Future Thinkers | Urban design and wellbeing
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How can the cities we inhabit for work, home and play regenerate us and improve population wellbeing?
Join keynote speaker Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti, of the Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Centre for Urban Research and a guest panel to explore how design and technology can enhance our urban environments.
For more than two decades, Billie and a multi-disciplinary research team have been studying the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing and she is ranked in the top one per cent of researchers in her field around the world. She leads a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities which works closely with local, national and global policy-makers and practitioners.
The panel discussion will feature Gabrielle Kelly, founding director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre of South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute; Karina Lester of the University of Adelaide’s Mobile Language Team, and architect Richard Stranger of Renewal SA. Members of the audience will have a chance to ask questions of the speakers.
This session is supported by Lot Fourteen.
- 5:15pm – Light refreshments
- 5:30pm – Welcome and introduction
- 5:35pm – Keynote presentation by Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti
- 5:55pm - Panel discussion facilitated by CityMag Editor Josh Fanning
- 6:35pm – Audience Q&A
- 6:45pm – Event concludes
Future Thinkers series
The Future Thinkers series is being presented by Renewal SA to help inspire a more connected, creative and innovative future in South Australia.
The series will offer public talks featuring industry leaders and innovators who can give South Australians an insight into how the future may look in many aspects of our lives, including urban living, technology and design.
Renewal SA provides an integrated approach to urban development on behalf of the Government of South Australia to encourage more people to live, work and invest in our state.
Future Thinkers is part of our commitment to engage and partner with community, industry and organisations to meet future challenges and unlock South Australia’s potential.
Getting to Lot Fourteen is easy
A tram stop is located directly outside Lot Fourteen on North Terrace and there are multiple bus stops nearby. Plan your journey with Adelaide Metro.
If you can’t find an on-street park nearby, there are car parks close by. Car parks within a short walking distance are:
- Wilson Car Park (entry off Frome Road and located at the back of Lot Fourteen)
- Wilson East End Car Park, Frome Road
- Wilson Car Park, 251 North Terrace
- Centre Point Car Park, Rundle Street
- UPark, Rundle Street.
For accessible entry to Eleanor Harrald Building, please contact our security team ahead of your visit on 0417 987 001.
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Renewal SA provides an integrated approach to urban development on behalf of the Government of South Australia to encourage more people to live, work and invest in our state. To achieve this, we partner and engage with community, industry and organisations to unlock the potential of existing urban areas. Planning and partnerships are central to our success, and a streamlined and coordinated approach enables development and progress. The places we create are vibrant and dynamic, with our placemaking programs and precinct coordination encouraging tourism and engaging communities. Everything we do at Renewal SA is about creating economic growth for South Australia by helping to deliver an inspiring urban future.