Who should be involved in city making and how? This is one of the questions at the center of NSW Government deliberations as it seeks to reform the NSW planning system. The question is an important one for architects and planners and also raises issues about the right to the city.
This panel discussion will localize issues raised in the traveling exhibition 'People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization', and seek audience views. Panelists include academics, urban practitioners, citizens, and developers. The evening will begin 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.