Place Catalyst - making your next event a success

Presentation and facilitated discussion on placemaking and urban design.

Darwin, April, 2012, NT, AUS (photo Jan Kinsella)Whether it be a conference or boardroom meeting, we combine meaningful topics (selected by you), with facilitation, photos of places and humour to generate discussion and ideas.

"I'd be happy to recommend Andrew as a speaker for future events on Placemaking"  Paula Rowntree UDIA QLD.

Place Catalyst Outcomes

  • A fresh outlook to places
  • How can it position your organisation
  • Answers to questions on placemaking and urban design
  • Generate ideas relevant to your streets and places
  • Common platform and language
  • Place trends
  • Where to from here: Place actions
  • The briefcase: ideas to investigate in the office

“Andrew's MC role was confident, inclusive and inspiring. He found that 'sweet spot' for effective communication in an entertaining and engaging manner.” Michael Papageorgiou, ISOCARP World Congress

From $2,390 - Ask us how you can share costs among internal and external participants:

  • 25% mobilisation fee due at client acceptance.
  • Unlimited participants
  • 1-2 hr format
  • Briefing with Client
  • In-house, venue and catering provided by Client


Targeted to motivate the implementation of ideas into practice. A focus on ‘what can we do tomorrow’.


A dynamic experience – presentation, working examples, individual and group work; theory and application, discussion...

Andrew spoke at our recent Placemaking conference , he was easy to work with and knew his subject well” Paula Rowntree UDIA QLD

Ongoing Support

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


Recognised for informal CPD by most professional bodies.

Call Andrew direct on (+617) 3102 1976 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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
  • Traders
  • 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 

"Andrew was very engaging and relevant as well as providing handy hints on how to apply placemaking concepts to projects"  Danika Cowie - Principal Officer - Fraser Coast Regional Council.


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...

“I attended a Placemaking conference facilitated by Andrew and came away from it refreshed and revitalised by his enthusiasm for his work; relaxed by his easy style, and inspired by his appreciation of the subject.”  Ben Pritchard - Manager (Town Planning) at Norris Clarke & O'Brien


Download a copy of our brochures:

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

Placefocus - background on our organisation

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

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

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

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.


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