Learn about the Community Engagement Charter and how it will change the way we engage with our communities about planning, on Tuesday 25 September 2018, 9.30am to 4pm, Hotel Richmond, Adelaide.
With increasing population pressures, climate change, affordability concerns, a greater move to the share-economy, disruptive technologies and a push to rethink the role of planning regulation, PIA Victoria seized the moment with its inaugural symposium “Doing it Differently: Rethinking Planning”.
There is nothing more exciting for those of us who facilitate community engagement than seeing feedback influence plans and these plans become reality. URPS has been working with the Department of Environment Water & Natural Resources in recent years to develop investment priorities for metropolitan parks in Adelaide. This has involved the establishment and facilitation […]
We were pleased to be invited by the State Planning Commissioner to participate in the recent deliberative engagement sessions to help develop the Community Engagement Charter for Planning in South Australia. Held over two separate weekends in July with the community participants (the Planning Together Panel), State Planning Commissioners and other key planning professionals, these […]
The Kensington Residents Association has applauded Pembroke School and URPS on the proposed new middle school building stating “We appreciate the transparent process and the genuine way in which you have consulted… Your approach is an exemplar to other developers of the approach that should be taken when major developments are proposed.” Pembroke School plans to […]
In any strategic planning process it is important to listen to a diverse range of opinions in order to build consensus about where we are headed. This type of engagement also embraces some of the key elements of successful strategic planning including: Pulling together a diverse, yet relevant group of people, allowing time for big-picture […]
We are excited to welcome Zoe Hambour to URPS. With experience in a variety of roles in Local Government, Zoe is one of our team of specialists in community engagement, natural resources management, climate change adaptation and strategic planning projects. Energised by people and their ideas, Zoe thrives on interaction. She is outgoing and participative without […]
Debates about planning policy to facilitate higher density development can be polarising.