This panel discussion localized issues raised in the traveling exhibition 'People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization', and sought audience views. Panelists included academics, urban practitioners, citizens, and developers.
The evening began with a short presentation by Anna Rubbo (CSUD, Earth Institute, Columbia University) about the origins and purpose of the People Building Better Cities exhibition followed by John Brockhoff (NSW Department of Planning), Chris Johnson (Urban Taskforce), Paul Pholeros (Healthabitat), Amelia Thorpe (Faculty of Law, UNSW) and Kati Westlake (Parramatta Council).
Australia’s cities have shifted from centres of manufacturing and industry to the drivers of a globalised economy fueled by knowledge, creativity and innovation
This forum explores how two nations with shared traditions but very different systems of urban governance and planning mediate the supply of new housing, and the roles played by government, planning authorities, developers, property owners and the public in this process.