The launch of the Urban Design Alliance of Queensland Agenda for Urban Quality in Queensland will be at a late afternoon function on Friday, 26 September 2003 at the Queensland Parliamentary Annex Function Rooms. The Agenda will be set afloat by the Hon. Rod Welford MLA, Minister for Justice and Attorney-General. However, the main ‘entertainment’ will come from a guest from the UK – Robert Cowan. Rob is the Executive Director of the Urban Design Group and secretariat head of the UK’s Urban Design Alliance. He is also a consultant, senior research fellow in architecture at De Montfort University, and editor of Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. He lectures widely on urban issues and has authored a range of books.
Rob Cowan will be in Sydney on Tuesday 30 September for a series of activities. For more information contact Barrie Shelton at email@example.com au
Rob Cowan will be in Melbourne on Wednesday 1 October for a public lecture and a range of other activities. Contact Jacqui Wilson at the Urban Design Unit (Department of Sustainability and Environment) at Jacqui.Wilson@dse.vic.gov.au for details and a personal invitation.
Rob Cowan will be in Adelaide on 2 and 3 October. Planning SA is coordinating the visit and a flurry of activities are planned to engage with a range of audiences and decision makers. The Australian Institute of Urban Studies will host a special luncheon address and the Adelaide City Council and Planning Education Foundation will jointly present a public forum which, based on previous such events, should attract a large audience on the first evening. The Land Management Corporation intends to use the opportunity to review urban design policy for planned broad-acre housing developments at the northern and southern edges of the city. Cowan is also to be invited to participate in the third of the University of South Australia's 'Every City' conversations, entitled 'Edifice', which will explore notions of the interface between architecture and urban design. In the unlikely event that this leaves him a spare moment, meetings with politicians and bureaucrats can be engineered! Further Adelaide details from Peter Dungey at Dungey.Peter@saugov.sa.gov.au
Also in UDFQ 63: September 2003:
- Next Edition: Culture and the built environment
- UD strengthened at RMIT University
- Urban Design a must for Kiwi Architecture students
- Who wants an Urban Design education?
- Urban designers – then and now
- A student perspective on outcomes
- MUDD at University of New South Wales
- Urbanism in SEQ
- MUD at Melbourne University
- Urban design at Sydney University
- The art of asking questions
- Urban design laboratory
- Urban Design Forum meets RMIT