Exciting news. After almost seven years in hibernation, urban design forums in Western Australia have been revived. Lucian Iacob is co-ordinating them in collaboration with PIA Urban Design Chapter Convenor, Peter Ciemitis . They are keen that provide for a wide range of discussions and act as a meeting place for urban design exchange.
Recently, Don Newman and Erwin Roberts framed the historical planning and design context of the City Beach and Floreat suburbs and guided a vigorous discussion of more recent opportunities and challenges encountered by LandCorp and the project team.
The next forum will focus on Light Rail, and is tentatively scheduled for the end of February 2013. For this forum, PIA/UDC will partner with the Department of Planning to undertake a practical workshop on TOD typologies for the Light Rail project.
We are now busy working on a preliminary program for topics for the New Year. Our intention is to ensure topics are current, relevant and perhaps controversial at times! A program with something for everybody. If you have something to say or present, contact Peter or Lucian, or just get on the mailing list.