Join the Welcome Function at SAHMRI

Join The Deputy Premier of SA – welcome to Adelaide function at SAHMRI on Monday 1st September hosted by Office for Design and Architecture SA.

Attendance at the welcome reception is included with full Conference registration at this year’s 7th International Urban Design Conference in Adelaide.

The venue will be the SAHMRI building which has been the recipient of many AIA Architecture Awards and has recently been named as one of the 7 wonders of Adelaide.

Conference registrations are still open, you can find further details here.

The Conference program includes 9 keynote speakers, 60 stream presenters, poster displays and three optional study tours.

Ms Caroline Stalker, Director of Architectus and Adjunct Professor, School of Design, Creative Industries at QUT will present “The 21st Century City in Nature; Prospects for a new High Rise Urbanism”

caroline_stalker“Today’s Australian urban lifestyles are characterised by long drives in air-conditioned cars from large air-conditioned homes to air-conditioned workplaces, shopping in air-conditioned centres without natural daylight. 

At the end of the day we take refuge in our backyards and parks; we love these natural places in our suburban cities because they give us back that connection to nature and the outside. 

This is precious to us because, as author Richard Louv argues in his book The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder: “… reconnection to the natural world is fundamental to human health, well-being, spirit, and survival.”

Richard Louv’s observation expresses a powerful and compelling challenge to us all as city makers; how can urban high-rise create those connections to nature that are so fundamental to our survival?”

Caroline’s presentation will address one of the most compelling challenges for 21st century designers: how to create a super dense urbanism that inscribes a very positive and direct relationship to nature and with each other.

We hope you can join us in Adelaide.
Kind Regards

Cindy Axisa – Conference Secretariat
7th International Urban Design Conference
Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: 07 5527 3298
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