With over 50% of the world’s population now living in urban centres and an expected 70% by 2050, cities and how they work – or should work, have never been such a fascinating subject whether at the dinner party, in a magazine, at conferences or government policy forums.
In the past city making has been the domain of the professional planner, architect or policy maker. Current trends illustrate that while their time has not quite past, they are having to make room for a wide range of trends that consciously (or subconsciously) are impacting the evolution our urban environments.
Ms Kylie Legge aims to share key ideas, movement and influences on city making and urban living. Trends reflect what people care about, what they value and where we as a community are moving towards. Some trends, like the rise of bike riding are part of common consciousness, however others like the reasons behind the global migration of talent, will be fresh information to most.
Ms Kylie Legge, Director, Place Partners, Sydney, NSW will speak at the 5th International Urban Design Conference – The Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Australia from the 10th to the 12th of September – 2012