The Mainstreet Conference provides the opportunity for all people who work in or with these centres to learn, network and exchange ideas on what makes these centres tick. _Creating Successful and Vibrant Places
- Solutions, Best Practice and Innovation for Urban, Suburban and Regional Mainstreets_ is the key theme of the conference. The aim is to explore actions, initiatives and processes that have the capacity to tackle the complex range of Mainstreet issues.
The areas to be addressed will encompass: Centre Planning, Design and Development; Centre Management and implementation; Business Sector Support/Development; Social & Community Development; Marketing /Branding/Promotions/Communications and Tourism; and Events and Culture. The program features eight International and local Keynote Speakers, field trips and over 45 workshop presentations from Australian and New Zealand presenters.
This Conference is a must-attend for all Planners, Urban Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, Place-makers, Centre Managers, Marketing professionals, retail economists commercial property managers, local government officers and Councillors, Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations.
The Conference will officially kick off on Monday 19 March when delegates will travel from Melbourne by chartered train to the City of Greater Geelong for a full day conference program. Geelong is Victoria’s second largest City and the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. This will be followed on 20-21 March at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and a conference dinner at the iconic National Gallery of Victoria. For full program details please visit www.mainstreetconference.com.au or call Anna at John Paxinos and Associates 61 3 9696 5085.
Next edition of Urban Design Forum
In conjunction with the Mainstreet 2007 conference, the March edition of Urban Design Forum will focus on issues relating to traditional shopping/retail/activity centres, seeking answers to questions such as:
- what is the role of urban design in the overall success of a centre
- designing centres for the 21st century, the critical components
- ingredients of a successful centre
- successful implementation and partnership techniques
Articles are invited up to 500 words, with pictures, and required by 15 February 2007. For further information on the articles and the conference contact Stephen Sully, Planning by Design, +61 3 5229 6451, email [email protected]