ICTC 2018
Carla Chatzopoulos
Principal - Place
Presentation Title: Place engagement in the digital realm. Carla is a place strategist who connects business, place and community – unifying stakeholders around compelling visions and frameworks that ensure each place leverages its competitive advantage and return on investment. With her foundation as a strategic marketer, she has led teams to deliver place outcomes nationally across residential, mixed use and commercial precincts for multi-national developers, government agencies and infrastructure bodies.
David Eustace
Senior Urban Planner
Brisbane City Council
Presentation Title: Placemaking through partnership. David Eustace is a Senior Urban Planner working with Brisbane City Council’s Urban Renewal team on a range of exciting inner-city revitalisation projects. His background includes stints as a landscape architect, urban designer and urban planner however master planning and public realm projects have been a common thread and passion throughout his career. Over the past five years, David’s focus has been in developing a master plan for Brisbane’s city centre and facilitating key delivery projects including public spaces, streetscape upgrades and development facilitation.
David West
Principal Consultant
Premier Retail Marketing
Presentation Title: Mainstreets need management. David West is a retail consultant with over 25 years’ experience in managing and marketing mainstreets and shopping centres including Westfield Marion and Rundle Mall in Adelaide. David has travelled across the UK and USA including a 12 month period working in London. David developed and implemented the Adelaide City Retail Strategy in addition to Retail Strategies for Jetty Road Glenelg SA., Fed Square VIC., Queanbeyan ACT., Fremantle, Mandurah and Albany in WA, Parramatta in NSW and Christchurch NZ. David provides practical retail and business advice to Councils, towns and City centres across Australia and New Zealand to develop a sustainable mix of businesses through proactive leasing strategies. He is passionate about well managed streets and he has written a book called ‘Mainstreet Management:Successful Retail Strategies'.
Dean Landy
Architect, Urban Designer
Presentation Title: Tribus - A disruptive tool to empower and build vibrant communities. Dean Landy, CEO of Tribus Australia is a social entrepreneur and community advocate leading a purpose driven career that has a social impact within a commercial context. With over 19 years’ experience as an architect and urban planner Dean’s experience spans from town and neighbourhood centres, multi residential, mixed use and commercial developments. His mission is always to design, deliver and activate vibrant communities with people at the core of every decision.
Erica Barrenger
Director Planning and Development
City of Perth
Presentation Title: How the City of Perth is using indicators at the Activity Centre & Neighbourhood level to inform urban interventions. As the Director of Planning and Development at the City of Perth, Erica Barrenger is leading a multidisciplinary team focused on making Perth the world’s most liveable city. Prior to joining the City of Perth, Erica worked as a highly regarded Project Manager. This included managing the design and development of brown and green field sites and revitalisation of inner city areas in Melbourne and across Victoria as part of the Docklands Authority and then later with VicUrban.
Eugenie Stockmann
Green Fabric
Presentation Title: Community led development - A funding model for perpetually affordable housing for owner occupiers. Eugenie is a sustainability expert and passionately pursues better quality, sustainable development. In 2016 she founded Green Fabric, a hub that facilitates and promotes sustainable community building & living. This venture builds on the successful completion of two multi-award-winning developments by a group called The Green Swing which Eugenie co-founded. Eugenie has a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability from Murdoch University.
Flavia Kiperman
Principal - Heritage
element WA.
Presentation Title: A future for Cossack Townsite heritage precinct. Flavia’s work is equal parts advisory and delivery. She is creative, committed and known for her holistic approach to resolving project challenges. She sees opportunity in educating and knowledge-sharing to foster heritage appreciation. She shares her global perspective and commitment to heritage practice as an Associate at element where she oversees the preparation of heritage strategies, impact statements, assessments and identifies opportunities in restoration, adaptive re-use and development planning.
Frank Marra
Chief Executive Officer
Presentation Title: Growing the Perfect Mix As the CEO at LandCorp Frank is central to strategic planning, the evaluation of projects and risk analysis to business development, corporate planning and project delivery. LandCorp realises the potential of land across Western Australia with a portfolio of over 100 projects covering industrial, commercial, tourism and residential market segments. Frank was appointed CEO in 2014 and leads a team of around 200 development professionals. An economist and accountant, and having completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, his strategic contribution has been recognised by industry awards. Frank is currently a member of the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee and Central Perth Planning Committee; is a Trustee of CEDA in WA; and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and graduate of AICD.
Gary Holmes
General Manager
Uptown Business Association Inc.
Presentation Title: Old Meets New: the changing face of Uptown - How a Augmented Reality (AR) app and a unique co-working space concept is changing the face of a city fringe business district in Auckland. Gary Holmes is a Business Improvement District (BID) Management Specialist who has managed a number of business areas in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland for the past eight years including industrial / commercial and retail-based BIDs. Gary was awarded a Winston Churchill Scholarship in 2010 to study business improvement districts in the UK and United States and is currently serving his second term as an ex-officio International Director on the board of the International Downtown Association.
George Bramis
Executive Manager Shaping Waverley
Presentation Title: Bondi's Junction Evening Economy. George Bramis is a town planner with experience principally in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and CBD. George has over 30 years’ experience in local government at City of Sydney, Randwick, Woollahra and Waverley Councils. He is an active member of the Planning Institute of Australia and as an Executive Manager at Waverley Council, currently manages a team with expertise in Land use planning, Policy formulation, Urban design, Heritage conservation, Economic development, Transport planning, Tourism and Property development.
Grant Hirst
Providore Place Devonport
Presentation Title: Devonport Tasmania - A new direction. Former senior property roles at both Woolworths and Westfield. Recent years focussed on Urban Renewal. Now running an innovative new venture called Providore Place Devonport showcasing the region's incredible depth of food. Providore Place is a key component of major change taking place in the region.
Jana Soderlund
Research Fellow; Director Green Roofs Australasia; Director Design by Nature; Consultant Arbor Carbon
Curtin University
Presentation Title: Nature Infill: What Local Government Can Do For Biophilic Urbanism. Jana holds a PhD in Biophilic Urban Design, Member of the global Biophilic Cities steering committee, Founding member of Perth Biophilic Cities group, Co-designer of pop-up biophilic Peace Pods, Director of consultancy Design by Nature. Board director of Green Roofs Australasia and consultant with ArborCarbon. Currently part of a global research group on a biosolar research project. Publishes academic papers, active presenter and is a sessional lecturer.
Jenny Franke
Executive Manager Community Life
Campbelltown City Council
Presentation Title: Place – buzzword, paradigm shift or pathway? Jenny Franke is an experienced senior local government leader and management consultant with a thirst for solving wicked problems to achieve maximum impact for people and communities. With a career spanning several states of Australia and New Zealand, across urban and remote communities, Jenny has delivered community and corporate strategy to improve the effectiveness of local government to achieve better outcomes for communities. Jenny is currently the Executive Manager Community Life at Campbelltown City Council on the outskirts of Sydney, leading the City's social impact planning and delivery, placemaking and events and activations.
John Carey
Member for Perth
WA Government
Presentation Title: Taking the risk: why town teams are the answer for local government main street renewal. In his professional career, John has worked as a journalist in print, radio and TV, as well as a parliamentary adviser to previous WA Premiers, Dr Geoff Gallop and Alan Carpenter. John then worked as a lobbyist for the Pew Environment Group, successfully advocating for the creation of a Great Kimberley Marine Park. During this time, he established WA's first town team: the Beaufort Street Network, and cofounded at the timePerth's largest street Festival, the Beaufort Street Festival. Elected as the Mayor of the City of Vincent in 2013 and again in 2015, he championed a significant reform program – ensuring the council became a leader in transparency and accountability standards in the local government sector, cutting red tape, and driving vibrant town centres and main streets. He championed the Town Team model across the City of Vincent, helping to establish a number of new town teams to encourage community led place making. Now as the Member for Perth, he has additional responsibilities as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, and the Minister for Transport and Planning. In his first year as the Member of Perth, he organised the Perth City Summit, attended by over 350 residents, small businesses and property owners, interested in driving renewal to make the City a better place to live, work and play.
Jon Pizey
Group Design Partner
DEM (Aust) Pty Ltd
Presentation Title: Parking Strategies to Provide More Space for People and Places. Jon Pizey is an architect, urban designer and the Design Partner for DEM. His professional focus has been the design of major ‘place making’, urban design, architectural, civic and transport infrastructure projects. His experience includes projects such as the 6 Star Green Star Ausgrid Learning Centre, Lindfield Village Green, the Northern Beaches B-Line Project, and Transport for NSW Commuter Car Park Program, and Sydney Airport air-side masterplanning projects. Jon currently holds a position on the Hornsby Council Design Excellence Panel.
Katherine O'Regan
Executive Director
Cities Leadership Institute
Presentation Title: City Leadership for Today. Katherine O’Regan has over 30 years’ experience in developing and implementing growth strategies for business and government. Having served as a Chief of Staff and Advisor to Federal and State Government Ministers and Deputy Mayor, Woollahra Municipal Council where she served as a Councillor for five years, Katherine has unique insights into the policy, process and priorities of government. In 2017 Katherine was appointed Executive Director of the Cities Leadership Institute, a not-for-profit dedicated to building the capacity of urban leaders to make cities, towns and communities great places. Katherine has led forums and workshops, written policy submissions and articles, and advocated for change for clients including NSW Small Business Commissioner’s small business friendly Councils and regional activation programs, the NSW Department of Industry’s Future Towns Program, energy start ups and the Australian Banking Association. Formally an athlete, scientist and coach Katherine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of US Studies (with Merit) and is Director of leading public policy think tank, The Sydney Institute and Chair of her local Chamber of Commerce, the Double Bay + Districts Business Chamber.
Lesley Humphreys
LMH consulting / Paws4PLay
Presentation title: Planning, Design and Management of dog parks as off-leash areas. Lesley’s passion for pets was established at an early age. In her adult years this translated into volunteer work on the board of the Victorian Animal Aid Trust and into her work in the field of recreation, community, and open space planning and management; and animal management service planning. Lesley has spent the last 8 years working with councils to plan and manage services and facilities relating specifically to dogs. The planning, design and management of dog off-leash areas, including dog parks has become a significant part of Lesley’s work. She designs dog parks in line with safe design principles that respond to dog behavior; conducts off-leash site feasibility assessments; writes dog off-leash policies, service level plans, and dog park management plans; and provides planning advice and support to councils preparing designs in-house She presents on the topic of Dog Park Planning, Management and Design at conferences and workshops and has produced a series of technical information sheets to assist councils with the planning and management of dog parks. These technical sheets are now being expanded into a comprehensive Technical Manual for councils.
Marion Fulker
Committee for Perth
Presentation Title: What We Thought Would Kill Us - The Good, Bad and Ugly. Marion is CEO of the Committee for Perth. She took up the position in 2007 having previously been the Executive Director of the UDIA WA Division. Marion is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at UWA and holds an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business. Marion is the Chair of the Conservation & Parks Commission and sits on the state’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee. As an evidenced-based organisation, Marion has led a number of landmark Committee for Perth research projects.
Marisa McArthur
Project and Research Officer
City of Hobart
Presentation Title: A vision for Hobart: Articulating community sense of place through storytelling and deliberative democracy. Marisa is Project and Research Officer at the City of Hobart. Her work focuses on research, strategy, policy, communications and community engagement. She specialises in interdisciplinary and big-picture projects, ranging from local food to education-to-employment pathways for young Tasmanians. Originally from the Midwestern US, Marisa arrived in Tasmania after many years of travelling and considers herself extraordinarily lucky to call Hobart home. She has project managed the development of the new vision for the City of Hobart.
Mark McClelland
Creative Director
Cultural Capital
Presentation Title: ART in TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE, Why it matters and how to get it (Curation, curation, curation; some artworks went to the station - one got lost and one got squashed and one found a high-vis location). Mark is a cultural strategist, curator in the public realm, and award-winning sculptor. He is co-founder and creative director of Cultural Capital, providing cultural advice to government and the development industries. Cultural Capital has recently delivered the cultural masterplan for some of Australia’s largest transport infrastructure programs including; Sydney Metro City and Southwest and M5 Westconnex. A member of Place Leaders Australia and a founding director of the Brisbane Public Art Foundation, Mark is committed to developing a methodology to ensure that urban development realises healthy and beneficial cultural outcomes.
Martin Darcy
Service Manager - Business and Innovation
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Presentation Title: Reinventing a Regional City – Lessons and Challenges in a journey through Master Planning to Implementation. Martin has previously had his own National Award winning tourism business before joining the NSW Government on a global first conservation project which then led to joining the Federal Government developing visitor experiences in National Parks across Australia. He now finds himself ticking off the third leg of the government trifecta in Local Government as Service Manager - Business and Innovation with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council who is in the process of delivering a substantial urban renewal program to revitalise the town centre through a new Spatial Business Plan, installing Smart City infrastructure, building a new hi-tech business park focused on defence and tech clusters and positioning Queanbeyan as the centrepiece of SE New South Wales. Quite a challenging task when you are a border town 12km from Canberra CBD and your town centre is struggling. It’s a long journey and we have learnt a lot…
Martin Kozinsky
Planner - Urban Regeneration
Christchurch City Council
Presentation Title: Can temporary activation shape a city? Martin Kozinsky has spent the last two years undertaking urban regeneration and placemaking initiatives at the Christchurch City Council and it has proven to be a varied and exciting journey! Highlights have included crowd-sourcing participation in public art, enabling a community to fill an oversized vending machine with local art, and playing shepherd for a flock of brightly coloured plastic sheep!
Matt Hammond
Manager Economic Development and Marketing
City of Fremantle
Presentation Title: Destination Marketing - A Local Government Approach. Matt is a local government professional with a passion for economic development. Having worked in both metropolitan and regional local governments Matt has led a variety of economic development and tourism based projects and currently heads up the economic development and marketing at the City of Fremantle.
Matthew McNeilly
Managing Director
Sirona Capital Pty Ltd
Presentation Title: Urban Renewal - Kings Square Fremantle. Matthew McNeilly is Managing Director at Sirona Capital. He is responsible for the origination of real estate opportunities and the performance of Sirona Capital’s real estate private equity business, investments and funds. Matthew established Sirona Capital’s real estate private equity business in 2010 and has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in real estate acquisition, divestment, development and finance, having acted for institutions, governments, banks, corporations and family offices. Prior to joining Sirona Capital, Matthew spent 15 years in real estate investment banking where he was responsible for advisory, financing and real estate development funds management. In 2001, Matthew founded the Perth office of Australian corporate advisory firm, Grant Samuel. He has been an executive director to the manager and trustee companies of a number of property investment entities. Matthew is presently serving on both the Council and Foundation at Christ Church Grammar School. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
Michael Chappell
Culture Counts
Presentation Title: Using Data to Enhance Community Consultation and Engagement. Michael Chappell is CEO of Culture CountsTM. A Chartered Management Consultant with a B.Econ (Hons) from UWA, Michael spent five years working in market and property research before beginning a career in Management Consulting in 1991. Michael has over 20 years of economic policy and strategy consulting experience, augmented with formal training in Corporate Strategy Development through Stanford University and postgraduate qualifications from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also the founder and Managing Director of Pracsys Economics.
Natalya Boujenko
Presentation Title Integrating Movement and Place: Street design needs to support street revitilisation
Natalya specialises in integrated transport and land use planning, integrated design, community engagement, and city development and renewal. Natalya’s portfolio spans an extensive range of projects, policy and academic work in Adelaide, regional South Australia, Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, England and Ireland. Natalya has 20 years of experience, and is a creative thinker who brings her engineering, planning, engagement and communication expertise to develop and implement projects and strategies that shape connected cities and communities.
Nick Booth
Urban Designer
Presentation Title: Urban Design, Memories and the Olfactory Dimension. • Nick Booth of nbd-space is an Urban Designer with 18-years working in urban planning, design and heritage in Australia and the UK. • MA in Urban Design with Merit from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and provides Cultural Heritage and Urban Design advice for the City of Hobart. • Urban Design Consultant for Hobart’s 'Collins Court' Redevelopment, winner of the AILA TAS Civic Landscape Prize 2016 • Founding member of the Better Hobart Group.
Noel Robertson
Principal heritage and strategy
City of Perth
Presentation Title: Integrating Heritage Incentives into a Place-Based Approach. Noel is currently the Principal managing heritage at the City of Perth. Noel comes from a town planning background but has also completed his masters in heritage management at the University of Birmingham Noel has been instrumental in developing and implementing the City of Perth Heritage Program which is a state leader in what it delivers. Noel is driven by what the potential of heritage can deliver to all sections of our society and is committed to delivering this in a holistic and inclusive manner.
Paul Garbett
Director Planning and Strategic Projects
City of Fremantle
Presentation Title:The Fremantle Alternative - big thinking about small housing. Paul is Director of Planning at the City of Fremantle, having worked in Fremantle since 2007. Paul’s expertise and qualifications are in urban planning, and in a 35 year career he has held senior management and professional positions with local governments in Western Australia and the United Kingdom. As a planner Paul’s particular interests are sustainable urban regeneration and innovation in housing development. He has played a major role in Fremantle’s current ‘Freo Alternative’ diverse and affordable housing initiative, which won the PIA WA Planning Minister’s Award in 2017.
Peter Ciemitis
Presentation Title: 15 Principles of Designing Great Civic Spaces … in 15 Minutes. Peter is Principal and lead urban designer in the Robertsday Perth Studio. Awarded PIA Planner of the Year (WA) in 2014, he specialises in the design of urban centres, urban infill, waterfronts and residential development. He is a sought-after advisor in the industry, having held key positions on over 20 Committees, Panels and Boards. Also an artist, Peter is an Archibald finalist and has represented Australia Internationally, including a collateral exhibition at last year’s Venice Biennale.
Rob Thomas
Manager Western Australia and Northern Territory
Presentation Title: Developing the City of Canning using Advanced 3D Modelling. Rob is a geospatial professional with over 20 years’ experience in all technical aspects of aerial surveying, including photogrammetry, airborne laser scanning, digital imagery and 3D modelling.
Russell Kingdom
Director Kings Square Project
Presentation Title: Transformational Moves. Russell is Kings Square Project Director at the City of Fremantle overseeing the Kings Square revitalisation project as well as other strategic urban projects. Prior to this, Russell spent 10 years leading the multi-discipline design office at the City of Perth, responsible for urban strategies and projects including the Northbridge Piazza, Forrest Place redevelopment, streetscape improvements and laneway developments. Educated and trained as an architect in the UK, he has worked across local government, private practice and state government agencies in developing his leadership in design of the public realm and the delivery of city projects.
Ryan Falconer
Cities Leader Western Australia
Arup Pty Ltd
Presentation Title: The Consequences of Smartness: Trade-offs associated with digitisation of the urban environment. Ryan holds a PhD in sustainability and technology policy. He has worked on projects in New Zealand, Australia, the US, Canada and China, and presented in eight countries on evolving mobility topics. Ryan has published over 30 papers, articles and other features, and is a member of SCCANZ's urban mobility taskforce.
Sean Stephens
Managing Partner
Essential Economics
Presentation Title: Centres that combine people and places to make money. Sean is an economist who has worked on a diverse range of projects across Australia for high profile clients in the public and private sectors. He has a track record of providing independent economic advice on complex issues and possesses an extensive knowledge of the property industry in Australia.
Simon White
Managing Director
Publicus Pty. Ltd.
Presentation Title: Creating an enabling local business environment. Dr Simon White is an independent policy advisor who helps national, regional and city governments, business organisations and development agencies formulate and implement strategies for economic growth, business development and job creation. He has provided these services in over 30 countries and across Australia, including extensive experience in WA’s regions. He is the Managing Director of Publicus Pty. Ltd., an active, accredited member of Economic Development Australia and a Visiting Fellow at Murdoch University's Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs.
Stefanie Matosevic
Urban & Place Planner
Presentation Title: Embedding Placemaking into Urban Design. Stefanie is an Urban Planner and Place Planner with 5 years’ industry experience, and passion for creating and improving people-focused urban environments. She commenced her career as a planner before moving into placemaking in 2013 to pursue her interest in a more people-focused and collaborative approach to city design and development. She has a keen interest in how public spaces drive urban prosperity - not only economically but socially and culturally.
Sue Savage
Community and Cultural Development Manager
Wollongong City COuncil
Presentation Title: Local Government and Creative Industries - Exploring the relationship, value and measurement of impact as a motivator for local government investment. Sue Savage is the Manager of Community and Cultural Development at Wollongong City Council, NSW with 20 years experience as a facilitator, enabler and leader in the community and cultural sector. Sue has recently completed a PhD investigating local government’s ideal role in enhancing community liveability via creative industries. She is committed to contributing to community and cultural development for visitors and locals and is proud of Wollongong's changes that have been achieved in recent years.
Suzee Brain
Brain & Poulter
Presentation Title: TRANSFORM – The 5 Step Process Used By The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust To Drive Successful F&B Tender Outcomes. Suzee is co-founder and Director of Brain & Poulter, Australasia's property sector’s No. 1 food consultancy. Working with major government and private property owners, B&P’s food strategies include Sydney Opera House, TramSheds, Sydney Olympic Park Venues, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney City Council, Rhodes Community Centre, Avalon Surf Club and Shelly Beach. Suzee is a highly sought-after food trends speaker - presenting to more than 10,000 people and a regular contributor to Shopping Centre News and industry forums like ICTC.
Valerie Hussain
Emergency Services Preparedness Faciliator
Australian Red Cross Emergency Services
Presentation Title: Emergency Planning for your organisation. Valerie has been a Red Cross Emergency Services volunteer for 14 years in NSW, also a Psychological First Aid trainer and an Emergency preparedness facilitator involved a number of diverse emergency activation's during this time. Valerie is passionate about better preparing communities for emergencies which assists in the recovery process.
Valli Morphett
CoDesign Studio
Presentation Title: Accelerating community in new neighbourhoods through community-led placemaking. Valli is an energetic optimist, passionate about community-led placemaking and creative engagement. She has spent over a decade leading community engagement and placemaking teams, and developing creative activation processes to help harness the power of communities. In her spare moments she is a professional chalk artist, bringing streets to life and delivering live chalk art for festivals around Australia.
Zanda Cameron
Presentation Title: HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PLACE – INTEGRATING THE PLANNING AND PLACE PROCESS. Zanda Cameron, a Principal with RobertsDay, is one of Australia’s most preeminent place making strategists, with over 15 years of industry experience. Before moving to RobertsDay, she was a founding partner of Place Match, Western Australia’s first place making consultancy, and a senior manager at EPRA (now MRA). Her ethos is to make sure the community is ‘all aboard’ so a project can successfully launch and be delivered on the ground. Because without stakeholder engagement, the best laid place-making strategies will come to nothing. Zanda works to understand and leverage local aspirations and insights to achieve sustainable community outcomes within budget. She is an energetic facilitator with good experience translating analytical concepts to practical and tailored outcomes.