90min Interactive

These sessions are focussed topic discussions, workshops or panels. They will present: Case studies of projects, policy and development in practice, including the lessons learned, both good and bad; present information, evidence and tools to support better planning; present innovative approaches that generate new ways thinking and challenge the status quo; or offer perspectives and experiences from the end users and stakeholders of planning.


Planning for Resilience and Community Recovery: Stories from across the US and Australia

Thursday 10 May
1100 – 1230

Session facilitators:
Stephen Dredge (MPIA), Meridan Urban
Laura Gannon (MPIA), Meridan Urban


Stepping Out: Heart Foundation HAbD Interactive Walkshop in the Perth CBD

Thursday 10 May
1100 – 1230

Maximum limit of 25 people

Jo Appleby, Heart Foundation
Tim Greenhill (MPIA), Urbis
Claire Franklin MPIA (Fellow), Franklin Planning


Diversify your Suburb (AKA Pimp my Suburb v2): A participatory urban design workshop to collectively envisage the future of Australian middle-ring suburbs

Thursday 10 May
1330 – 1500

Anthony Duckworth-Smith Australian Urban Design Research Centre/University of Western Australia


Main Street Motivator

Friday 11 May
1100 – 1230

Michael McKeown (MPIA), Jensen Plus


Tips and practical tools for undertaking effective community engagement on a shoestring budget

Friday 11 May
1100 – 1230

Jo Cannington, PIA (Assoc.), Social Fabric Planning


Transparent Planning Workshop: An Approach to Delivering Real Community Outcomes

Friday 11 May
1330 – 1500

Lee Einsweiler, Code Studio Texas USA
David Cooke, City Collective