New research presentation: Outcomes of urban place-making projects: a holistic assessment

Recently presented at the conference Rethinking the Region and Regionalism in Australasia: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century“, this presentation discusses the intersection between cultural and urban development, drawing on concepts of place and place-making. By approaching cultural initiatives as places and a planning process as a place-making process, the research demonstrates how the two fields of cultural and urban development intersect and invites us to consider how proper assessment of cultural initiatives could benefit planning processes. (more…)

People and the Planet: Transforming the Future Global Conference, Melbourne, July 2013

The Global Cities Research Institute (RMIT) and the UN Global Compact Cities Programme


Making Culture Count: Rethinking measures of cultural vitality, wellbeing and citizenship international conference, Melbourne, May 2012

Exploring the burgeoning field of cultural and community indicators (more…)

Culture: A New Way of Thinking for Local Government International Conference, Melbourne, October 2011

On how the inclusion of culture with social, environment and economic policies strengthens local governance (more…)

After Sorry, What Next? one-day conference, Melbourne, November 2010

Local government connecting with Aboriginal communities (more…)

Regenerating Community: Arts, Community and Governance National Conference, RMIT University, September 2009

Global issues addressed locally through collaborations between artists, communities and local government. (more…)

Connecting Schools and Communities, one day conferences, Colac, Wodonga, Melbourne, June 2008

Exploring the use of schools and community facilities for creative community outcomes (more…)

Communities, Accessibility and the Arts: one day conferences, Ballarat and Morwell, June 2008

Responding to and embracing difference and diversity in arts and cultural contexts (more…)

Expanding Cultures national conference, Melbourne, July 2007

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Community Voice one day conference, Geelong, June 2006

June 2006, Corio, Victoria (more…)

Working outside the box one day conference, South Morang, Victoria, May 2006

The role of cultural facilities in community strengthening (more…)

The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability national conference, Melbourne, December 2004

Culture, engagement and sustainable communities (more…)

Beyond Cultural Policy Conference, Melbourne, July 2003

Presented by the City of Port Phillip and the Cultural Development Network (more…)