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Public Space Design Forum

Design Innovation for Better Spaces and Greener Places

22 November 2019 | Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney

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Super Early Bird Rate (save $400) Expires 31 August 2019 // See pricing below


We are pleased to present the inaugural Public Space Design Forum taking place at the Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney on 22 November 2019.

The forum will provide a platform for discussion on policy and strategic planning for the design of new and existing public spaces. The agenda will feature a mix of policy driven sessions, interactive panel discussions and examples of best practice initiatives through a variety of case studies.

Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Policy priorities for unlocking public space potential
  • Planning livable cities
  • Project pipelines
  • Collaboration between public and private sectors
  • Designing for safety, accessibility and inclusivity
  • Data-driven urban planning
  • Best practice for community-focused urban design activities
  • Innovation in urban design – doing more with less


The call for papers is now open and we are calling for expressions of interest in speaking at the Public Space Design Forum 2019.

If you or your organisation has an example of a successful public space design project that you wish to share with our audience, please get in touch with the Conference Director, Vanessa Maniatis.


Packages Price
Package (One Day)$1695$1495+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package (One Day)$1195$995+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Event Pricing


  • Super Early Bird Rate $1,295 + GST (save $400) – Expires 31 August 2019, Use code P19K36EB when booking
  • Early Bird Rate $1,495 + GST – Expires on 30 September 2019
  • Standard Rate $1,695 + GST – From 01 October 2019

Government / NFP Rate

  • Super Early Bird Rate $795 + GST (save $400) – Expires 31 August 2019, Use code P19K36EB when booking
  • Early Bird Rate $995 + GST – Expires on 30 September 2019
  • Standard Rate $1,195 + GST – From 01 October 2019


Alex O’Mara

Group Deputy Secretary, Place Design and Public Spaces, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Ben Hewett

Acting Government Architect, Government Architect NSW

Anna Bardsley

Associate Director of Policy & Research, Infrastructure Australia

Sacha Coles

The Goods Line Project Lead Designer & Studio Director, ASPECT

Professor Roberta Ryan

Director, Institute for Public Policy & Governance UTS

Natalia Krysiak

Architect, Hayball Architects

Katie Wearne

Project Officer Social Outcomes, City of Parramatta Council

Caroline Stalker

Design Director Urban and Principal, ARUP Australasia

Katie Denoon

Canopy Coordinator, Environmental Health and Building, Sutherland Shire

Timothy Williams

Director, Timothy Williams Architects

Jonathan Cartledge

Chair, Cities and Infrastructure Task Group, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council & Head of Public Affairs & Membership, GBCA

Michael Maxwell

Lead Social Planner, Blacktown City Council

when & where

22 Nov 2019

Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney
27 O’Connell St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 8214 0000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Vanessa Maniatis
Conference Manager
0420 440 059

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425

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