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PX32 - Larry Parsons, Ethos Urban Click here to download Larry has over thirty years’ experience in planning and architecture. He has worked in both public and private sectors, in Melbourne, the UK, Oman and Spain, and has extensive experience in master planning and precinct planning. Larry has successfully managed his own private practice as well as heading the Urban Design Units at both the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria, where he managed the Minister for Planning’s growing development approvals portfolio.

PX32 - Larry Parsons, Ethos Urban

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Larry has over thirty years’ experience in planning and architecture. He has worked in both public and private sectors, in Melbourne, the UK, Oman and Spain, and has extensive experience in master planning and precinct planning. Larry has successfully managed his own private practice as well as heading the Urban Design Units at both the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria, where he managed the Minister for Planning’s growing development approvals portfolio.

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PX31 - Phil Borelli, SJB Planning Click here to download Phil is a founding director of SJB Planning. His planning career began at the former metropolitan planning authority (the MMBW) and the State Government, where he ultimately managed both the Southbank and Central City Planning Areas. He began working in the private sector in 1989 and, since then, has assisted a wide range of public sector and private clients in meeting their land use and development objectives. Is a regular expert planning witness and an experienced adviser on planning and property issues. Phil recently celebrated his 21st year with SJB Planning

PX31 - Phil Borelli, SJB Planning

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Phil is a founding director of SJB Planning. His planning career began at the former metropolitan planning authority (the MMBW) and the State Government, where he ultimately managed both the Southbank and Central City Planning Areas. He began working in the private sector in 1989 and, since then, has assisted a wide range of public sector and private clients in meeting their land use and development objectives. Is a regular expert planning witness and an experienced adviser on planning and property issues. Phil recently celebrated his 21st year with SJB Planning

PX30 - Jessie Hochberg, CEO, Nightingale Housing Click here to download Jessie is a co-founder and CEO of Nightingale Housing. Jessie jumped into the start-up social enterprise space after working across Creative Victoria, as a Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser and within the Strategic Infrastructure Project team. She's passionate about the opportunity for the emerging democratisation of the financing sector to positively influence the development of urban environments. While working in government, Jessie completed an MBA with Distinction. Jessie has recently spoken and chaired panels at Purpose conference SYD, Remix Conference QLD, Fifth Estate’s Hacking Housing Event SYD.

PX30 - Jessie Hochberg, CEO, Nightingale Housing

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Jessie is a co-founder and CEO of Nightingale Housing. Jessie jumped into the start-up social enterprise space after working across Creative Victoria, as a Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser and within the Strategic Infrastructure Project team. She's passionate about the opportunity for the emerging democratisation of the financing sector to positively influence the development of urban environments. While working in government, Jessie completed an MBA with Distinction. Jessie has recently spoken and chaired panels at Purpose conference SYD, Remix Conference QLD, Fifth Estate’s Hacking Housing Event SYD.

PX29 - Danielle Savio & Justine Hadj (Gazella) Click here to download GAZELLA is an independent publication offering insights into inspiring females within the built environment. Updated weekly, the blog exhibits interviews focusing on the work of women and topical issues in the current climate. Launched to capture the stories and spirit of the determined, Gazella shares a passion for the celebration of women, their experiences and opinions, as well as advice and learnings that can be shared amongst the community.

PX29 - Danielle Savio & Justine Hadj (Gazella)

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GAZELLA is an independent publication offering insights into inspiring females within the built environment. Updated weekly, the blog exhibits interviews focusing on the work of women and topical issues in the current climate. Launched to capture the stories and spirit of the determined, Gazella shares a passion for the celebration of women, their experiences and opinions, as well as advice and learnings that can be shared amongst the community.

PX28 - Sean Hogan Click here to download Sean has been involved in many aspects of the property industry for more than 30 years.  He is experienced in the development of retail, commercial, industrial, hospitality and residential projects in Australia and internationally.  His background is in design and most of his recent work has been in high density and broad-acre residential development. Sean has a Master’s Degree in Property and is Senior Development Manager for ISPT (Industry Superannuation Property Trust).  

PX28 - Sean Hogan

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Sean has been involved in many aspects of the property industry for more than 30 years.  He is experienced in the development of retail, commercial, industrial, hospitality and residential projects in Australia and internationally.  His background is in design and most of his recent work has been in high density and broad-acre residential development. Sean has a Master’s Degree in Property and is Senior Development Manager for ISPT (Industry Superannuation Property Trust).

 

PX27- Danni Addison Click here to download Danni Addison is the Victorian CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) – the nation’s key representative body for the urban development industry.  An accomplished and reputable property expert, Danni is passionate about enabling affordability and accessibility for all home buyers, reducing unnecessary regulatory burden on the housing sector, and achieving an efficient planning system that delivers positive outcomes for Victoria’s future.

PX27- Danni Addison

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Danni Addison is the Victorian CEO of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) – the nation’s key representative body for the urban development industry.  An accomplished and reputable property expert, Danni is passionate about enabling affordability and accessibility for all home buyers, reducing unnecessary regulatory burden on the housing sector, and achieving an efficient planning system that delivers positive outcomes for Victoria’s future.

PX26- Clare McCracken Click here to download Clare is a Melbourne based mixed-media artist and PhD candidate at RMIT University. She is the recipient of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarship. Clare's practice includes large-scale immersive installations, fine art objects and contemporary performance works. Clare has installed over 30 temporary public artworks across ten municipalities in Melbourne as well as at Fed Square and 600 Bourke Street. 

PX26- Clare McCracken

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Clare is a Melbourne based mixed-media artist and PhD candidate at RMIT University. She is the recipient of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarship. Clare's practice includes large-scale immersive installations, fine art objects and contemporary performance works. Clare has installed over 30 temporary public artworks across ten municipalities in Melbourne as well as at Fed Square and 600 Bourke Street. 

PX25- James Livingston Click here to download James is a Statutory Planner acting as an Advocate for private clients, Councils and occasionally objectors. Sometimes at Council and often at VCAT.  He’s spent years bickering over the height of screening, the dispensation of visitor spaces and a 10 degree sightline. And in spite of this he still believes in the Victorian planning system. To steal a ‘Churchillism', James thinks our planning system is the worst one around,  excepting all others.

PX25- James Livingston

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James is a Statutory Planner acting as an Advocate for private clients, Councils and occasionally objectors. Sometimes at Council and often at VCAT.  He’s spent years bickering over the height of screening, the dispensation of visitor spaces and a 10 degree sightline. And in spite of this he still believes in the Victorian planning system. To steal a ‘Churchillism', James thinks our planning system is the worst one around,  excepting all others.

PX24- Nevan Wadeson Click here to download Nevan has enjoyed a diverse planning career encompassing a wide range of policy, statutory, strategic and development aspects, through roles at the Metropolitan Board of Works, The Department of Planning and at Tract. He has a strong interest in strategic planning, tourism and economic development projects and enjoys mentoring younger staff in the Tract team. .

PX24- Nevan Wadeson

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Nevan has enjoyed a diverse planning career encompassing a wide range of policy, statutory, strategic and development aspects, through roles at the Metropolitan Board of Works, The Department of Planning and at Tract. He has a strong interest in strategic planning, tourism and economic development projects and enjoys mentoring younger staff in the Tract team. .

PX23- Colleen Peterson Click here to download Colleen is the Managing Director of Ratio Consultants and is renowned for her leadership within the industry and as a strong advocate for housing issues, including the residential zone review in Victoria. Colleen regularly appears as an expert witness at VCAT and has a particular interest in social planning issues. 

PX23- Colleen Peterson

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Colleen is the Managing Director of Ratio Consultants and is renowned for her leadership within the industry and as a strong advocate for housing issues, including the residential zone review in Victoria. Colleen regularly appears as an expert witness at VCAT and has a particular interest in social planning issues. 

PX22- Johnny Barnard Click here to download Johnny is an urban planner, population forecaster and spatial consultant with an extraordinary knowledge of places across Australia and has been forecasting, analysing and mapping Australia's urban changes since the late 1980's. Johnny has completed projects informing Board-level decisions with the AFL, NRL, Stockland, Red Cross and various education providers. Johnny undertakes comprehensive forecasting for Local Governments in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and New Zealand.

PX22- Johnny Barnard

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Johnny is an urban planner, population forecaster and spatial consultant with an extraordinary knowledge of places across Australia and has been forecasting, analysing and mapping Australia's urban changes since the late 1980's. Johnny has completed projects informing Board-level decisions with the AFL, NRL, Stockland, Red Cross and various education providers. Johnny undertakes comprehensive forecasting for Local Governments in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and New Zealand.

PX21- John Henshall Click here to download John is a planning icon of Australia and is of course the Founding Director of Essential Economics, he is an economist, a town and regional planner and has more than 40 years of consulting experience in the industry. He is a life fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and a fellow of the Victorian Planning Environmental Law Association (VPELA). John is an avid blues and roots music fan and has been involved with the revitalisation of Clarkesdale in Mississippi.

PX21- John Henshall

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John is a planning icon of Australia and is of course the Founding Director of Essential Economics, he is an economist, a town and regional planner and has more than 40 years of consulting experience in the industry. He is a life fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and a fellow of the Victorian Planning Environmental Law Association (VPELA). John is an avid blues and roots music fan and has been involved with the revitalisation of Clarkesdale in Mississippi.

PX20- Nick Tweedie, SC Click here to download Nick has been a Barrister for more than 18 years. He practices mainly in the fields of planning and environmental law and regularly appears in VCAT, Panels and in major infrastructure hearings. Nick was appointed Senior Counsel in November 2013. Nick is from Western Australia, is an avid Dockers supporter and a Nick Cave fan and plays in a series of bands. 

PX20- Nick Tweedie, SC

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Nick has been a Barrister for more than 18 years. He practices mainly in the fields of planning and environmental law and regularly appears in VCAT, Panels and in major infrastructure hearings. Nick was appointed Senior Counsel in November 2013. Nick is from Western Australia, is an avid Dockers supporter and a Nick Cave fan and plays in a series of bands. 

PX19- David Song & Daniel Bowden Click here to download David Song and Daniel Bowden are Directors of Song Bowden Town Planning. They are both regularly engaged to provide advice on a variety of town planning matters  and are both well recognised in the industry as they regularly appear at the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) or Planning Panels Victoria as Planning Advocates or Expert Witnesses. This is the very first double interview by PX.

PX19- David Song & Daniel Bowden

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David Song and Daniel Bowden are Directors of Song Bowden Town Planning. They are both regularly engaged to provide advice on a variety of town planning matters  and are both well recognised in the industry as they regularly appear at the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) or Planning Panels Victoria as Planning Advocates or Expert Witnesses. This is the very first double interview by PX.

PX18- Brian Haratsis Click here to download Brian is a best-selling author, futurist, thought leader and is regarded by corporate Australia as the leading economic and strategic advisor operating in the property sector locally and internationally. Brian established MacroPlan Australia (renamed MacroPlan Dimasi in 2012) in 1985 and specialises in business and property strategy, forecasting of future trends, facilitation of strategic outcomes and successful delivery of major projects and policy. 

PX18- Brian Haratsis

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Brian is a best-selling author, futurist, thought leader and is regarded by corporate Australia as the leading economic and strategic advisor operating in the property sector locally and internationally. Brian established MacroPlan Australia (renamed MacroPlan Dimasi in 2012) in 1985 and specialises in business and property strategy, forecasting of future trends, facilitation of strategic outcomes and successful delivery of major projects and policy. 

PX17- Chris Goss Click here to download As a founder of Orbit Solutions in 1999, Chris has developed a successful approach to architectural services. Chris brings experience gained through working closely with Directors of Australia's most successful Architectural and Planning practices. As an expert witness in visual amenity evidence, he has worked on hundreds of projects adjudicated at the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal, Planning Panels Victoria and Land and Environment courts around Australia

PX17- Chris Goss

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As a founder of Orbit Solutions in 1999, Chris has developed a successful approach to architectural services. Chris brings experience gained through working closely with Directors of Australia's most successful Architectural and Planning practices. As an expert witness in visual amenity evidence, he has worked on hundreds of projects adjudicated at the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal, Planning Panels Victoria and Land and Environment courts around Australia

PX16- Jo Garretty Click here to download Jo is a Director of progressive engineering consultancy SALT, specialising in traffic and waste engineering. With extensive knowledge of traffic and transport engineering, Jo has been involved in infrastructure projects across Australia and is passionate about workplace culture. 

PX16- Jo Garretty

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Jo is a Director of progressive engineering consultancy SALT, specialising in traffic and waste engineering. With extensive knowledge of traffic and transport engineering, Jo has been involved in infrastructure projects across Australia and is passionate about workplace culture. 

PX15- Shelley Penn Click here to download Shelley Penn is a Melbourne based architect who has combined her private practice with several senior roles providing strategic advice to Government about the value and procurement of good design in the public realm. She is engaged in architectural education and advancement of the profession, and is recognised as an influential advocate for better public outcomes

PX15- Shelley Penn

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Shelley Penn is a Melbourne based architect who has combined her private practice with several senior roles providing strategic advice to Government about the value and procurement of good design in the public realm. She is engaged in architectural education and advancement of the profession, and is recognised as an influential advocate for better public outcomes

PX14- Mark Sheppard Click here to download Mark is a Principal of David Lock Associates and has been practicing in the field of urban design since 1993. He specialises in leading large-scale master planning and urban renewal projects, and providing expert urban design advice in relation to development. Mark is the author of 'Essentials of Urban Design' (CSIRO Publishing, 2015).

PX14- Mark Sheppard

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Mark is a Principal of David Lock Associates and has been practicing in the field of urban design since 1993. He specialises in leading large-scale master planning and urban renewal projects, and providing expert urban design advice in relation to development. Mark is the author of 'Essentials of Urban Design' (CSIRO Publishing, 2015).

PX13- Bryce Raworth Click here to download Bryce Raworth is a conservation consultant and architectural historian who has developed a practice in relation to these matters over the past 25 years. Major areas of interest include the conservation of historic buildings and their fabric and town planning issues relating to heritage overlay policies.

PX13- Bryce Raworth

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Bryce Raworth is a conservation consultant and architectural historian who has developed a practice in relation to these matters over the past 25 years. Major areas of interest include the conservation of historic buildings and their fabric and town planning issues relating to heritage overlay policies.

PX12- Nicola Smith Click here to download Nicola Smith is a private consultant planner and Director of Niche Planning Studio. She has experience across three states of Australia as a land development manager, consultant, local government statutory planner and state government policy writer. She has a thirst for knowledge, is passionate about innovation in planning through social media and supports a strong mentoring system within our profession. 

PX12- Nicola Smith

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Nicola Smith is a private consultant planner and Director of Niche Planning Studio. She has experience across three states of Australia as a land development manager, consultant, local government statutory planner and state government policy writer. She has a thirst for knowledge, is passionate about innovation in planning through social media and supports a strong mentoring system within our profession. 

PX11- Melanie Lowe Click here to download Melanie Lowe is a PhD student and research assistant within the Place, Health and Liveabilty Research Program at the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. Her research examines how to plan urban environments that support the social determinants of health. Melanie is also Co-chair of the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network.

PX11- Melanie Lowe

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Melanie Lowe is a PhD student and research assistant within the Place, Health and Liveabilty Research Program at the McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. Her research examines how to plan urban environments that support the social determinants of health. Melanie is also Co-chair of the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network.

PX10- Rose Iser Click here to download Rose Iser is a former Councillor for the Moonee Valley City Council and past president of the Victorian Local Governance Association. She has worked as an advisor to State and Federal MP's from Labour and the Greens. She campaigned for many years against the East-West Link and is a writer, lawyer, teacher and a fan of digital communication.

PX10- Rose Iser

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Rose Iser is a former Councillor for the Moonee Valley City Council and past president of the Victorian Local Governance Association. She has worked as an advisor to State and Federal MP's from Labour and the Greens. She campaigned for many years against the East-West Link and is a writer, lawyer, teacher and a fan of digital communication.

PX9-  Jonathan Gardiner Click here to download Jonathan Gardiner is a Director at Cox Architecture, a national architectural and urban design practice. His interest is in the development of future cities, and the positive role that public spaces and buildings as well as urban design can have in this process. His projects include AAMI Park in Melbourne, the North Melbourne Railway Station and the recently completed Adelaide Oval.

PX9-  Jonathan Gardiner

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Jonathan Gardiner is a Director at Cox Architecture, a national architectural and urban design practice. His interest is in the development of future cities, and the positive role that public spaces and buildings as well as urban design can have in this process. His projects include AAMI Park in Melbourne, the North Melbourne Railway Station and the recently completed Adelaide Oval.

PX8-  Clay Lucas Click here to download Clay Lucas is city editor for The Age, where he has worked since 2005 covering state politics, urban affairs, transport, local government and workplace relations. Before that he worked on local newspapers in Melbourne, as a sub-editor on The Jakarta Post, and as a city guidebook writer for Lonely Planet.

PX8-  Clay Lucas

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Clay Lucas is city editor for The Age, where he has worked since 2005 covering state politics, urban affairs, transport, local government and workplace relations. Before that he worked on local newspapers in Melbourne, as a sub-editor on The Jakarta Post, and as a city guidebook writer for Lonely Planet.

PX7-  Andrew Dixon Click here to download Andrew is a Director of Culture Creativity Place Ltd and works with culture and place to transform cities. Andrew was involved in the regeneration of Newcastle Gateshead in the UK and was a previous Programme Director of the World Summit on Arts and Culture. Andrew has become a specialist in repositioning cities through culture. 

PX7-  Andrew Dixon

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Andrew is a Director of Culture Creativity Place Ltd and works with culture and place to transform cities. Andrew was involved in the regeneration of Newcastle Gateshead in the UK and was a previous Programme Director of the World Summit on Arts and Culture. Andrew has become a specialist in repositioning cities through culture. 

PX6-  Cameron Alderson Click here to download Cameron is a Director of developer Canopi Homes specialising in small footprint housing. Previously an executive with Stockland and Mirvac. He has a passion for design and community trends in housing.

PX6-  Cameron Alderson

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Cameron is a Director of developer Canopi Homes specialising in small footprint housing. Previously an executive with Stockland and Mirvac. He has a passion for design and community trends in housing.

PX5-  Stephen Rowley Click here to download Dr Stephen Rowley Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT has recently completed his thesis on how film influences our views of city shape, form and normality.

PX5-  Stephen Rowley

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Dr Stephen Rowley Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT has recently completed his thesis on how film influences our views of city shape, form and normality.

PX4-  Jane Monk Click here to download Jane is the Director of Innovation and Reform at the Victorian Planning Authority and is a doyen of sense and sensibility. She has promoted principles of fairness, aesthetic pleasure and purpose into the Victorian planning system.

PX4-  Jane Monk

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Jane is the Director of Innovation and Reform at the Victorian Planning Authority and is a doyen of sense and sensibility. She has promoted principles of fairness, aesthetic pleasure and purpose into the Victorian planning system.

PX3-  Stuart Morris QC Click here to download Stuart Morris QC: Stuart has held a range of high profile positions within the planning world including President of VCAT and as a Supreme Court Judge. He is an astute observer of city trends

PX3-  Stuart Morris QC

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Stuart Morris QC: Stuart has held a range of high profile positions within the planning world including President of VCAT and as a Supreme Court Judge. He is an astute observer of city trends

PX2-  Tim Biles Click here to download A director of Message Consultants and has been at the forefront of planning innovation for several decades. He combines a deep knowledge of design aesthetics and a down to earth charm. 

PX2-  Tim Biles

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A director of Message Consultants and has been at the forefront of planning innovation for several decades. He combines a deep knowledge of design aesthetics and a down to earth charm. 

PX1- Chris Abery Click here to download Chris is a partner at Deep End Services. He is a expert in retail trends, catchments and spatial requirements.

PX1- Chris Abery

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Chris is a partner at Deep End Services. He is a expert in retail trends, catchments and spatial requirements.

PX was born from a crazy idea by Peter Jewell and Jess Noonan.

PX was born from a crazy idea by Peter Jewell and Jess Noonan.