Two recent practitioners-in-residence will showcase their research findings. In addition, the findings of a research project, which the Trust commissioned examining the interface between research and practice will also be presented.
The Trust commissioned a research project in 2013, which examined the attitudes of urban practitioners to urban research – how they currently engage with research. The study also explored what strategies researchers could use to increase the impact of their research with policy makers. It was presented by Dr Joe Hurley from RMIT and Dr Elizabeth Taylor from the University of Melbourne.
Communities of Practice
Focusing on getting to the heart of workplace learning, sharing and innovation. With a case study for establishing a community of practice amongst social housing asset managers across Australia and New Zealand.
Presented by practitioner-in-residence, Mr Donald Proctor.
Council Decision Making and Independent Panels
A discussion based on the evolution of planning panels and their contribution to improving development assessment in NSW.
Presented by practitioner-in-residence, Ms Yolande Stone.
The lecture advances a conceptual framework for analyzing and evaluating metropolitan areas based on the degree that they facilitate citizens' efforts to obtain, retain and expand economic, social and psychological resources, what is called "the quest for respect".
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.