Playing the long game: Completing the National Triangle

The 9th International Urban Design Conference will be held at Hyatt Canberra from Monday 7 November to Wednesday 9 November 2016. With presenters from 7 countries including Australia, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States, this is an industry event you do not want to miss!

Andrew Smith, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Planner at the National Capital Authority will present a paper on ‘Playing the long game: Completing the National Triangle’.

In our increasingly urbanised society the provision of high quality urban design solutions is critical. In 2004 the National Capital Authority proposed that Walter Burley Griffin’s vision of Constitution Avenue as an elegant and vibrant mixed use boulevard be reinvigorated. An ambitious planning, design and capital works program followed. The NCA’s vision for Constitution Ave is being realised, construction of the public realm is completed, a large number of development proposals for sites flanking the Avenue are being developed, with a number of early projects now complete. This presentation will demonstrate the overwhelming benefits of long term strategic planning and an unwavering commitment to design quality.

Andrew Smith is currently employed as the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Planner at the National Capital Authority. In this role Andrew has responsibility for NCA’s planning, design, design development, master planning, heritage, memorial and artwork functions.

He is a registered architect and planner with over 25 years’ experience in Australian and overseas in delivery of policy, planning, capital and maintenance projects of varying values, scales and complexities. His work includes building, landscape, commemorative, engineering and maintenance works.

For more information on the 9th International Urban Design Conference and to secure your spot please visit the Conference Website.

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