|Michael Neustein Committee (NSW)|
The fifth International Urban Design Conference took place in Melbourne this September. Themed ‘Opportunistic Urban Design’, this year’s event examined the creative interventions that are transforming contemporary urban spaces.
The giveaway is in the title: Opportunistic Urban Design. I shouldn’t have been surprised that the tone of the 2012 International Urban Design Conference was significantly more upbeat and forward thinking than last year. While last year’s theme, resilience, was reminiscent of a steady, reliable carthorse, this year’s focus took the form of a prancing thoroughbred.