Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017

By May 31, 2017News

On March 28 and 29 I attended the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit in Melbourne.

The Summit attracted a wide array of speakers from a multitude of structural and architectural fields from across the globe and it provided a unique opportunity for delegates to shape the future of the Australian skyline for years to come.

A platform for knowledge sharing and networking, the event surveyed projects in development in the Australian context whilst simultaneously looked to and drew inspiration from examples abroad.

The Summit focused on how cities adapt and cope with the demands of structural change, technological advances and environmental factors.

Speaking as a City of Sydney resident and Councillor, my presentation focused on Sydney’s changing skyline and the seemingly ever increasing number of major projects and developments. I talked about the newly developed ICC and the Barangaroo precinct as well as plans for the re-development of Darling Harbour. I also talked about the City of Sydney’s Central Sydney Planning Strategy, marking the first time in 45 years that a comprehensive review of CBD planning controls has been undertaken.

You can check out my speech and presentation by CLICKING HERE.