A total of 45 entries have been submitted for the 2011 Australia Award for Urban Design. Recipients will be announced and celebrated at a gala dinner event at the National Gallery of Australia 6.30-10.00pm Tuesday 21 June. Guests will be treated to welcome drinks and canapés, followed by the awards ceremony over a three- course meal in the newly opened and stunning Gandel Hall. The awards will be featured in the next edition of Urban Design Forum.
Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) is an annual summit which facilitates conversation between parliament and industry leaders and explores issues that influence national prosperity. BEMP’s goals are to discuss changing community needs, industry trends and critical issues; discuss public policy ideas that can help build sustainable communities; and showcase leading built environment industry and professional practices.
BEMP 2011 will be held 9.00am-5.30pm, Wednesday, 22 June, in the Theatre, Parliament House of Australia. It will focus on liveability and resilience in a greener economy with a collection of presentations and panel discussions throughout the day from ministers, members of parliament and key industry leaders.
Confirmed speakers include: The Hon Greg Hunt MP; Roger Wilkins AO – Attorney General’s Department; Graeme Newton – Queensland Reconstruction Authority; Lucy Turnbull – Turnbull & Partners; and Edward Glaeser – author of ‘Triumph of the City’.