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Are Brisbane's public spaces paved with gold?

Event details
Date: 17/05/2017
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sky Room, Grey Street, South Brisbane
Name: BDA
Phone: 0732114698

Join us for a breakfast presentation and Q&A about the planning and rewards of creating more open space and public amenity in and around our city centres.

Addressing the question "Are our public spaces paved in gold?" This event will explore how we calculate the value of public spaces in Brisbane, explore the status quo and how we can plan for a better future.

Keynote speaker and special guest for this event, Queensland Government Architect Malcolm Middleton OAM, will discuss the opportunities for urban space in the greater Brisbane area and provide an update on projects underway as a result of the State Government's public commitment to better urban spaces.

Emeritus Professor, Dr Catherin Bull AM will moderate the event and Q&A with plenty of time for interaction around the topic “Who is responsible for creating and planning the public spaces in between?”

With an all-time record of 1.2million international tourists visiting Brisbane in 2016 and new transformation projects including Cross River Rail and Queens Wharf, the city is poised for massive growth. How will our public spaces cope? Are we creating places people want to stay and visit?

Of the top 25 Things To Do in Brisbane listed on Trip Advisor, 80% are civic places near the CBD that feature an urban park, and two thirds have a strong proximity to the Brisbane River near the CBD. According to Brisbane Marketing in 2016 tourism expenditure was more than $2billion - so it would seem, our parks and urban spaces really are paved with gold.

Do we need any other proof of the importance of our public realm to the current and future life and prosperity of our City?

This event has been inspired by past BDA events exploring the value of Brisbane's trees and Art in the City, and will continue the discussion about good design and planning for public spaces.

Join Emeritus Professor Dr Catherin Bull AM, State Government Architect Malcolm Middleton OAM, and a selected panel of specialists in this area for a robust and insightful investigation into these essential components of the way we – and our guests – experience Brisbane.

The BDA would like to acknowledge our Event Sponsor Cox Architecture and Venue Partner Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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