Victoria – committed to improving design
Urban Design Unit training program 2009
Now in its fourth year, the Department of Planning and Community Development’s Urban Design Training Program has been a great success with over 450 public and private sector urban environment professionals across metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate participating in various urban design training events.
This training program is an important initiative contributing to the implementation of Melbourne 2030 Planning for sustainable growth (2002). The program has been developed to assist planners and designers deliver better urban environments through improved public safety, well functioning activity centres and good design for higher density residential developments.
The training program covers material essential to creating more liveable places. Each year the program is assessed and specialist modules developed to meet changing trends, with this year focusing on Structure Planning for Activity Centres; Designing Streets for People; Urban Layout and Subdivision Design; Urban Design around Rail Environments; Safer Design and the Public Environment.
This training program builds capability and urban design knowledge through best practice examples and hands-on design exercises. For further details, contact Amanda Millis, Program Manager, Urban Design Unit, DPCD on (03) 8644 8815 www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/urbandesign or PLANET Professional Development Program on (03) 9637 9602
Urban Design for Sustainability
14-17 April 2009, Perth
This annual 4-day short course in Urban Design for Sustainability at the Urban Design Centre of Western Australia (UDC), is cohosted by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), Murdoch University’s School of Sustainability and the UDC. It will be attended by professional participants, as well as enrolled students, and offers a unique opportunity for policy makers, consultants and community advocates to learn more about responsive urban design in general, and recent innovative practice in this field around Perth in particular. For more information see www.dcwa.org/education/brochure.htm.
Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies
Call for Scholars
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies International Urban Fellows program is designed to create a worldwide network of professionals engaged in the study of urban policy. It brings scholars in urban policy studies outside of the US to the Hopkins campus each year for a program of advanced study, research and training. Positions in the program are available at the Senior and Junior level, and for either four or eight months.
The program will benefit promising researchers who will gain a semester or academic year of reflection, exposure to American and crossnational experience, and immersion in the literature and issues of urban policy.
Successful candidates should have strong interests and a proven record of accomplishment in the urban policy field, the capability to conduct independent inquiry into some facet of the growth, decline, and revitalization of cities and the welfare of urban residents, and a solid fluency in spoken and written English.
Application deadline for the 2009-2010 academic year is 1 April, 2009. More detailed information and application procedures can be obtained by visiting www.ips.jhu.edu/pub/International-Fellows-in-Urban-Studies. Questions may be directed to Marsha R. B. Schachtel at [email protected]