2022 PLACE LEADERS AWARDS SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!
2021 Digital Placemaking Award Winner. Festival of Place/Dance Locale. Image supplied by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Our mission is to recognise leadership, foster global alliances and promote knowledge exchange for the creation and stewardship of successful public places throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Place Leaders is a member organisation for the promotion of leadership among place planners, managers, shapers and makers working in the Asia-Pacific region.
We connect and cultivate relationships between leaders across all tiers of government, industry, academia and arts to drive the collective conversations that no one sector can have alone.
We work towards improving the quality of place outcomes through sharing expertise, learning from best practice, thought leadership, research and product development.
Established in 2004 Place Leaders was founded by the leaders of large public sector agencies who were planning and developing major urban land projects or managing urban precincts. These organisations continue to remain a vital part of Place Leaders today and our ecosystem has expanded to recognise that place champions and place leaders operate in many professional, community and governance contexts, both large scale and small. We all share a commitment to the collaborative and inclusive culture that makes for better place outcomes and holistic place experiences.
WHAT WE DO
We facilitate knowledge exchange and learning opportunities to promote the expertise of our members through workshops, working groups, forums and place tours.
NETWORKING EVENTS & AWARDS
We deliver diverse networking events, including an annual conference and awards program to support cross-sectoral and disciplinary approaches and recognise outstanding individuals and organisations who are passionate about developing successful place making practices, policies and processes.
We foster research partnerships with selected universities to drive innovation, identify research gaps and deliver industry aligned products.
Our membership base ranges from public sector agencies, to property developers, professional services, academic and cultural institutions, who are involved in planning, managing and developing the future of our places.
Learn more about the membership benefits.