Workshops and Masterclasses


2018 YPConnect – Interactive Enterprise Session

The PIA WA Young Planners invite you to join us for an interactive session, where you will be immersed in a hands-on place-making workshop, which will see the use of new innovative community mapping technology, as well as hands on modelling to plan and design a suburb. This session will allow you to think innovatively about how you would build a suburb, and then use mapping technology to put your plan to the test and see how successful your idea would be in practice.

Hear from a collection of industry experts whilst you create, build and transform your very own development. Come and join the YP’s as we challenge and push the frontiers of planning and explore how new technology and old school modelling can be used to create a long and prosperous future for our suburbs.

When: Wednesday 9th May
Time: 1145am – 4pm
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Meeting Room 8
Cost: $60

*This session is limited to delegates registered as a YPConnect delegate due to limited numbers.

Sponsored by:

Bicycle Urbanism Masterclass with Copenhagenize Design Co.

Our cities are changing. The paradigm is shifting. Urbanism must rise to the challenge of urbanisation. This bespoke Master Class curated specifically for the National Planning Congress led by the Copenhagenize Design Co team of James Thoem (Copenhagen Office) and Michael Wexler (Montreal Office) will offer practical insights with the goal of preparing participants with the toolkit to help with the transformation of transport and life in our urban centres.

The master class is a combination of lectures, hands-on workshop and observational exercise. The master class will cover: bicycle urbanism by design; a typology of bicycle infrastructure; Bicycle traffic data collection techniques; Observing the Street Ballet + Sharing Results and Communicating Change: Constructive Bicycle Communication Strategies.

This master class is an event not to be missed and is limited to 15 participants only.

When: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Time: 0845 – 1600
Where:Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Room 7.28 Level 2, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street, Perth WA 6000
Cost: $330 (PIA Members), $465 (Non-members)

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AURIN Workshop

AURIN provides urban researchers, policy and decision-makers with an infrastructure to facilitate web-based access to a wealth of information on urban environments across Australia. AURIN provides live links to over 2300 datasets and over 100 analytical tools by which urban information can be accessed, interrogated, modelled and simulated.

Participants in the AURIN workshop will explore the extensive data repositories and extract information about Australian cities. Using the sophisticated tools contained within the AURIN portal, participants can mould this information into visible and sharable knowledge. Until now, much of this information has remained behind closed doors. AURIN enables access to this data for built environment professionals across all fields, letting users discover and mash-up data, information and knowledge. Participants can undertake comparative analyses to study health data, analyse revealing socio-economic information, investigate walkability of neighbourhoods and more. Familiarity with these metrics is essential to understanding patterns of urban development and to best inform smart urban growth for a sustainable future.

This workshop will be of interest to students, urban researchers, members of government and industry and will be held at the University of Western Australia and participants will need to make their own way.

When: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Jean Kahan Meeting room, Barry J Marshall Library, University of WA 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
Cost: $0 – FREE

Workshop participants will be required to make own way to UWA.

RAC Intellibus

RAC is proud to be leading Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle Trial right here in Western Australia.

Since 2015, RAC has been working to test and evaluate a fully autonomous, electric shuttle bus and on the 31st August 2016, with the support from the WA State Government and the City of South Perth, we launched our Automated Vehicle Trial on public roads.

There have been many innovations and advances in transport technology over the last 100 years. Now, we are on the cusp of one of the biggest disruptions to transport as we know it.

Automated vehicle (AV) technology is rapidly advancing and these vehicles could deliver many benefits, including improved mobility and independence for many, and reduced crash risk and severity by removing human error from the driving task.

Our Trial is not a pursuit of technology for technology’s sake, but a commitment to ensure AV technology can be applied to solve urban and regional mobility challenges in Australia.

We want to ensure that our community, industry and government alike have an opportunity to experience an automated vehicle in a complex traffic environment while the technology remains largely in development.

By working together with our partners we’re one step closer to readying Australia for the safe transition to automated vehicles and our future world of safer, easier and cleaner mobility.

When: Wednesday 9th May / Thursday 10th May / Friday 11th May

Time: 9am – 10am – Closed for Thursday and Friday*
10am – 11am – Closed for Thursday and Friday*
11am – 12pm – 12 places available
1pm – 2pm – 12 places available
2pm – 3pm – 12 places available

*tours may be cancelled at any time due to minimum number requirements

Where: Transport will be provided to/from PCEC and will depart 30 mins prior to above timeslots. Please note if you choose Thursday or Friday, the Intellibus will be operating during session times and you will be offsite and unable to attend the session.
Cost: Free – must be booked via the registration portal when registering. Further details will be provided closer to the time.