Shifting Climate / Shifting Places

UQ Placemaking Summit 2019

Wed 20 Nov 2019 9:00am4:00pm

Venue

Global Change Institute #20 (Atrium), The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072

Have you ever wondered how just 2 degrees of warming will change our cities and regions? How we will cope with more frequent extreme weather events, such as flooding, cyclones or heat stress? What does this mean for future placemaking? And how will planners, environmental designers, architects, and other professionals need to upscale their practice?

Explore these issues with The University of Queensland at the ‘Shifting Climate / Shifting Places’ summit on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Engage with a diverse mix of leaders in climate adaptive planning and design and gain actionable insights on how we can adjust our practice for future climate impacts and create more resilient cities and regions in Queensland.

Start the day with a morning of provocative keynote and expert talks. Our keynote speaker, Halvard Dalheim, is one of Australia's pre-eminent strategic planners, having led major city strategies and teams in both Melbourne and Sydney. He is a creative futurist, anticipating the dramatic change processes facing Australian cities and regions.

In the afternoon, you will be invited to participate in collaborative workshops featuring two leading experts of placemaking and climate change adaptation, John Mongard (John Mongard Landscape Architects), and James Davidson (James Davidson Architect), who will teach new climate adaptation frameworks, processes and techniques that can be applied across many places.

Climate adaptation perspectives

Aunty Ruby SimsAunty Ruby Sims

is a Mununjali and Wangerriburra Elder who lives in the Scenic Rim region of South East Queensland. Aunty Ruby is the South East Region Elder of the Year 2017. Aunty Ruby is a Cultural Ambassador for the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in support of their RAP and is the Honorary Cultural Ambassador for Tamborine Mt. State School.
“My passion is growing connections between people and place within a cultural framework so that our children and our childrens’ children may have a future of shared tomorrows.”

 

Halvard DalheimHalvard Dalheim

is one of Australia's pre-eminent strategic planners, having led major city strategies and teams in both Melbourne and Sydney. He is a creative futurist, anticipating the dramatic change processes facing Australian cities and regions. How we effect change has been central to his philosophy for long term plans, and is the focus of his current work at the University of Sydney. 

 

Pam BourkePam Bourke

is a renowned social planner and community development practitioner who works internationally around Company-Community relations. Pam managed Community Development and Community Planning in Brisbane City and Auckland City prior to teaching and training extensively around building strong and resilient communities to address the impacts of change. Pam is interested in how community led climate change adaptation can be enabled.

 

Dr James DavidsonJames Davidson

is one of Australia’s leading designers on climate change adaptation and flooding. Through his architectural practice and related Churchill Fellowship work, he has created building systems and Government guidelines to enable large numbers of flood prone homes to become flood resilient in Brisbane and other parts of Queensland more broadly. James is also the author of Water Futures, a collaborative process and publication that has altered the collective knowledge and processes for managing flood events in South East Queensland.

 

John MongardJohn Mongard

has undertaken award winning placemaking projects across Australia in a career spanning thirty years. His recent large scale projects focus on ecovillages and settlements which aim for low carbon futures. The Brolga lakes and The Ecovillage at Currumbin are examples of climate resilient projects in Queensland by John Mongard Landscape Architects. John’s current focus is on how we can adapt and plan for much more dramatic changes and impacts to our places created by the climate crisis. John is developing climate strategies which can focus on grassroots action within the commons of every community. He teaches, writes and campaigns on climate change actions.

 

Bob SpeirsBob Speirs

has devoted much of his career to addressing risks to communities from environmental change and impacts. Bob is a leader in crafting policy and action around climate change and adaptation planning through his work with both government and The University of Queensland.

 

Read about our other contributors

 

Program

Time Event
8.30-9am Arrival and Registration - Atrium, Global Change Institute (20)
9-9.40am

Lecture Theatre 206, Steele Building (3)

Welcome and Overview of the Day
Dr Sébastien Darchen, Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Acknowledgement of Country and a First Nation’s view on Adaptation
Aunty Ruby Sims, Wangerriburra and Mununjali Elder and AILA Cultural Ambassador

Opening Comments: Placemaking and Climate Action
Professor Mark Blows, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Queensland
The Honourable Jackie Trad, MP, Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Mr Michael Myer, Director, The Myer Foundation
Mr Malcolm Middleton OAM LFRAIA, Queensland Government Architect

9.40-10.20am Keynote Presentation
Mr Halvard Dalheim, Executive Director, Strategic Planning Integration, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
10.20-10.40am Morning Tea - Atrium, Global Change Institute (20)
10.40am-12.15pm

Lecture Theatre 206, Steele Building (3)

A Neighbourhood Framework for Climate Action
Industry leaders will present their experience on how to enable neighbourhood actions and processes:

  • Mr Bob Speirs, Advisor on climate risk, natural resource and environmental management: Planning for Resilient Adaptation
  • Mr John Mongard, John Mongard Landscape Architects: Placemaking and Adaptation
  • Ms Pam Bourke, Pam Bourke Consulting: The Social Dimensions of Adaptation
  • Mr James Davidson, James Davidson Architect: Adaptive Buildings and Neighbourhoods

Panel + Q&A
Ms Stephanie Wyeth, Professional Planner in Residence, The University of Queensland will moderate a panel discussion with presenters and the audience.

12.15-1pm Lunch - Atrium, Global Change Institute (20)
1-3pm

Ideas for Climate Adaptation: Testing the Climate Framework on Two Brisbane Neighbourhoods

Ideas for a Kurilpa Climate Strategy - an inner-city neighbourhood: West End peninsula
Workshop leader: Mr John Mongard, John Mongard Landscape Architects
Venue: Room 314, Steele Building (3)

OR:

Ideas for a Rosalie climate strategy - a middle suburbs neighbourhood: the Rosalie area
Workshop leader: Mr James Davidson, James Davidson Architect
Venue: Room 315, Steele Building (3)

3-3.20pm Afternoon Tea - Atrium, Global Change Institute (20)
3.20-4pm

Lecture Theatre 206, Steele Building (3)

Great Ideas for Climate Adaptation
Ms Stephanie Wyeth (UQ) and Dr Dominique Hes, Director, Place Agency, The University of Melbourne, will report back on the 10 best ideas from each workshop

Panel and Q&A How do we take this forward?
Ms Laurel Johnson, The University of Queensland, will moderate a panel discussion with Mr Michael Myer, Director, The Myer Foundation; Mr Malcolm Middleton OAM LFRAIA, Queensland Government Architect; Ms Brooke Williams, Principal Brisbane, Co-Design Studio

Where to next?
Summary and close by Dr Sébastien Darchen, The University of Queensland

4pm Event concludes

The program is subject to change. Last updated: 17/09/2019

 

Key event details

Date Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Time 8.30am for a 9am start; 4pm finish 
Location Global Change Institute #20 (Atrium), The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072 (map)
Refreshments Tea and coffee upon arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
Cost $80 per person for a full-day; $60 for a half-day from 9am-1pm
Registrations Please register online here.
Parking Paid parking is available on campus. Alternatively, view the public transport options to St Lucia.
Twitter Post using #UQPlacemaking

 

Resources from the 2018 summit

Download the 2018 Post-event report - Summit findings (PDF, 820KB)

 

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Cost: $80 per person for a full-day; $60 for a half-day from 9am-1pm

Contacts

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