For the third consecutive year The Urban Developer has brought together leading city shapers—architects, planners, developers and innovators under one roof at Howard Smith Wharves to participate in Urbanity.
Revisit some of the highlights and take aways from the first day of the two day event taking place at Howard's Hall at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane.
The Urban Developer would like to pay its respect to the local Indigenous people Turrbal, the traditional custodians of the land on which Urbanity is taking place.
A full house for the third edition of Urbanity, bringing together a diverse collection of inspiration and education through keynotes, panel discussions, interactive workshops, case studies and social events for those involved in the future of cities.
Comedian and architectural aficionado Tim Ross opens Urbanity 2019.
How lucky we are to have the blank canvas that is Australia to curate and create.Tim Ross
An exploration into the minds and motivations of these visionary architects.
I was inspired by everything. I loved life.Karl Fender | Founding Partner | Fender Katsalidis Architects
I grew up in the new suburbs, I would steal bits of timber from the houses under construction and during that, I had something that I could conceive myself away from the harsh realities of school, and when we build that's fundamentally what we are trying to do, inspire people and make people feel enlightened and a memory of place.Karl Fender | Founding Partner | Fender Katsalidis Architects
The idea of the star architect was all born out of press. One mind isn't going to figure out all the problems we are facing, you need someone who has a different point of view from you. Find others that have the same drive. Approach it differently, that's the key to building a potential work environment that you can build upon. Collaborate with people who don't think like you.William Sharples | Founding Principal | SHoP Architects
Architecture is a wonderfully engaging and global language.Karl Fender | Founding Partner | Fender Katsalidis Architects
How do you bring office and residential and retail together to engage its surroundings, the idea of civic space. You cant have great architecture without these spaces, how do you bring a building of the scale of the Pantscraper in Melbourne down to that size. Every Melbourne laneway has a memory of placemaking and we looked at that.William Sharples | Founding Principal | SHoP Architects
Inside several of the most ambitious transit-led developments in a generation.
We now have the technology to overcome the burden of distance that has plagued Australia over its history.Nick Cleary | Chairman | CLARA
Uber Air is coming and the property industry has been caught flat-footed.Clem Newton-Brown | CEO and Founder | Skyportz
We can't go back in time to explore if a different approach would precipitate a different outcome for a city. But if we could, would we really want to?Kate Meyrick | Chief Executive | Studio THI
How urban regeneration can inspire a new wave of change in cities.
We can't underestimate our political environment today. For many key projects changes in the political landscape can quickly derail a project.Georgia Willis | Head of Property | Moonee Valley Racing Club
There's a lot of press about developers over developing and profiteering but there isn't a huge amount of conversation about the good developers are actually doing. The developers that succeed are the ones that want to 'do good'.Matthew Khoo | Managing Director | ICD Property
Inside the big visions and even bigger realities of three city-defining projects.
[On Howard Smith Wharves] I can't remember us ever talking about yields. It was a passion project.Mark Damant | Director | Urbis
Our brief was to hide 400 apartments.Penny Fuller | Founding Partner | Silvester Fuller
We created a public display pavilion showcasing the six final architecture schemes for our Southbank by Beulah project which became part of the public sphere and conversation.Adelene Teh | Co-founder and Executive Director | Beulah International
How Neighbourlytics is harnessing big data to measure the performance of communities.
Location data is up to five times more accurate than demographic data in predicting behaviour.Lucinda Hartley | Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer | Neighbourlytics
If you can measure it, you can’t manage it.Lucinda Hartley | Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer | Neighbourlytics
A global approach to how individuals and organisations are pushing the paradigm and creating places where people prosper.
Placemaking is about mitigating problems and creating opportunities.Andrew Hoyne | Principal | Hoyne
Don't be fixated on trying to wrench every dollar out of every square metre. When you have the right story to tell and are investing in the things people care about... that is the brand.Andrew Hoyne | Principal | Hoyne
Other developers are getting better and customers are demanding more. To mitigate risk you have to differentiate in context of what you are delivering.Andrew Hoyne | Principal | Hoyne
How a global shared workspace company is changing the way we work.
There is a growing disconnect between people needs and real estate needs.Lachlan Buchanan | Head Of Real Estate | WeWork - Australia & New Zealand
Inside Economic Development Queensland’s Fitzgibbon Chase.
How low can you go? When you get smaller you don't waste space with which customers are paying for.Genaea Keith | Senior Development Manager | Economic Development Queensland
The inspiring story of how Gabriel is harnessing A.I. to assist the elderly.
With breaking technology we can now multi-mode check elderly people, especially those with dementia, as they move throughout their home.Maria Crews | Global Chief Marketing Officer | gabriel
Ever since I was young I've been a bit mad and entrepreneurial which led me to never have fewer than six jobs at a time.Lang Walker AO | Founder & Executive Chairman | Walker Corporation
All of our projects are based around infrastructure.Lang Walker AO | Founder & Executive Chairman | Walker Corporation
I love fun things around water, if you have a look at a lot of the properties we have developed over the years, they are water sanctuaries.Lang Walker AO | Founder & Executive Chairman | Walker Corporation
Humility is the main thing I'm trying to teach my grandkids.Lang Walker AO | Founder & Executive Chairman | Walker Corporation