WSP Cities Development & Density Roadshow started on Monday in Canberra and landed in Brisbane yesterday.
The keynote by Tom Smith, Global Director of Property & Buildings at WSP , from London, was informative and entertaining.
Richard Palmer from WSP ANZ moderated a dynamic panel discussion with Tom, Christopher Mountford from the Property Council of Australia, Elizabeth Watson-Brown from Architectus, and Wayne Bretherton and Niall Cunningham also from WSP.
Some robust opinions were shared about the importance of improving the experience for the citizens of our cities, as well as engaging Q&A about, ‘What’s the vision for Brisbane?’ The quote of the day came from Tom, ‘Overcome NIMBY by embracing BIMBY…Beauty In My Backyard,’ in the context of density is everyone’s responsibility. Right now in Australia we have a unique opportunity to get it right.
Follow live Twitter updates of the event in Sydney today.