World trends in creating communities come to Sydney

The growing trend towards large urban renewal projects that create communities will be profiled at the CREATING COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE in October, says the Urban Taskforce.

“We understand community concerns in Sydney about the need for amenities and parks to be part of urban renewal projects,” says Urban Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson. “So we are bringing the world leaders in urban renewal projects to Sydney to present the latest new mixed use developments that deliver for communities.”

“From London, Gordon Adams, Head of Planning for the Battersea Power Station project will outline this amazing project with its 3,500 new homes designed by Frank Gehry and Norman Foster along with the 15,000 new jobs in 2.5 million square feet of office space, retail outlets, community facilities, and parklands. The renewal project will be the new home for an Apple campus for 1400 staff and will incorporate a new station on London’s underground network.”

“From New York, Marianne Kwok, Design Director of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), will explain her masterplan for the massive urban renewal project of Hudson Yards as well as the buildings designed by KPF on the site. Hudson Yards will have 4,000 new residences, 3 parks, a school, a hotel and one million square feet of retail and office space. Some of the world’s top architects are working on the project including Diller Scofidio + Renfo and Heatherwick Studio.”

“From Singapore, Rahul Mittal, Design Director of Cistri Singapore will outline major urban renewal projects in Singapore and in Kuala Lumpur and how Asian cities are developing mixed use precincts with a focus on creating communities.”

“To compliment the international examples a number of urban renewal projects that focus on communities will be presented by Sydney developers including PAYCE, Frasers Property, Stockland, Lendlease and Toga. Each of these projects demonstrates how the development industry is committed to quality outcomes that create much more than buildings.”

“The half day conference will be held on the afternoon of Friday 12 October and the speakers will be available for interview before the conference.”

“Our aim is to demonstrate the best examples of developers tackling large urban renewal sites to create new communities. The projects will present the value that comes from urban density that is well designed and provides a bustling cosmopolitan precinct with housing for a diverse range of people. The projects will also champion the value of mixed uses where residents can walk to work, shop or play.”

To see the flyer outlining the conference speakers click here.

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