The 2018 International Urban Design Conference will be held at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, NSW over 12 – 13 November.
The conference will showcase innovations in projects and research embracing and creating transformational change in urban environments.
Joining us at the conference is Mr Richard Nugent, Director Urban Design at CM+ who will present on ‘UD1: K2K: Integrating Infrastructure Delivery with Urban Planning’.
How can urban renewal be managed by integrating transport infrastructure with planning to create well-designed, sustainable and liveable places?
Kensington and Kingsford town centres in Eastern Sydney are undergoing transition with the introduction of the Sydney CBD to South East Light Rail. The new infrastructure will directly impact on the centres’ identity, functionality and accessibility and has been a catalyst for considerable redevelopment pressure.
Randwick City Council has undertaken an innovative approach, including engaging CM+ to prepare the Planning Strategy for these adjacent precincts to guide change within the town centres.
Council took an innovative approach to the overall project, through implementation of a 15-year program comprising short, medium and long term planning and urban design interventions.
Council initially developed Light Rail Urban Design Guidelines to provide an overarching framework for place making and public domain improvements alongside the delivery of the light rail infrastructure.
To address the town centres’ longer-term planning needs, a strategic vision was established through an International Urban Design Competition which recently won the Greater Sydney Commission’s inaugural award in 2017 for “A Great Plan”. The competition called for fresh ideas to support the sustainable growth and rejuvenation of the town centres through high quality urban design.
The subsequent draft K2K Planning Strategy sets out the implementation actions to guide long term changes to land use, built form and the public domain. The Strategy contains measures to enhance the liveability, sustainability and economic prosperity of both town centres with a focus on design excellence and innovation.
Working via a collaborative process with Council, a best practice approach to integrating infrastructure delivery with urban planning has been established, to create well-designed and liveable places.
Winner: 2017 Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) Award | Best Planning Ideas – Small Project
Richard Nugent | Director Urban Design CM+ MArch Urban Design (Dist), Harvard University GSD, USA BArch University of Notre Dame USA Registered Architect – Registered Architect | Massachusetts, USA | Reg. No. 6948 NSW | ARB Reg. No. 9202 Member Australian Institute of Architects Member American Institute of Architects Member Planning Institute of Australia Dick is responsible for the design and management of major urban design and master planning projects at CM+.
He has local and international experience at all levels of master planning, design, documentation and construction administration on a wide range of projects, managing multidisciplinary teams throughout the design and delivery process. He is currently a design advisor to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, is a member of the Randwick Design Excellence Panel and a member of the newly created NSW Government Architect’s State Design Review Panel. He is currently the Design Manager for NorthConnex, a major infrastructure project in northern Sydney.
For more information on the 2018 International Urban Design Conference visit the conference website at urbandesignaustralia.com.au