In-house corporateTraining Courses
Choose from the half day, one day or our popular two day in-house course to enable shared learning amongst colleagues within your organisation. These in-house training courses are customised to meet your training needs. They provide a dynamic learning experience which aligns to your organisational goals. This cost effective model enables participants to share experiences and transfer knowledge immediately back into their working roles.
Clients have included local and state governments, planning authorities and developers. The feedback has been very positive, with requests for repeat courses.
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
Each participant is given an electronic copy of the Urban Design and Placemaking Manual and have access to online resources and tools found on the Placefocus website. 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.
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).
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
- 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
What our customers say
We have received great feedback from the 867 participants in the course
- 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
“I recommend this course – practical and fun” Dy Currie, Toowoomba Regional Council, May 2010
“Anyone involved in placemaking would gain benefit. Very relevant and useful.” Gary Arnold. Melbourne, March 2010.
“Very well structured and informative course. Good mix of content and discussion and picks up on a number of urban design tools. Very relevant if you are working on a small scale development or a large master planning exercise”. Mark Kwiatkowski, Adelaide, July 2011
“Overall the unit exceeded my expectations - the use of interactive tools, interviews and variety of examples greatly assisted”. Aaron Oshyer, Canberra, June 2011
“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
“Excellent and broad content, delivered with passion and enthusiasm. Thought provoking, yet sometimes challenging”. Andrew Robinson, Sydney, June 2011
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Two day In-house Course - Introduction to Urban Design and Placemaking
Brisbane: $8,350.00 ex GST; National (from): $11,250.00 ex GST ($278 - $375 per person)
Included within the price of this course is our comprehensive 195-page manual which provides a unique reference and guide to delivering quality places within our urban environment (saving $49.99 each).
Course numbers limited to 25 to ensure time for discussion and interaction.
Venue and catering for participants is provided by the client.
One Day In-house Course - Introduction to Urban Design and Placemaking
Please contact Andrew Hammonds directly for more information and costs on a tailored one day course.
Half Day In-house Course - Introduction to Urban Design and Placemaking
Please contact Andrew Hammonds directly for more information and costs on a tailored half day course.
Andrew’s qualifications, combined with experience in the successful delivery of national and international projects, places him at the leading edge of urban planning and design. He is a dynamic and passionate facilitator who creates an interactive learning environment.
- Principal of AKH Consulting and founder of Placefocus
- M. Urban Design, GDURP, Grad Cert (SAM), BSc (AES)
- Cert IV Training and Assessment (not completed)
- President and founding member of The Urban Design Alliance (QLD)
- Adjunct Professor (Planning) at QUT
- Recipient of AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship
- Chairperson of AIUS (QLD)
- Ex-Principal of HASSELL