Culture and Community Researchers’ Network: April 2012

Urban Space and the Creative City
Presenters: Kelum Palipane: Towards a Sensory Production of Urban Space: Developing a Conceptual Framework of Inquiry based on Sensory Embodied Practice and
Dr Kate Shaw: Re-thinking the ‘creative city’: reconciling global strategies with local subcultures

Venue: Founders Room, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts,
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank
Kelum Palipane is a graduate architect with experience in the field of architecture in Melbourne. She is currently reading for her PhD at the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, aiming to develop an urban design framework that would help retain and foster the diverse place-making practices of multi-cultural communities in neighbourhood regeneration projects.
Dr Kate Shaw
is a Melbourne University Future Fellow with a PhD in urban planning and a master’s degree in urban policy. Her research interests include social equity, cultural diversity, low-income and student housing markets, gentrification, and urban policy and planning. She has received several awards for publications in these areas and is regularly invited to advise city councils and local campaigns on matters of planning and policy. Her most recent book is a collection of essays co-edited with Libby Porter titled: Whose Urban Renaissance? An international comparison of urban regeneration policies (2009).