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Urbanity ’19: Day Two

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Day two of The Urban Developer's Urbanity conference kicked off today at Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves.

Revisit some of the highlights and take aways—from a recap of the awards last night to Salta's Sam Tarascio to how music, entertainment and the arts is saving our cities.


The Urban Developer Awards Showcase

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CityShapers: In Conversation with Sam Tarascio (SALTA)

Hosted by Adam Di Marco (The Urban Developer)

Sam Tarascio | Executive Chairman | Salta Properties

We started to create industrial parks, keeping the warehouse, management and landscaping, and our first industrial park in Victoria of any quality.

Sam Tarascio | Executive Chairman | Salta Properties

In 1950 at 5 years old I came to Australia on a 35 day journey on a freighter with no cabins. People would die and they were thrown overboard.

Sam Tarascio | Executive Chairman | Salta Properties
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I always wanted to be in business, the skill was to identify an opportunity and not let it pass by because once it passes it never comes back.

Sam Tarascio | Executive Chairman | Salta Properties

As I became experienced in logistics construction I realised that it wasn't that hard to do.

Sam Tarascio | Executive Chairman | Salta Properties

Our philosophy for our residential developments has been live, work and play.

Sam Tarascio | Executive Chairman | Salta Properties

I've always wanted the highest profile sites and to be able to put the quality into to be proud of it, I don't do it for the property. It needs to stack up and we need to be proud of it.

Sam Tarascio | Executive Chairman | Salta Properties

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The Disruptive Developers

How these two extraordinary developers have defied convention to build businesses that extend beyond property.

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We control the entire development cycle and pride ourselves on delivering a product that does add up so everybody is winning.

Jonathan Hallinan | Founder and Managing Director | BPM

You have to have a value add to your offering, you are serving people.

John Harman | CEO | St Marks Development

We are one brand, one look and one feel no matter where we are because we want to inspire people who want to come and be a part of our world.

Jonathan Hallinan | Founder and Managing Director | BPM
John Harman | CEO | St Marks Development

I read extensively and widely to understand what the market is doing and I'm happy to ask the dumbest questions in order to learn.

John Harman | CEO | St Marks Development
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The sacrifices I have made for this business have been endless. I used to think that if I had balance in my life I wouldn’t achieve success.

Jonathan Hallinan | Founder and Managing Director | BPM

Powering up PropTech

The inside word on Australasia’s PropTech scene with the industry’s leading innovators.

Powering up PropTech Moderated by Lachlan Webb

There are a lot of hammers looking for nails in the proptech space.

Christopher Omeissah | Proptech Sector Lead | KPMG

There is so much data out there right now, as a small or medium sized business, having a team to go through that data is unrealistic.

Jason Chuck | Chief Consumer Officer | Domain
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Start with the challenge you are trying to serve for. We are looking at the energy efficient space by driving down costs and push sustainability targets that everyone has.

Sheridan Ware | Chief Information & Technology Officer | Charter Hall

Take a systems thinking approach and ask where do I want to be in five years.

Christopher Omeissah | Proptech Sector Lead | KPMG

Be agile. Learn as you go and find out what works for you and then move onto the next thing.

Sheridan Ware | Chief Information & Technology Officer | Charter Hall
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We now date through Tinder and communicate through social media, but augmenting your business with strategic technology hasn’t been a focus for those looking to sourcing investors for development.

Jason Chuck | Chief Consumer Officer | Domain

We are just scratching the surface of what is possible in this space.

Sheridan Ware | Chief Information & Technology Officer | Charter Hall

Cities on a Collision Course

What happens at the intersection of technology, design, construction and community.

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Enhancing bio-diversity is the next evolution of sustainable development.

David Uhlmann | Director of Environment & Sustainability | Wolter Consulting Group
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Take pause, reflect on your development and make sure you are not working to a theoretical idea.

Caitlin Shields | Associate & 5D Quantity Surveyor | Mitchell Brandtman
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We are looking to create cohesive experiences.

Ruth Wilson | Principal Studio Leader - Melbourne | Architectus

The Humanising of Architecture

Inside the nature-inspired mind of architectural prodigy Koichi Takada.

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I named my son after Francesco Borromin. In Rome his church just makes sense from god's eye view.

Koichi Takada | Principal | Koichi Takada Architects

We have enormous commercialised pressure to deliver on your business model. This is massive pressure, but if you just do that you can end up with a box, so we look how we can add value and then increase the value of each project we tackle.

Koichi Takada | Principal | Koichi Takada Architects

We don't break the rules, but we bend the rules to add value to developments.

Koichi Takada | Principal | Koichi Takada Architects

'Greening' buildings does make a difference. It is a complex exercise and we are under pressure to show the world that this is possible.

Koichi Takada | Principal | Koichi Takada Architects

To make what you believe in work for the client you need to tap into culture.

Koichi Takada | Principal | Koichi Takada Architects

How Healthy is Your Home?

What happens when you merge the world’s largest asset class: real estate, with the world’s fastest growing industry: wellness?

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We are now spending 90 per cent of our lives indoors and it is having a profound impact on our wellbeing.

Anthony Scarff | General Manager | Delos Australia

A home isn't truly smart until it is healthy.

Anthony Scarff | General Manager | Delos Australia

Harnessing the Power of the Crowd

How Built-ID is disrupting the global development industry through crowdsourced engagement.

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Who are we shaping our cities for through the bricks and the clicks?

Bridget Wilkins | Director - Community Engagement | Built-ID

There is a fundamental lack of trust and belief across our markets.

Bridget Wilkins | Director - Community Engagement | Built-ID

We are now gamifying the way we approach consulting.

Bridget Wilkins | Director - Community Engagement | Built-ID

The Co-Living Conundrum

Is this emerging sector a utopian dream or an asset class of the future?

Chrystan Paul | Managing Director | Hmlet Australia

The idea of purchasing your first home is being pushed further away while the renting market is booming.

Chrystan Paul | Managing Director | Hmlet Australia

The Urban Fightback!

How a provocative approach to music, entertainment and the arts is saving our cities.

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We need to find a value in leadership rather than just incentives and policy to enrich our precincts and cultural landscapes.

Trina Massey | DJ, Entrepreneur and Greens Candidate | AAMA

Glebe was a hall of fame for graffiti. All the abandoned spaces have now been turned into high rise apartments. I had good memories growing up and learning how to paint in these spaces, spraying my name on other peoples stuff.

Scott Marsh | Artist | Scott Marsh
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Festival Hall was my temple and it punctuated our lives and we worked out who we were and who we were with. It was a crime when it was knocked down.

Scott Hutchinson | Chairman | Hutchinson Builders

Without music it’s a nothing city, [Brisbane] is Dubbo without a zoo.

Scott Hutchinson | Chairman | Hutchinson Builders

Music is intangible. At Festival Hall you could have an intimate experience with world class bands, something that isn't possible anymore.

Alison Kubler | Art Curator, Writer | National Gallery of Australia

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