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Place Creation: "In-house" training course and workshop

Is your team seeking an intense platform for delivery of urban design and placemaking?

Walking Tour - Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, AUS. A popular component of the Place Creation. Walking Tour - Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, AUS. A popular component of the Place Creation.

This two-day course provides participants with an understanding of theory, principles and process of placemaking and urban design. It applies tools and techniques to enable take-up back in the office.

“Over 3 days we share the ‘place skills’ which can make the most of the places you influence”  Andrew Hammonds, Founder

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Proven Outcomes:

  • Improve projects and studies
  • Influence clients (ammunition)
  • Common language ‘talk the talk’
  • Refresher on training
  • Understand relevance to your discipline
  • Stay relevant on trends and best practice
  • Applied training
  • Improve skill set
  • Relate to regional and rural areas
  • Understand placemaking vs. urban design
  • Increased network
  • Inspiration and ideas to implement tomorrow
  • Understand what makes places successful

"I just wanted to say the Urban Design + Placemaking course was excellent, you have the IT factor. I have become a placemaker, analysing every location I see, my wife thinks I have gone nutty !!!" Ray Gordon, Lawyer, Melbourne, July 2012.

Brisbane: $8,1000.00 ex GST; National (from): $14,400.00 ex GST ($270 - $480 per person)

Delivered ‘in-house’ to save on travels costs. Includes:

  • Three days in your location
  • Facilitator costs - travel and accommodation
  • Copy of manual (PDF)
  • Post course summary and feedback to client
  • Marking of participant assessment
  • Attendance certificates
  • Teleconference prior to training to customize unit
  • Share costs among internal and external participants
  • 25% mobilisation fee due at client acceptance

Two days

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This two-day course provides participants with an understanding of theory, principles and process of placemaking and urban design. It applies tools and techniques to enable take-up back in the office.

Included within the price is our comprehensive 195-page PDF manual. This is a unique reference and guide to delivering quality places within our urban environment (saving $49.99 each). Clients have included local and state governments, NGO's, consultants and developers. 

"I found it important that there was a cross section of our Council attending your course - as you clearly insisted. In this sense I was equally surprised to acknowledge that the “voices and views” of my colleagues had found a way of entering my essay of the Mall. So thank you Andrew! Your course did have an impact on me!" Elio Gatti, Gosford City Council, June 2012

Seeking added value? What about design proposals for your place as part of our course?

We have successfully integrated local case studies into the course. Participants combine pre-work with exercises to produce a proposal for a local place during the course. These real life examples support implementation of learning outcomes back in the office and saves you time and money!

"Lively and engaging facilitation" Mike Charlton, Councillor, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Brisbane 25 July 2012

Logistics

  • Up to 30 participants
  • Day 1: Briefing and site visits with Client
  • Day 2: Module delivery: what and why of Placemaking
  • Day 3: Module delivery: how and who of Placemaking
  • 8:15am for an 8:30 start; 4:30pm finish
  • In-house, venue and catering provided by Client
  • Electronic (PDF) version of the manual included.

Ongoing Support

We also include online support via www.placefocus.com which provides access to learning through over 600 articles, business directory, jobs, tenders, expert interviews, newsletter, forums and blogs on urban design.

Want to customise the course?

We happy to work with clients to focus the course on their needs and requirements. This works particularly well when a client representative has completed our Introduction Two Urban Design and Placemaking course, possibly online.

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No cost

Course Hosting

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Consider hosting our Two day "in-house" corporate course and inviting participants from outside your organisation to help cover your costs. This works particularly well in regional centres and shares learning outside your organisation. Participants could include councils, government departments, consultants and developers. This could further align your organisational goals with your stakeholders. 

This model assumes a ‘host’ would organise the venue and catering and share the costs amongst the participants. The host would act as the client and pay our invoice. We minimise your risk by not committing unless you have the numbers required. We would be happy to help with marketing. For example - allow a budget of $15,000 for our two day course, venue, catering and equipment. You charge 15 participants (from outside your organisation) $1,000 to attend (the amount is up to you) with the following benefits:

  • a saving of $750 (our public course is $1,750 per person);
  • shared learning with other organisations;
  • opportunity to network; and
  • improves viability of course - particularly relevant for regional areas.

This enables your organisation to send 15 people from your team (30 in total for the course) to attend for free. 

Or you could share the costs equally - around $400 per participant. 

Great to be able to do this course in our area and with people from adjoining Councils who share similar issues and desire to improve places

Sally Roberts, Planner Alexandrina Council, Strathalbyn

Alternatively, consider online training at $599.00 per person ex GST.

Call Andrew direct on (+617) 3102 1976 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information and costs on a tailored one day course.

Course Details

The course is a dynamic learning experience which includes individual and group work, video clips, expert interviews, stimulating images, best practice examples, field study and mental maps. Topics covered in detail are:

1. Urban Design + Placemaking 101
2. Place Principles
3. Place Qualities
4. Place Typology
5. Place Process
6. Place Roles
7. Place Tools
8. Place Outcomes
9. Best practice, news + journals

Our structured two day course (with manual, assessment and significant interaction between presenter and learner) complies with most Institute continuing professional development criteria. In addition the module complies the CPP Accreditation requirements of the Planning Institute of Australia (additional $200 payable to PIA for admin).

Certificates

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Certificate of Completion with assessment items.
  • Short answer test during the course.
  • Short essay to be submitted 6 weeks post training.

Participants

While we share our comprehensive knowledge and experience in urban design and placemaking we also stimulate discussion among course participants - encouraging them to contribute their ideas.  Client's have appreciated their team members talking about urban design, which reinforces its multi-disciplinary nature and contributes to networks within their organisation. 

  • Urban planners, architects, landscape architects
  • Engineers – traffic, transport, civil, etc
  • Councillors
  • Place managers

  • Property and Facility managers
  • Project managers
  • Surveyors, quantity surveyors, valuers, urban economists
  • Development managers
  • Social planners, community development planners
  • Public art curators
  • Urban and regional policy makers 

Facilitators

Rather than being paid to consult - we enable people to deliver. We combine training with experience + facilitation.

Andrew Hammonds:

  • Founder of Placefocus;
  • Principal of AKH Consulting;
  • Ex-Principal of HASSELL;
  • M. Urban Design. GDURP, Grad Cert (SAM), BSc (AES);
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment (attended);
  • Founding member and ex President of the Urban Design Alliance (QLD);
  • ex - Adjunct Professor (Planning) at QUT;
  • AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship; and
  • Chairperson of AIUS (QLD).

Read Andrew's CV...

Proven

We have delivered to 1252 participants nationally and internationally. 

  • 97% of participants said the course met or exceeded their expectations
  • 98% of participants said the course content was good to excellent
  • 96% of participants found the course relevant to their job
  • 98% of participants would recommend the course to others

"Good introduction to placemaking - industry relevant" Matt McAndrew, Senior Development Manager at Peet Limited, Brisbane 25 July 2012

"Lively and engaging facilitation" Mike Charlton, Councillor, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Brisbane 25 July 2012

"The course content was relevant, contemporary and engaging" Stewart Pentland, Director of Planning & Development, Townsville City Council, Brisbane 25 July 2012

"New material and references and good examples of places I know and did not know" Peter Richards, Director, Deicke Richards, Architecture and Design, Brisbane 25 July 2012

"I got a lot out of it" Steve Dunn, Design Director at Dunn + Moran Landscape Architects, Brisbane 25 July 2012

"Well presented, passionate, enthusiastic and enjoyable" Ron Piper, Project Director - Urban Development at Sunshine Coast Regional Council

More feedback on Linkedin

We have collated the feedback we received on the Urban Design and Placemaking Course we gave at the recent UDIA Placemaking Summit.  You can view the summary in Slideshare.

One day

Brisbane: $5,350.00 ex GST; National: $9,750.00 ex GST ($178 - $320 per person)

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We deliver one day options of our courses. We usually cover the "what and why" of Urban Design and Placemaking. This enables participants to complete the second day (the how and who) on-line or on the second day of our public course.

"Good introduction to placemaking - industry relevant" Matt McAndrew, Senior Development Manager at Peet Limited, Brisbane 25 July 2012

Want to customise the course?

We happy to work with clients to focus the course on their needs and requirements. This works particularly well when a client representative has completed our Introduction Two Urban Design and Placemaking course.

Alternatively, consider online training at $599.00 per person ex GST.

Please contact Andrew directly for more information and costs on a tailored one day course.

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Manual

Participants receive a comprehensive 195 page manual Urban Design and Placemaking Manual, which provides a unique reference and guide to delivering quality places within our urban environment. You can preview the first ten pages of the manual in our shop (http://placefocus.com/Shop/manual.html).

Already in it's second revision, this is an uniquely Australian "how to" guide to delivering quality places within our urban environment. The manual focuses on the key principles, qualities and processes of urban design, drawing upon theory and best practice to illustrate outcomes.

  1. Urban Design 101: introduces urban design and placemaking by discussing the differences, confirming our shared focus on form and social fabric, and providing clarity on urban design leadership.
  2. Place Principles: a broader context is required when working on cities. As with any human endeavour, our mind set towards our urban environment affects not only our approach but also the results. While this workbook will present concepts, principles and practices which are important, the most critical aspect is how we think of the city.
  3. Place Qualities: most of the cherished and highly valued places in Australia, as well as other parts of the world, share key characteristics or 'Place Qualities'.
  4. Place Typology: The place qualities we appreciate rely on planning and design outcomes at a whole continuum of scale from the building, street and the neighbourhood all the way through to the city and region. We call these ‘Place Typologies’.
  5. Place Process: urban design is about creating a vision for an area and then deploying the skills and resources to realise the vision. This is what we refer to as 'Place Creation'.
  6. Place Roles: explores who delivers deliver the places we like and assist in understanding the process.
  7. Place Tools: outlines the tools utilised in the process of urban design. Used effectively, they can deliver the high quality urban environment that people are increasingly demanding.
  8. Place Outcomes: when we provide, support and foster the characteristics of quality places there are flow on effects for our community.
  9. Best practice, news + journals: additional information not covered in the sections of the manual.

The manual provides a uniquely Australian reference and guide to delivering quality places within our urban environment. It explains the key principles, qualities and processes of urban design, drawing upon theory and best practice to illustrate outcomes. Information is provided on over 30 tools which can be used in the process of Place Creation.   Featuring 145 photos of Australian and International places to reinforce key outcomes of each section. It also includes drawings, tables, Australian and International case studies and eight book reviews. This manual has benefited from extensive research with 63 sources referenced. The manual includes short answer questions to reinforce learning as well as a complementary copy of the 20 page Place Check document.

Course reference manual will be invaluable. It covers current best practice urban design thoroughly with many case study examples to demonstrate”. Daniel Herrmann, Melbourne, April 2011

Interactive

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A dynamic learning experience – individual and group work; theory and application, expert interviews and discussion...

"Really well done, excellent range of examples, case studies, video, benchmarks all in one go!” Samantha Choudhury, Urban Development, Hume City Council

Hands On

During the two days we apply course content to 4 or 5 relevant places – including a walking tour. This analysis enables Place Proposals to be prepared and presented.

Great photos/real examples. Working on place proposals broke up the theory” Lisa Blanford, City of Lake Macquarie

Contemporary

“Within minutes of starting the course, you realise you'll be in for a rollicking roller-coaster ride, covering all points of contemporary urban design and placemaking thinking”. Peter Ciemitis, Artist + Urban Designer, Roberts Day, Perth

Brochures

Download a copy of our brochures:

Place Creation - three day in-house training course on Placemaking and urban design

Placefocus - background on our organisation

Place Platform - bring the client and the consultant team together to create a platform for your Placemaking and urban design project. Efficiently and effectively transitioned from project led to place led.

Place Immersion - three day walking tour of Australian cities and training course

Place Catalyst - 1-2 hour presentation and facilitated discussion on placemaking and urban design.

Place Launchpad - Targeted training and workshop on placemaking and urban design.

Your team can't all afford to be away from work or the travel costs of our two day course in Urban Design and Placemaking? Consider Online learning for your team.

You want to embed Placemaking and Urban Design into your organisation? Consider Placefocus Embed.

 

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