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The Dollars and Sense of Building for Bikes

Short Communciations

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Dollars and Sense of Building for Bikes

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Hear how bicycles bring innovation, flair, liveable environments and profit to urban developments. The evening will definitively bust the myth that cycling is just a transport obligation or a cost burden.

Instead, creating spaces that work for bikes and development has many pay-offs. The evening will showcase global and local examples of how bicycle-oriented development can create the kinds of places people want to move to and that developers want to build. Talks followed by a robust panel discussion and q+a.

For architects, planners, property professionals and anyone interested in the role cycling can play in making better places.


  • Dr Steven Fleming is an architect, academic, and writer with a PhD in philosophy and architecture. He leads a unique design studio looking at creative architectural responses to cycling and has lectured in UK, Netherlands and the US on the concept of “cycle-space".
  • Emlyn Keane, Head of Property Management and Sustainable Performance at AMP Capital Investors will outline what they are doing to promote cycle-friendly development as a major owner of commercial CBD office buildings. Emlyn will showcase some new facilities and the economic drivers behind their creation.
  • Silvija Smits, Specialist Planner, NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure. As a project manager on the NSW Urban Activation Precincts, Silvija will give a status update on the current precincts, and explain what is happening to rebalance all the transport modes at these locations. A former Principal of Planning at Hassell and cyclist, she provides perspective from both sides of the cycle path.
  • Michael File, Director, Strategic Assessment, NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure. Michael is responsible for the management and overall direction of the UAP program. Michael is also a cyclist.

The brainstrust discussion following will include a range of perspectives on bicycle-oriented development from planning and design disciplines. Free bike parking will be available.

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2 Informal CPD points for architects, see Austrailan Institute of Architects website for information.

1 CPD point for Green Building Council of Australia members. They will need to place a request through their CPD learning portal and upload a record of attendance.

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In conjunction with Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter

Part of the Sydney Cycle ways Sydney Rides Festival

Have questions about The Dollars and Sense of Building for Bikes? Contact Short Communciations

When & Where

Tusculum House
3 Manning St
Potts Point, NSW 2011

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Short Communciations

BIKESydney was formed in 2000 to lobby for improved conditions for bicycle users within the City of Sydney Local Government Area. BIKESydney’s efforts have resulted in the initiation in a new bike plan – this is the plan that is currently driving all the great work we’re seeing in the CoS LGA today. Cycling rates are now steadily on the rise in Sydney, and the organisation focuses on education, making government submissions and giving the bicycle community a strong public voice.

Short Communciations is a communications consultancy with a passion for sustainabilty in the built environment and in particular how we can have more bike-friendly cities in Australia.

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia, representing 12,000 members. The Institute works to improve our built environment by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design. The NSW Chapter undertakes advoacy and education and continuing professional development for members

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