10th International Urban Design Conference
Studio GL’s founding Director, Diana Griffiths was invited to speak at the 10th International Urban Design Conference held on the Gold Coast in November 2017. Her talk, titled ‘Moving beyond the Circle – Shaping Australia’s Future Cities’, focused on rethinking the analytical tools that Australian cities use for planning, at a time when many cities are transforming to accommodate significant population growth. Diana identified challenges in current planning systems which are designed to accommodate incremental, not disruptive change. Using various lenses including accessibility, efficiency and intersection density, she explained the benefits of thinking holistically about the challenges in order to enhance urban spaces and improve the long term desirability of our cities.