Event: CityShapers of Melbourne - A Discussion with Neometro, Kalex, Milieu & Assemble


 A new wave of design-led residential development is sweeping through Australian property. Social, sustainable, and community-focused outcomes are driving the next generation and shifting the agenda.

Where should the industry place its focus in light of society’s evolving priorities?

How can we create sustainable and enduring developments that add to the social fabric of the communities we are engaged in?

 Join us on Thursday 28th April for an insightful night of discussion as four of the industry’s most highly regarded innovators converge to debate the future of place making in Australia.

Rapid-fire presentations, an interactive panel, and an open bar will ensure the conversation continues before, during, and after the event.

Presented by The Urban Developer and Communications Collective, this is a must for industry professionals and all those engaged in the way our communities are shaped. 


About the Speakers   

 James Tutton / Neometro
Neometro is one of Melbourne’s most design-focused and socially-led development groups. As a director, James has supported Neometro's growth while maintaining it's strong design integrity. An entrepreneur and an innovator, he has combined his role at Neometro with a portfolio of complementary positions in the mental health, arts, education and business spheres. James is co-founder of new business education school, The Plato Project; he is the co-founder of  Smiling Mind; as well as being the founder of Moonlight Cinema (now owned by Greater Union). James is a founding board member of the ambitious CAP arts project and urban farm, 3000acres. James studied philosophy.

Kyp Bosci / Kalex
Kyp is managing director of Kalex Projects, a Melbourne-based property development company specialising in high quality, design-led residential and commercial development projects. Founded in 2002, Kalex have built a reputation on designing spaces that maximise the potential of where people live, work, and play. Over the past 14 years they have actively sought to develop properties targeted at an end user whose value proposition is location, design, and quality over price.



Michael McCormack / Milieu
Educated in construction and law, director Michael has held lead roles in the development and construction industry. True to its namesake, Milieu takes an intelligent approach to urban development, creating unique residential projects informed by their surrounds, and designed to accommodate the rigors and routines of contemporary life. Responsible for the commercial and creative direction of Milieu, Michael established Milieu Property with Ross Troon in 2010. Michael is also a founder and director of Milieu Built and Milieu Hospitality.


 Ben Keck / Assemble
Ben is a director of Assemble: a residential property developer focused on small footprint projects. Assemble works with like-minded developers to share and realise its vision for sustainable cities. He is the co-founder of Assemble Papers, an online and biannual print journal about the culture of living closer together, across art, design, architecture, urbanism, the environment and finance. Ben is also a director of Fieldwork, an architecture and interior design practice, where he fulfils the business management role.

What will you learn?

Showcasing the best of urban development, we will explore:

  • The value of good design
  • Building dialogue with the educated consumer
  • Business as a force for good
  • Turning creativity and ideas into action

122 Roseneath Street, Clifton Hill is a property development by Wulff Projects, Icon Co and Assemble – a small footprint community of 49 apartments and 18 townhouses, with communal, landscaped and retail spaces.

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