Image: in this one day course we took the opportunity to have a picnic lunch in an award winning place (Australian Award for Urban Design winner 2012). The participants appreciated the opportunity to get outside at lunchtime, experience and talk about placemaking and urban design.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard is the patron of the Australia Award for Urban Design. The Award was established to recognise recent urban design projects of high quality in Australia and to encourage cities, towns and emerging settlements of all sizes to strive for similar improvement. It acknowledges the critical role of good urban design in the development of our cities and towns.
The Australia Award for Urban Design is hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia, with support from the Australian Institute of Architects, Property Council of Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, Consult Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and the Urban Design Forum.
The 2012 Winners in each category are:
Delivered outcome - large scale Award:
- Darling Quarter - Lend Lease
- Commendation: Taronga Zoo - BVN
Delivered outcome - small scale award:
- River Quay - Arkhefield & Cardno S.P.L.A.T
Policies, programs & concepts - small scale Award:
- The Future of Penrith, Penrith of The Future - Campement Urbain
- Commendation: Next Generation Planning Handbook - Deicke Richards
Policies, programs & concepts - large scale Award:
- Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy - Mcgregor Coxall