice via the urgent aspiration for urban resilience?


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Australian Institute of Architects (TAS)

1/19A Hunter Street

Hobart, TAS 7000

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