Bankstown City Council engaged Studio GL to design and run training workshops in urban design for Council staff. The design of the program included Council officers to ensure the program met their needs. Objectives included improving their understanding of urban design principles and the Apartment Design Guide (ADG) and increasing their ability to assess design responses and evaluate development applications.
Studio GL staff have experience in developing and running courses in urban design at a university level. The workshops were structured to gradually build confidence in the participants’ urban design knowledge and help the strategic planners and statutory planners visualise the outcomes of their decisions and the processes involved in creating specific design outcomes. The workshops built relationships and a shared understand across a diverse range of strategic planning, development assessment and detailed built environmental services within Council.
Client: Bankstown City Council
Project date: 2015
Services: Urban Design Training