Andrew Dixon was a keynote speaker at ‘ Great Places’ – the Australian National Planning Congress in Melbourne in May 2015. Speaking on culture and places he talked about the turnaround of NewcastleGateshead as a cultural destination, the bid for Hull to be UK City of Culture and the way that culture can help create identity, pride and prosperity for towns and cities. http://www.planning.org.au/whatson/national-congress
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It was never in doubt that ‘great places’ are core to planners’ raison d’etre, but hearing from the people responsible for some of the world’s greatest places was inspirational. Engaging and passionate presentations included New York’s Mitchell Silver and the UK’s Andrew Dixon. Both brought enlightening international perspectives for what planning can bring to places, through more than just land use decisions and development control. Andrew and Mitch both focused on how cultural influence and meaningful engagement were vital tools in a planner’s place-making armoury.
Also spoke at
* Melbourne Arts Centre – City Forum
* Planning Exchange podcast – http://www.planningxchange.org
* ABC radio