globe imageHave 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, sea-level rises or cyclones? What does this mean for future placemaking? And what role will planners, designers, architects, engineers and ecologists play?

Explore these issues with The University of Queensland at the 'Placemaking for Climate Adaptation' summit on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Engage with a diverse mix of policy-makers, industry leaders, community builders, entrepreneurs and designers and gain actionable insights on how we can prepare 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, followed by an afternoon of 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 adaptation knowledge, processes and techniques that can be applied across many places.

The summit is part of the Placemaking Sandbox Project, funded by The Myer Foundation.


8.30 - 9am: Arrival and registration
9 - 10.20am: Opening and keynote
10.40am - 12pm: Presentations from industry experts
1 - 3pm: Two concurrent workshops
3.30 - 4pm: Workshop summary

View the detailed program (PDF, 248KB).


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 (a limited number of free tickets is available for UQ students)
Registrations Online registrations will open shortly
Parking Paid parking is available on campus. Alternatively, view the public transport options to St Lucia.


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About UQ Placemaking Events

The UQ Placemaking events offer unique opportunities to engage with leading policy-makers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and designers, build personal and professional networks, gain actionable insights on what it takes to deliver great places in the suburbs, and learn why this is critical for Brisbane and South East Queensland’s future.

This series of events and engagement opportunities is part of the Placemaking Sandbox Project, funded by The Myer Foundation. The project and the associated events are led at UQ by Dr. Sébastien Darchen, Laurel Johnson, Prof. Neil Sipe and Stephanie Wyeth.