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 Adelaide, July 2011

“This is the best interactive presentation I have experienced.  The trainer was open to amending/enhancing content as he went along. An amazing technique of linking photos of places to an aerial photos of the setting using google.” Wendy Bell

“I thoroughly enjoyed unit, was highly relevant but also interesting with great use of visuals and references to many projects and urban design examples”. Paul Johnson

“I enjoyed interaction, which made you feel like part of the session”. Trevor White

“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

“Use of web during instruction was mind blowing.” Greg Perkin

“Good demonstration of application of urban design projects throughout Australia and elsewhere.” Paul Gibbons

“Leaving the course with access to a large range of resources and tools that will be extremely useful in current and future work.” Jodie Isle

Noosa, June 2011

“Comprehensive coverage of principles, practical examples and current action”. Tibor Kovats

“A course where you actually wanted more - this ones for you!” Peter MacDonald

“Very thorough, packed full of information, highly interesting”. Stewart Payne

“Excellent combination of photos, videos, anecdotes and information what will be really useful in the workplace”. Nicola Gibson

“Awesome resources of local materials/examples, engaging presentation with multimedia focus”. Alyssa Cameron

“Inspired me to do more in all aspects of my job and persuade others of the importance of placemaking for both users and the community”. Rosalyn Acworth

Canberra, June 2011

“Best use of graphics in a presentation I have seen”. Barbara Harding

“I now know you don't need to be an urban designer to contribute to urban design”. Anon

“Overall the  unit exceeded my expectations - the use of interactive tools, interviews and variety of examples greatly assisted”. Aaron Oshyer

“I am currently working as a development assessment officer with a background in architecture.  It will help me to do my job with a new dimension”. Anon

Sydney, June 2011

“Gave me a good understanding of urban design process - for an economist!” Peter Leyshon

“Fantastic overview of principles and application of urban design.” Ian Shillington

“It reinforces the need for planners to continually think of the big picture.  I think all DA planners should do the course”. Anon

“Excellent and broad content, delivered with passion and enthusiasm. Thought provoking, yet sometimes challenging”. Andrew Robinson

Brisbane, May 2011

“Offered me tangibles to deal with future work situations”. Ashley Byrnes

“Andrew created an interactive forum which really engaged all of us.  My knowledge of urban design and place making has expanded significantly”. Robert O'Brien

“Loved it - great introduction and overview of urban design”. Anon

Toowoomba, May 2011

“I am a local government planner who has struggled with urban design.  This course was very interesting and the content relevant.  I came away with a much better understanding of urban design and access to a huge range of information and tools”. Heath Martin

“I would recommend thiis course to anyone - especially those involved in the development industry”. Blake O'Mullane

“I found the hands on approach and supporting visuals very useful.  The Presenter knows his stuff.  He uses simple speak which is down to level to explain the technical side - this was good.”Anon

“As a basic introduction to urban design. I got a lot more than anticipated - knowledge and practical application and how to get useful resources.  At the end of two days I felt more confident in participating in urban design discussions and processes and that it really added to my skills and knowledge. The course was actually fun, not scary!” Michelle Milton

Melbourne, April 2011

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course - really interesting topic and content.  It exceeded expectations - the information was extremely interesting, well presented and succinct”. Tracey Bentick.

“This course allows an experienced planner to refine and review their skill set and to discuss issues relating to urban design outside the context of a particular job and with more academic input”. Viv Straw

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

“Andrew is an energetic and well prepared presenter and I enjoyed his original photos and interviews.  The google tour of favourite sites was excellent”. Mike Svikis

“It was good how it was broken up with group discussions and photos etc.  So it wasn't just a lecture.  Great discussion”. Alisanne Green

Sydney, March 2011

“Andrew is a gifted teacher. The most comprehensive yet concise and interesting presentation of a planning topic I have received”. Greg New

“Before I did the course I had no idea that there was a difference between urban design and placemaking.  Now I know I can explain the difference”. Karl Berzins

“Very good professional view point and really represents the state of play in relation to urban design.  I can see a lot of effort has gone into preparing the course and it's up to date with latest blogs, youtube events etc”. Andrew Martin

Brisbane, March 2011

“Andrew was a very interesting presenter who used a lot of real life practical examples to demonstrate the key concepts”. Shabana Hanif-Saheed

“Really entertaining and informative overview of urban design ideas and principles.  Gets you thinking about what you can do better. Great Australian examples”.  Jo Jensen

“The examples and the many ways of presenting were really good. The information excellent.   I will recommend the course to others”. Greg Wyatt

“Very practical and grounded in the real world examples that I can identify with”. Leonie Moorshead

Perth, March 2011

“I am writing a brief and project management plan for a master plan in our city.  The tools will assist me a lot to incorporate place making principles and outcomes”. Retha Steenkamp

“The urban design unit was a concise course that articulated a common sense approach to place making and urban design using practical tools, examples and interviews with experts”. Murray Casselton

Canberra, November 2010

Excellent presentation, information and discussion” Ted Streatfield

 “Very useful course which would benefit all planners” Joyce Rajasekaram

“Reinforces the value and importance of good urban design that in one way or another we are all participants in” Neil Savery

“Andrew Hammonds provides a passionate view of the urban design process and profession.  Andrew's course engages participants in a 'collective' way reinforcing good urban design delivery.  I recommend this course to planners and designers and would also encourage this as a refresher course for senior public servants”. Eddie Swat

“The learning tools and techniques were excellent.  There were lots of good references and hands on tasks to reinforce concepts”. Kathy Eyles

Sydney, November 2010

“The course provided a great overview of the objectives and elements of urban design” Patrick Fensham

“I recommend this course it had a good mix of media which kept it interesting and covered a broad scope without feeling rushed” Patrick Fensham

 “This is relevant to my job – creating places is the focus” Linda McClurg,

Cairns November 2010

“Love the movies and slides which illustrate points – thank you” Julie Colman,

“I recommend this course – crucial to better living” Lisa Law

My expectations were high and I was very pleased with this course” Gary Searle

Sydney October 2010

“Use of technology and examination of places was excellent” Vince Hardy

“Lots of opportunity for valuable information sharing” Vince Hardy

 “A good condensation of detailed concepts into a 16 hour course allowing us to further explore beyond the course” Jeff Mead

Mackay October 2010

“Great toolkit” Kate Byron

“Excellent content of the unit – I would like more training courses to use video/images/pictures” Cecil Barnard

“Excellent opportunities for discussion for interaction - encouraged to give and express views Darryl Bibay,

Perth September 2010

“I manage a unit carrying out $25-30m of urban design improvements per annum and this unit was very helpful” Peter Monks

“Excellent presentation – would recommend highly to any design/development professional” David Maiorana

 “A powerful combination of PowerPoint, movies, manual, practical work and lecturing” Paul Trotman

“Look forward to the website” Ron Van Delft

Brisbane August 2010

“A very useful and timely course” Robin Clark, Brisbane, August 2010

“I recommend this course” Robin Clark, Brisbane, August 2010

“I recommend this course” Stephanie Mattner, Brisbane, August 2010

“Structure of the unit was easy to follow” Stephanie Mattner, Brisbane, August 2010

“It was good to interact with others and get a different view” Stephanie Mattner, Brisbane, August 2010

“Gave me an insight into urban design – how it works hand in hand with planning and other professions” Judy Sandman, Brisbane, August 2010

“Easy to follow” Judy Sandman, Brisbane, August 2010

“It was good to interact with others and get a different view” Judy Sandman, Brisbane, August 2010

“Great insight into the real world of design” Judy Sandman, Brisbane, August 2010

“Content and presentation was relevant and interesting” Chris Rivers, Brisbane, August 2010

“The two day urban design course was up-to-date, relevant and very informative” Chris Rivers, Brisbane, August 2010

“I would strongly recommend this course to planners, architects, urban designers or developers” Chris Rivers, Brisbane, August 2010

“Andrew knew what he was talking about and presented with enthusiasm” Chris Rivers, Brisbane, August 2010

“Extended my horizons” Ian Darnell, Brisbane, August 2010

“Andrew has real passion for this subject” Ian Darnell, Brisbane, August 2010

“The manual with additional references and links will be a good reference” Paul Lucy, Brisbane, August 2010

“The tour of our favourite places and the interviews worked really well” Paul Lucy, Brisbane, August 2010

“Small group discussion worked really well” Paul Lucy, Brisbane, August 2010

Melbourne August 2010

“Folder is a good reference document for further research” Malcolm Jack, Melbourne, August 2010

“Topics appropriate and well structured” Malcolm Jack, Melbourne, August 2010

“Good use of visual aids, folder and practical exercises” Malcolm Jack, Melbourne, August 2010

“Provided good information on where I can do my own research” Chris Williams, Melbourne, August 2010

“Reinforced current practices and introduced new concepts” Brendan Murphy, Melbourne, August 2010

“Enjoyed the discussion reinforced by the visual presentations” Brendan Murphy, Melbourne, August 2010

“Interesting and enjoyable” Brendan Murphy, Melbourne, August 2010

“Andrew did a great job presenting the unit” Brendan Murphy, Melbourne, August 2010

“Interesting and relevant” Brendan Murphy, Melbourne, August 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – better than a generalised version of urban design” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

“Informed the way I approach/provide input into projects and provided tools” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

“Structure was good, enabled varied learning methods to keep interest and focus” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

“Small group size enabled excellent discussion and opportunities to better understand elements and the different ways of looking at things” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

“Interactive assessment and case studies assisted in understanding tools and the outcomes that can be achieved” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

“This unit was very relevant to my job – tools for implementation and playing a more active role in urban design” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

“I recommend this course – very useful, great tools. Good foundations for further learning” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

“Clear concise presentation, excellent introduction and refreshers on urban design principles and tools for placemaking” Fiona Slechten, Melbourne, August 2010

On-line August 2010

“Thanks you for your hard work and patience. I enjoyed the course and feel that the information provided is and will be most useful” Danny Wiggins, online August 2010

“I think the scope and content of the course is excellent and the interactive approach is a good idea” Geoff Klem, online August 2010

“Yes I learnt heaps. It reinforced a few things I should have known; and taught me some new principles.”  Sharyn Briggs August 2010

“It has also provided me with a mine of information, (especially the place check list and references) for which I am extremely grateful.”  Sharyn Briggs August 2010

“I wish you much commercial and professional luck with your website – as it truly is a fab resource.”  Sharyn Briggs August 2010

“Very interesting and extremely useful course” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“The placemaking theories and tools you taught are practical and should be used in day to day applications and the examples used in your presentations prove this” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“I appreciate the day to day online discussion forums and feedbacks” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“Throughout the course you were very approachable, understanding and encouraged us with your comments online” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“Your commitment and passion raises the bar very high” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“On the whole I totally enjoyed the course and learned a lot of new things in urban design and placemaking” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“Thank you for teaching with passion and commitment – without that it would not have been this good!” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“I have done three postgraduate degrees and come across many lecturers...but I can tell you that you are one of the most passionate teachers” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

“One of the reasons I enjoy the subject is the way you facilitate, and the knowledge and information you teach and share with us are very useful and inspiring. ” Vige Satkunarajah, online August 2010

Adelaide July 2010

“Highly informative and dynamic two day CPP course“ Greg Harrison, Adelaide, July 2010

“Practical and pragmatic“ Greg Harrison, Adelaide, July 2010

“A lot of urban design and placemaking ideas and approaches that can be applied to my day to day planning role“ Greg Harrison, Adelaide, July 2010

“Interactive – good presenter and examples“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Very enjoyable – dare I say fun!?“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Enjoyed it very much“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Understand urban design and my (perhaps) too narrow focus“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Use of video and visual tools and various activities was great“ Adelaide, July 2010

“The course met all my expectations and more – it was comprehensive and flowed very well“ Wayne Gladigau, Adelaide, July 2010

“The visual presentation was excellent and the whole presentation very good“ Wayne Gladigau, Adelaide, July 2010

“Everyone got the opportunity to contribute“ Wayne Gladigau, Adelaide, July 2010

“This is relevant to my job – indirectly we are involved in the urban design and placemaking everyday“ Wayne Gladigau, Adelaide, July 2010

“I didn’t appreciate what I did know“ Adelaide, July 2010

“The course was well structured to draw out areas of interest and knowledge to the process“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Extremely thorough introduction – more to study from here“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Fantastic information that helped ‘tie in’ the disciplines of planning architecture, building, engineering landscape design etc“ Robert Veitch, Adelaide, July 2010

“Excellent content of the unit – all topics covered“ Robert Veitch, Adelaide, July 2010

“Fantastic learning tools and techniques – strong visuals“ Robert Veitch, Adelaide, July 2010

“Very relevant to urban design component of my job“ Robert Veitch, Adelaide, July 2010

“Excellent, very enjoyable and interesting topic that is extremely relevant to my work“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Very jovial and light hearted discussion helps foster ideas and encourages involvement from participants“ Adelaide, July 2010

“Well organised with variety of IT tools and other activities“ Simone Fogarty, Adelaide, July 2010

“Great variety of learning tools and techniques – very visual and good interviews“ Simone Fogarty, Adelaide, July 2010

“Well pitched to my job – covered concepts and well linked to planning“ Simone Fogarty, Adelaide, July 2010

“As the examples build Andrew’s presentation will evolve and it might be worth while doing a follow up“ Simone Fogarty, Adelaide, July 2010

“This course is excellent and very relevant to planners“ Simone Fogarty, Adelaide, July 2010

“You feel like you are contributing to a wider body of knowledge as Andrew collects photos, ideas and suggestions“ Simone Fogarty, Adelaide, July 2010

“Very detailed overview of urban design principles“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

“Included commercial aspect of client expectations which was unexpected“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

“Rational ‘stepping though’ process“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

“Stimulating and robust discussion“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

“Andrew’s experience was highly relevant to my role“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

“This unit will help me with future client engagement“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

My colleagues would benefit greatly from the course content“ Damien Ellis, Adelaide, July 2010

Sydney July 2010

“Excellent organisation of course notes, supplemented by very good and interactive presentations“ Garry Fielding, Sydney, July 2010

“Good mix of videos, interviews, local examples, students contributions and presenters humour“ Garry Fielding,Sydney, July 2010

“Unit content was relevant as it covered the full range of urban design requirements for my job - plus more! “ Garry Fielding,Sydney, July 2010

“The unit content and presentation was quite outstanding - of immense value to advancing my urban design knowledge“ Garry Fielding,Sydney, July 2010

“Presenter was able to relay very good information“ Phil Costello,Sydney, July 2010

“Covered topics in a timely manner with focus on more relevant areas“ Phil Costello,Sydney, July 2010

“Involved all participants well“ Phil Costello,Sydney, July 2010

“Definitely relevant – a true professional development course“ Phil Costello,Sydney, July 2010

“Excellent coverage of best practice approaches to assessment“ Shay Gill,Sydney, July 2010

“Andrew’s style and use of technology was a great tool“ Shay Gill,Sydney, July 2010

“Enjoyed visual aspects and practical exercises” Anne Moore, Sydney, July 2010

“Good practical understanding and application of course” Anne Moore, Sydney, July 2010

“Committed and well organised presenter who knows the subject matter” Vivienne Goldschmidt, Sydney, July 2010

“Informative – good introduction to principles and tools in urban design: Rick Beers, Sydney, July 2010

“Very good” Jane McMillan, Sydney, July 2010

“Plenty of reference material provided” Ian Arnott, Sydney, July 2010

“There was a good mix of visuals, discussion and group work” Ian Arnott, Sydney, July 2010

Online June 2010

“Great Introduction to the principles and evaluation techniques for positive urban design outcomes” Joel Gajic, online June 2010

“I recommend this course for the scope of literature and the evaluation techniques identified” Joel Gajic, online June 2010

“Good level of discussion with additional reading links identified” Joel Gajic, online June 2010

“Course lecturer appears passionate” Joel Gajic, online June 2010

“I have really loved the course and am considering doing further studies in Urban Design” Helen Taylforth, online June 2010

“The unit has unleashed a creative side of me which has been quite stifled” Helen Taylforth, online June 2010

“Thanks for leading us through the course, it has been very thorough and rigorous and I feel I am much better placed to understand urban design issues in the context of my work” online, June 2010

“You have kept the pace up with constant posts, which has been helpful for staying on task while studying remotely. I have also appreciated the consistent feedback on posts and the contribution of other course participants. Thanks very much” online June 2010

“Thanks Andrew... although i am still working through the course.. I have really enjoyed it. It has ignited some real interest to maybe pursue more studies in Urban Design...
I hope in the near future it gets accreditation because it certainly is an art/science of it's own...” online, June 2010

“Thanks Andrew, I have enjoyed the course and lots of useful materials for the assessment” online, June 2010

Melbourne June 2010

Great facilitation – the change over between listening, presentation and group interaction was great” Long Nguyen Melbourne June 2010

Great avenues to discuss and interact” Long Nguyen, Melbourne June 2010

“Very interactive and different - thankfully we didn’t have a boring facilitator” Long Nguyen, Melbourne June 2010

“This unit was relevant, interactive, fun, useful and insightful” Long Nguyen, Melbourne June 2010

“Gave me a greater insight into the various aspects of urban design and how I could apply these to my role as a planning” Melbourne June 2010

“Very good facilitator and opportunity for interaction” Mark Burton, Melbourne June 2010

“Manual will be valuable reference document” Mark Burton, Melbourne June 2010

“Invaluable to understanding of broader planning and design process” Mark Burton, Melbourne June 2010

“I recommend this course – great breadth of information” Mark Burton, Melbourne June 2010

“Very well informative, well structured and well presented” Mark Burton, Melbourne June 2010

“I thought it would be good, but it was great” Mark Buxton, Melbourne June 2010

“Really great course content, interesting multimedia approaches and up to date content” Mark Buxton, Melbourne June 2010

“As always with these courses there is never enough time, but what time we had was great” Mark Buxton, Melbourne June 2010

“I recommend this course – very enjoyable” Mark Buxton, Melbourne June 2010

“I recommend this course and the presenter” Mark Buxton, Melbourne June 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – lots of real life examples and engaging questions” Melbourne June 2010

“Good coverage of topics, maybe too many!” Melbourne June 2010

“Practical tool to use in implementation i.e. local government DA Assessment level” Judy Cheung, Melbourne June 2010

“It was very good to refresh the theory of urban design I know from university. Also good to be updated on the latest tools and ideas” Judy Cheung, Melbourne June 2010

“Well structured course and content” Melbourne June 2010

“Opportunity to input dialogue and experiences” Melbourne June 2010

“Manual very helpful” L Rigoni, Melbourne June 2010

“I enjoyed the course presentation, energy and presentation as conveyed by course convenor Andrew Hammonds” L Rigoni, Melbourne June 2010

Townsville May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – very comprehensive with a great set of resources for further reading” Michael Cattoni, Townsville May 2010

“This unit is relevant, design is an important part of my job” Michael Cattoni, Townsville May 2010

“I recommend this course – for people in the industry it provides relevant insights into the reasoning and benefits of urban design” Townsville May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – informative, good interaction and hands on” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“Excellent structure of the unit – logical step through of topics and different styles of interaction” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“Excellent variety of learning techniques” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“This unit is not only relevant to my job, it is a wakeup call. I am looking forward to applying the rekindled techniques” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“Thanks Andrew, enjoyed it” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“The course is interesting and fun” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“The course provides a good refresher on best practice” Mark Carter, Townsville May 2010

“Far more relevant and informative than anticipated” George Milford Townsville May 2010

“Good media mix – keeps it interesting” George Milford Townsville May 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction – great open forums” George Milford Townsville May 2010

“Obviously relevant as a planner – probably relevant to a wider audience than attended” George Milford Townsville May 2010

“Excellent – relevant interesting and inspiring” George Milford Townsville May 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques – I liked the different multimedia” Tamara Cusack, Townsville May 2010

“As an engineer it has given me the view that the services and infrastructure aren’t the be all and end all Tamara Cusack, Townsville May 2010

“Andrew was very knowledgeable, passionate and excited about urban design – this feeling was infectious!” Tamara Cusack, Townsville May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations. I had nightmares about two days of drawing, but I really enjoyed the interactive learning and only some very basic, but useful, drawing” Susan Green, Townsville May 2010

“The structure of the unit really seemed to flow and make sense” Susan Green, Townsville May 2010

“I recommend this course – excellent presenter and valuable and useful information” Susan Green, Townsville May 2010

“Urban design isn’t so scary after all! Thanks Andrew” Susan Green, Townsville May 2010

“Provided a refresher and reaffirmed my knowledge of urban design principles” Denise Himeberg, Townsville May 2010

“Excellent structure of the unit – flowed well” Denise Himeberg, Townsville May 2010

“I now have a better understanding of the whole design process. I’ve been stuck in the detailed residential subdivision design field and needed more ‘urban’ input” Andrew Kerlin, Townsville May 2010

“I recommend this course – town planners, client managers and council officers” Andrew Kerlin, Townsville May 2010

“This course exceeded my expectations, this unit was interactive and the multi-media approach was great” Stewart Portland, Townsville May 2010

“Excellent content of the unit – topical, interesting and relevant with personalised case studies involve the class well” Stewart Portland, Townsville May 2010

“I recommend this course – particularly for the regional areas which are experiencing growth pressures” Stewart Portland, Townsville May 2010

“I liked the ‘my favourite place’ activity to see the outcomes of urban design on the ground and being applied” Townsville May 2010

“Information was well balanced with different media utilised” Townsville May 2010

“Not too technical; or academic with practical examples” Townsville May 2010

“This unit is relevant to my job with potential to influence urban design outcomes” Townsville May 2010

“I recommend this course – interesting and creative, with real application” Townsville May 2010

“Andrew always made time for group discussion” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques – allowed us to relate to urban design” Townsville May 2010

“Liked the ‘guess where we are’ photo game” Townsville May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – knowledge of urban design was limited prior to the course. Now very confident in passing on information to others” Townsville May 2010

“International examples were fantastic” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent structure of the unit – visual/group work broke up workshop. Great way of learning” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction – great to hear others thoughts and experiences” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques – videos and group work were beneficial, with helpful live examples” Townsville May 2010

“Will be able to apply each day and pass on to staff” Townsville May 2010

“I recommend this course, extremely beneficial to all levels and types of disciplines” Townsville May 2010

“Fun and easy learning” Townsville May 2010

“Inspirational – started to look at places differently” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent content of the unit – provided a lot of reference material to follow up on” Townsville May 2010

“As a consultant planner working with developers and council it provides an insight on urban design and placemaking to apply to my everyday work and projects” Townsville May 2010

“A lot of great content covered in 2 days – very interesting” Townsville May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – the content, presenter and structure were interesting and interactive” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent content of the unit – each section built on the previous” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction – course allowed several methods of participation” Townsville May 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques – variety of visual and aural tools which caters for all” Townsville May 2010

“I recommend this course – many planners lack the skills and thoughts about urban design” Townsville May 2010

Brisbane May 2010

“Will be highly useful in engaging communities and elected representatives in planning and making places“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010 

“Excellent content of the unit – great references and use of personal experience“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010

“The unit structure is like a silver bullet to urban design problems and challenges“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction – great working environment and group interaction from presenter which made the two days“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010

“Great tools and manual – well done to all“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010

“I recommend this course – great process and information“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010

“This unit is a silver bullet to future urban needs and community integrity“ Scott Riley, Brisbane, May 2010

This course exceeded my expectations – it really made me think about the development that I am currently involved in and how I could improve it“ Nathan Freeman, Brisbane, May 2010

“Enjoyed the pictures and visual aids used throughout the presentation“ Nathan Freeman, Brisbane, May 2010

“Engaged well with the participants“ Nathan Freeman, Brisbane, May 2010

“The urban design course made me think about the ways I look at development projects and streetscapes“ Nathan Freeman, Brisbane, May 2010

“It is an excellent refresher from my uni days and makes you appreciate the importance of what we do as planners on a daily basis... be innovative and creative“ Nathan Freeman, Brisbane, May 2010

“Excellent content of the unit – covered more than I expected“ Prudence Earle, Brisbane, May 2010

“I recommend this course, excellent information in a single source, with links and references and further reading to expand knowledge“ Prudence Earle, Brisbane, May 2010

“An excellent starter course for anyone interested in urban design“ Prudence Earle, Brisbane, May 2010

“This course was more comprehensive than I expected with valuable references and examples“ Katharina Nieberler-Walker, Brisbane, May 2010

This unit is relevant to my job – a topical issue with current examples“ Katharina Nieberler-Walker, Brisbane, May 2010

“Should be compulsory for all design professionals“ Katharina Nieberler-Walker, Brisbane, May 2010

“Very engaging and participative process which suits any learning style. It was great not to be just lectured to!“ Patrick Atkinson, Brisbane, May 2010

“Great mix and use of media technologies“ Patrick Atkinson, Brisbane, May 2010 “This course will be very useful resource and source of information in my day to day job“ Patrick Atkinson, Brisbane, May 2010

“I recommend this – one of the best PIA course that I have done“ Patrick Atkinson, Brisbane, May 2010

“This was a highly enjoyable course that was well facilitated, engaging and provided me with an excellent array of knowledge and resources – cheers Andrew“ Patrick Atkinson, Brisbane, May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – very impressive” Dy Currie, Brisbane, May 2010

“Liked the humour, it put people at ease when they were arriving” Dy Currie, Brisbane, May 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques – good use of photos and graphics and well explained” Dy Currie, Brisbane, May 2010

“I recommend this course – practical and fun” Dy Currie, Brisbane, May 2010

“Thanks for sharing so much! Well done! ” David Newby, Brisbane, May 2010

“Andrew is an experienced learning facilitator who knows his subject. He uses well structured program, practical experiences and a variety of learning techniques to engage participants” David Newby, Brisbane, May 2010

“Good introduction to the subject” Stephen Lorter, Brisbane, May 2010

“I have a much better appreciation of what placemaking is about and its benefit” Stephen Lorter, Brisbane, May 2010

“Manual is great, lots of resources” Stephen Lorter, Brisbane, May 2010

“Provision of real examples (i.e. Seaside and Glenwood Park) helped relate the content being delivered to implementation” Jen Hausler, Brisbane, May 2010

“Group work really helped me to think about questions that were being asked” Jen Hausler, Brisbane, May 2010This is relevant to my job – urban design should always play a role in development and development assessment” Jen Hausler, Brisbane, May 2010

“An interesting topic covered in an interesting format” Jen Hausler, Brisbane, May 2010

“Andrew was very knowledgeable on the topic, having been involved in a number of projects. Being able to use examples through the course was very helpful” Jen Hausler, Brisbane, May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – the subject was very interesting” Michael Jones, Brisbane, May 2010

“Great personal development course” Michael Jones, Brisbane, May 2010

“Focus on specific examples and best-practice urban design and placemaking gives a strong grounding to principles” Dylan Sargent, Brisbane May 2010

“Thoughtful, logical structure” Dylan Sargent, Brisbane May 2010

“The learning process included debate and discussion of the various topics covered” Dylan Sargent, Brisbane May 2010

“Use of Google earth for the tour of Australian places was excellent – a creative learning tool” Dylan Sargent, Brisbane May 2010

“Content was covered succinctly but in sufficient depth to provide in understanding of the topics covered” Dylan Sargent, Brisbane May 2010

“I recommend this course – the presenter was highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic and brought a strong practical understanding to the course” Dylan Sargent, Brisbane May 2010

“Good presentation, experience, manuals and course content“ Brisbane, May 2010”Great resource lists in the manual“ Brisbane, May 2010

“Very enthusiastic, led the class in good discussion” Brisbane, May 2010

“Very well presented – great use of interviews, Google etc” Brisbane, May 2010

“Good use of different methods e.g. group work and PowerPoint presentation” Brisbane, May 2010

“I recommend this course – enjoyable and interesting. Good to think outside your day to day planning tasks” Brisbane, May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – very well organised presenter, great use of technology and current resources e.g. video clips and Google” Brisbane, May 2010

“Enjoyed the course – a good refresher to urban design issues and techniques” Brisbane, May 2010

Canberra May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – excellent content, structure and learning tools and techniques” Tony Proust, Canberra, May 2010

“This unit helped me to understand what urban design is about” Tony Proust, Canberra, May 2010

“I recommend this unit - planners need to better understand urban design, particularly as we move towards higher density living” Tony Proust, Canberra, May 2010

“This two day course gave me an understanding of what urban design means and how to create better places” Tony Proust, Canberra, May 2010

“While building on knowledge that I already had, this course formalised my thinking and provided the framework so I can no confidently approach and urban design task” Canberra, May 2010

“This unit provides the participant with the tools to approach urban design in a very practical way” Canberra, May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – excellent content and opportunities for discussion and interaction” Anne Moroney, Canberra, May 2010

“Well structured – good clear relationship between unit presentation and manual” Anne Moroney, Canberra, May 2010

“Great Graphics” Anne Moroney, Canberra, May 2010

“Highly relevant CPP Unit to all planners” Anne Moroney, Canberra, May 2010

“Andrew was able to provide a good understanding of what urban design and placemaking is about” Anne Moroney, Canberra, May 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations” Tim Fletcher, Canberra, May 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques – use of video interviews and Google Earth for favourite places” Tim Fletcher, Canberra, May 2010

“This unit is relevant to my job – I needed a better understanding of the fundamentals or ‘science’ which are not subjective to help assess proposals and provide directions to others” Tim Fletcher, Canberra, May 2010

“I recommend this unit – very rewarding, good content and excellent presentation” Tim Fletcher, Canberra, May 2010

“Very rewarding course, providing sound coverage of the topic, presented in an interesting and innovative way” Tim Fletcher, Canberra, May 2010

“Very informative and knowledgeable presentation. A manual full of resources and information – a great resource long-term” Canberra, May 2010

“Excellent structure of the unit – good presentation, enjoyable” Canberra, May 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction – a lot of good quality interaction with presenter and fellow students” Canberra, May 2010

“Timing was good, not rushed. We had time for discussion when desired” Canberra, May 2010

“Exceeded my expectations – provided examples and real life experiences/projects of the presenter” Steven Gianakis, Canberra, May 2010

“Excellent content of the unit and structure – logical progression” Steven Gianakis, Canberra, May 2010

“I recommend this course – to update knowledge and refresh skills combined with practical examples” Steven Gianakis, Canberra, May 2010

“Andrew provides strong professional experiences and skills which directly relate to the topic” Steven Gianakis, Canberra, May 2010

Hobart April 2010

“Excellent content of the unit – how to deliver urban design through Statutory Planning” Barry Holmes, Hobart 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction” Barry Holmes, Hobart 2010

“Very good mix of videos/Google Earth and current technology” Barry Holmes, Hobart 2010

“I would recommend this course - good overall content/structure/ list of tools” Barry Holmes, Hobart 2010

“Andrew is an enthusiastic, well prepared and articulate presenter who provides a good mix of ‘giving’, discussion, and is not afraid to offer his personal views in an appropriate manner” Barry Holmes, Hobart 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion – individual and group” Charles Arnold, Hobart 2010

“Topics were clearly explained based on the presentation material” Charles Arnold, Hobart 2010

“I recommend this course – suitable for extending knowledge of all consultants” Charles Arnold, Hobart 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion” Karen Armstrong, Hobart 2010

“I recommend this course – good succinct summary of urban design” Karen Armstrong, Hobart 2010

“Terrific – a good learning experience with great rapport built with the group” Karen Armstrong, Hobart 2010

“Very positive course, good introduction to urban design and explanation of material” Karen Armstrong, Hobart 2010

“Excellent content of unit” Hobart 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques” Rob Nolan, Hobart 2010

“I recommend this course – interesting, good pace, exposure to ideas and comprehensive” Rob Nolan, Hobart 2010

“Excellent opportunities for discussion and interaction e.g. use of internet, video clips, group interactions, ‘postcards from the future’, field study, etc” Hobart 2010

“Excellent learning tools and techniques – good coverage of material, bibliography of resources and practical tools for use” Hobart 2010

“Well run, clear structure” Hobart 2010

“I would recommend this course – it was very well run, covered detail in depth without getting g bogged down” Hobart 2010

“I thank Andrew for a very good course” Hobart 2010

“I would recommend this course – it provides a good overview of process, tools and excellent reference for future research” Hobart 2010

“Excellent content of unit – great presentation, easy to understand which can be applied to my work” Tom O’Conner, Hobart 2010

“I would recommend this course – interesting and relevant” Tom O’Conner, Hobart 2010

“I recommend this course” Wendy Mitchell, Hobart 2010

Perth April 2010

“Excellent content and structure of the unit” Perth 2010

“I recommend this course – I have learned a lot and also made useful local contacts” Perth 2010

“It was very good, holds up very well against the course I have done in UK & Norway” Perth 2010

“Excellent content of the unit – very well presented and synthesised” Herve Calmy, Perth 2010

“The video interviews with Clive Alcock and Malcolm Snow are great tools” Herve Calmy, Perth 2010

“This course is relevant to my job – because good quality place making and urban design is a life long journey” Herve Calmy, Perth 2010

“I recommend this course – it is well structured and comprehensive” Herve Calmy, Perth 2010

“Neutral and balanced attitude in the context of a discipline characterised by controversy and frustration” Herve Calmy, Perth 2010

“This course is relevant to my job – development of Greenfield and Brownfield sites” Perth 2010

“A good overview of urban design” Perth 2010

“Excellent structure of unit, opportunities for discussion and interaction, combined with learning tools and techniques” Perth 2010

“I thought is a good, enjoyable unit” Perth 2010

“Good use of digital media” Perth 2010

“This unit exceeded my expectations – I came with a very limited understanding of the practice of urban design and the course has been very enlightening” Gordon Smith, Perth 2010

“Very helpful learning tools and techniques – references to other resources is excellent” Gordon Smith, Perth 2010

“Andrew is very capable, knowledgeable and good communicator” Gordon Smith, Perth 2010

“I recommend this course to develop a clear understanding of the art and science of placemaking” Gordon Smith Perth 2010

“Very pleased to have attended - thankyou” Gordon Smith Perth 2010

“Excellent structure of the unit- -good use of visual material” Perth 2010

“This unit is relevant to my job – I need work with urban design professionals and this course has provided me with a better understanding of their field of work” Perth 2010

“I have been working as an urban designer/town planner for several years now and I thoroughly appreciated the course content and the very open, honest and friendly manner in which you presented and engaged with me and my colleagues. You obviously have put a lot of thought and time into your syllabus.” Ross Montgomery, Perth 2010

“This is my first (ever) formal foray into urban design - I enjoyed it. So thanks for a great course.” Janet Iverach

 

Sydney March 2010

“Good research and assembly of valuable information for future reference.” Brian O’Dowd.

“Course was very interactive with participants enthused to share personal experiences and views.” Brian O’Dowd.

“Well rounded presentation of contemporary urban design”. Brian O’Dowd.

“Engaging cross section of views by participants and presenter.” Brian O’Dowd.

“As an urban designer/planner the course was a refreshing revisit of theory and technique in an updated format.” Brian O’Dowd

“Good reference to improve skills.” Ann Cameron.

“The Urban Design Unit provides an excellent introduction to urban design.” Ann Cameron.

“An appreciation/knowledge of urban design is an essential component of my job.” Ann Cameron.

“Broadened my thinking of Placemaking – made me think outside the square.”

“This Urban Design course has been relevant, interesting and valuable.”

“Excellent brief introduction to urban design/place management including illustrations, case studies, tools and reference documents.”

“Well run, good content, very interactive, and exchange of opinions and ideas” David Kettle

“Good set of tools to use”.

“Excellent notes and well paced presentation.” Greg Woodhams

“Content well researched and presented”. Greg Woodhams

“Very good references and tools.” Greg Woodhams

“Excellent presenter and course material.” Greg Woodhams

“Andrew’s relaxed but well researched presentation of the program drew the group into discussion and sharing of ideas.” Greg Woodhams

“Enjoyed the course and found it interesting and relevant.” Peter Lybutt, Sydney March 2010

“Good techniques used, could not fall asleep!”

“Well organised and presented to stimulate heightened awareness.”

“Manual will be a great future reference.”

“A well packaged urban design manual.”  Brian Eastoe

“Excellent manual and presentation.”

“Excellent course with excellent presentation and good references”.

“Enthusiastic trainer – well done Andrew”

“Very good up-to-date reference and web links”.

“Cost effective presentation covering urban design and tools for master planning” W. Alexander.

Online Training March 2010

“Expanded my appreciation of urban design.” Ian McNicol

“Generated a better understanding of the scope and process of urban design.” Ian McNicol

“Should be compulsory for all planners as a key professional component of practice.” Ian McNicol

“I am a lot more involved in urban design than I had realised.  I had always thought of it as the province of architects and landscape architects and mainly involving the fine detailing of public places.” Ian McNicol

“Thanks for committing the time to facilitate this course. I have certainly found the notes and readings to be informative and practical. I have already used sections of the course to assist me in preparing a grant application for an urban design structure plan for Portland” Syd Dream 2010

Melbourne March 2010

“Presenter’s passion showed!” Gary Arnold

“Timely refresher.” Gary Arnold

“Anyone involved in place making would gain benefit.” Gary Arnold

“Excellent opportunities for discussion.”  Christopher Bryce

“Different forms of media used well.”  Christopher Bryce

“Helpful and thought provoking.”  Christopher Bryce

“Quality course that gives a good introduction to place making principles.”  Christopher Bryce

“Excellent interactive course which held my attention.” Michael Mielczarek

“Well structure and delivered.”

“Very good course”

“Presenter is very knowledgeable”

“Covered the broad range of urban design in an inclusive method of involvement.”  Poul Tvermore

“One of the better training or education sessions I have attended in the last four or five years.”  Poul Tvermore

“Very relevant and useful”.

“Site visit was thought provoking”.

“Very engaging “

“I like this course!”

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