2019 PLACE LEADERS AWARDS

THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019 @ QT CANBERRA


Place Leaders Asia Pacific is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2019 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards.


Photo: 2019 Place Leaders Asia Pacific Awards Evening. 28th November 2019. Photography by Andrew Sikorski



JURY MEMBERS


Sandy Burgoyne (Jury Chair), Non-executive Director, Policy and Research principal , National Growth Areas Alliance, Smart Urbanism Lab, University of Sydney.

Ethan Kent, Senior Fellow, Projects For Public Spaces, Co-Director PlacemakingX

Geoffrey London, Professor of Architecture at The University of Western

Australia, Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne, and Adjunct

Professor at Monash University. He previously held the positions of Victorian

Government Architect (2008-14) and Western Australian Government Architect

(2004-8).



CENTREPIECE AWARD


WINNER: Joint Award to Riverview Projects ( ACT), Suburban Land Authority, and RobertsDay,  for  Exemplary Leadership in Ginninderry Master Planning


The project exemplifies the results of visionary leadership and collaboration to deliver community-based master planning which preserves the cultural and ecological heritage of place. The combination of a unique private/ public partnership committed to deliver for the community over the long term, coupled with exemplary master planning anchored in the unique culture of the place was a winning formulae.


Photos: (1) by ©GinninderyJV, turf trials (2) by Riverview Project, Education and training.


PLACE LEADERSHIP AWARD


WINNER: Place Agency & The University of Melbourne for Place Agency

The Jury recognises the significant contribution of the Place Agency in building the capacity of new urbanists in the field of placemaking with a world-first tertiary national placemaking program.


Photos: (1) by Ammon Beyerle, Ballarat Placemaking studio, (2) by Place Agency, Kinglake project, healing from catastrophe through placemaking. Student exhibition during Place Week.



PLACE GOVERNANCE AWARD


WINNER: Town Teams Movement for The Town Team Model of Governance


With over 40 Town Teams around Australia, the governance model provides a philosophy and framework which enables citizens to co-create places and contribute to making resilient, sustainable and connected places for people.


Photos: by Town Teams Movement (1) Vic Park Summer Street Party 2018 (2) Monday Night Markets organsied by Inglewood on Beaufort.



PLACE GOVERNANCE COMMENDATION: Central Geelong Marketing for Special Rate Scheme – City of Geelong

The Central Geelong Marketing scheme has showcased an innovative governance model to fund and deliver place outcomes, which support safety and sense of belonging for workers, visitors and residents of Central Geelong and has gained the continued support of stakeholders and the community. The Jury acknowledged the longevity of the scheme and measurable outcomes that it has achieved.


Photos: (1) by Streamline Media. Central Geelong & Waterfront. (2) by HandZaround. Central Geelong Laneways.


PLACE PROCESS AWARD


WINNER: Canberra Renewal Authority for Place Planning for the City Renewal Precinct, Canberra

The Place Planning for the City Renewal Precinct by CRA exemplified leadership by a state authority in taking a place-based approach to city renewal. With community at the heart of the planning, CRA has applied an agile and holistic process to deliver place outcomes.  The Jury also acknowledges the leadership shown by Andy Sharp in shaping the approach to place.

“ ‘If our town centres were a piece of fruit and we squeezed them to obtain their juice - the very essence of what they are – what would they taste like?’ … this question led to a place proposition which defined the very essence place.” (Andy Sharp, City Renewal Authority, 2019)


Photos: by Canberra Renewal Authority (1) Haig Park Pickture Festival (2) Dickson Woolley St Experiment collaborators.


PLACE PROCESS COMMENDATION: Darebin City Council for Preston Market Heritage Study


The jury commends the Darebin City Council for grappling with heritage value that is not buildings and their contribution to methods for understanding and valuing the “ intangible social heritage” of place through the Preston Market study.


Photos: by City of Darebin. (1) Market Streets (2) Market activity.



PLACE PROCESS COMMENDATION: Suburban Land Agency, Canberra Brickworks Delivery Strategy

The development of the Canberra Brickworks showcased innovative methods for securing place outcomes for the community. It provided new ways for community to have ‘ownership’ of the re-development using a community panel and concept delivery deed. The Jury noted that too often the public realm value is managed out when it is coming to the end of its delivery. To have a process that locks the delivery of the public realm and place outcomes, and of the quality that is promised, then that is a great outcome. 


Photos: by Doma Group. Canberra Brickworks Precinct.

LARGE SCALE PLACE PROJECT AWARD 


WINNER:  Ōtākaro Ltd & SALT District for SALT District

The re-development of the SALT District following the destructive earthquakes of 2010/11 which led to the demolition of 80 percent of the city centre, is an exemplar in community co-creation. Through a period of trial and error, the district was re-imagined and co-created with the community leveraging its unique character and heritage.   A physical new district is emerging anchored in placemaking.

Photos: by ChristchurchNZ, (1) Highlight Projection (2) Live Street Art


LARGE SCALE PLACE PROJECT COMMENDATION: FORM- Public Silo Trail – Building a State of Creativity

Through the Public Silo Trail, FORM facilitated the translation of local stories and heroes to the iconic grain silos of  7 rural towns, across 1000 Kms of the Wheatbelt and Great southern regions of Western Australia, illustrating the courage, hope, and resilience of the rural communities. The process demonstrated sensitivity to place, with each community owning and creating their own story, not only providing a legacy which continues to catalyse the re-building of local connections, community pride and micro-businesses but fostered cooperation between the trail communities across the trail.  

Photos: by Bewley Shaylor



SMALL SCALE PLACE PROJECT AWARD


WINNER: Liverpool City Council for Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out demonstrated how the celebration of the local culture within a place through food can be a catalyst for collaborations between the community, government and local businesses to bring about community pride, the feeling of safety and economic revitalisation.

Photos: by Liverpool City Council



2019 JURY


SANDY BURGOYNE | JURY CHAIR


Advisor, Non-executive Director, Policy and Research principal


National Growth Areas Alliance, Smart Urbanism Lab, University of Sydney


As an experienced executive with a strong track record in business, telecommunications and education; a passion for city shaping and a love of the country, Sandy brings a unique lens to the urban challenges we all face. Formally, the founding director, Future Cities Collaborative at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Sandy continues to bring together urban leaders across sectors to develop smart and sustainable cities and towns- large and small, through innovation, research, policy shaping and education.


Sandy leads the research and policy development for the NGAA (National Growth Alliance Australia) which is the peak body for Australia’s fast growing outer suburbs. Sandy holds a Masters of Sustainable Development from Macquarie University and Bachelor or Arts (Geography) from Flinders University of South Australia and is undertaking doctoral studies in urban governance models at the University of Sydney. Sandy is member of several advisory boards including Co-Chair, Smart Cities Council ANZ Policy and Leadership taskforce and is a Non Executive Board member in the TAFE and Health Sector.



ETHAN KENT | JURY MEMBER Senior Fellow, Projects For Public Spaces, Co-Director PlacemakingX Ethan Kent works to support Placemaking organizations, projects, and leadership around the world, to build a global placemaking movement that builds systemic change towards place-led urbanization. During over 20 years at Project for Public Spaces, Ethan has traveled to more than 900 cities and 60 countries to advance the cause of placemaking and public spaces. Ethan has been integral to the development of placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance, resilience, social equity, design, digital space, and innovation. Placemaking Projects Having worked on over 200 PPS projects, Ethan has led a broad spectrum of Placemaking efforts, providing comprehensive public engagement, user-analysis, capacity building, planning, and visioning for high profile public spaces on six continents.  Highlights have included: Times Square and Astor Place in New York; Pompey Square, Nassau, Bahamas; Garden Place in Hamilton, New Zealand; Sub Centro Las Condes in Santiago, Chile. He has also worked with some of the most high profile developments in the world to help maximize public space outcomes in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Parramatta, and Sao Paulo.

ETHAN KENT | JURY MEMBER


Senior Fellow, Projects For Public Spaces, Co-Director PlacemakingX


Ethan Kent works to support Placemaking organizations, projects, and leadership around the world, to build a global placemaking movement that builds systemic change towards place-led urbanization. During over 20 years at Project for Public Spaces, Ethan has traveled to more than 900 cities and 60 countries to advance the cause of placemaking and public spaces. Ethan has been integral to the development of placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance, resilience, social equity, design, digital space, and innovation.

Placemaking Projects


Having worked on over 200 PPS projects, Ethan has led a broad spectrum of Placemaking efforts, providing comprehensive public engagement, user-analysis, capacity building, planning, and visioning for high profile public spaces on six continents.


Highlights have included: Times Square and Astor Place in New York; Pompey Square, Nassau, Bahamas; Garden Place in Hamilton, New Zealand; Sub Centro Las Condes in Santiago, Chile. He has also worked with some of the most high profile developments in the world to help maximize public space outcomes in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Parramatta, and Sao Paulo.



GEOFFREY LONDON | JURY MEMBER


Geoffrey London is the Professor of Architecture at The University of Western Australia where he is a past Dean and Head of School. He is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne, an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), a previous WA Chapter President of the AIA, and an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. He previously held the positions of Victorian Government Architect (2008-14) and Western Australian Government Architect (2004-8).