NSW A City in a Park - How do we get there?

NSW A City in a Park - How do we get there?

Championed by Greater Sydney Parklands agency, the NSW Government’s 50 Year Vision for Greater Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands is the first metropolitan-wide plan to expand and improve our city’s public green space to form a “City in a Park”. GSP will work in partnership with all levels of government and the community to achieve this vision.  How do landscape architects want to be involved?    

Date: Thursday 18th November 2021
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT (Syd/Melb time).  Please refer to your local timezone.
Cost: Free. Registration essential - AILA MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
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The NSW Government’s 50-Year Vision for Greater Sydney's Open Space and Parklands is the first metropolitan-wide plan to expand and improve our city’s public green space to form a “City in a Park”. It imagines greener streets, higher quality parklands and more green connections that support healthy people and communities.
The vision will be championed by the Greater Sydney Parklands agency (GSP) which has been established as a city-wide voice for public green space and parks. It oversees more than 6,000 hectares of parklands across Sydney, and hosts over 40 million visits each year. Greater Sydney Parklands brings together some of Sydney’s most iconic parks: Centennial Parklands (including Moore Park and Queens Park), Western Sydney Parklands, Parramatta Park, Callan Park and Fernhill Estate. 

The priority for GSP is to work in partnership with communities, state and federal government agencies, and local councils, to develop new ways to involve Sydneysiders, maintain the unique character of parks and meet local community needs. GSP sees the landscape architecture profession as being a key player in achieving this outcome. 
Join Chief Executive Greater Sydney Parklands Suellen Fitzgerald and Director of Strategy Design and Delivery, Greater Sydney Parklands, Joshua French to get involved and give us your ideas on what a ‘city in a park’ might look like and how we might get there. 
For more information visit: https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/great-public-spaces/open-space/50-year-vision-for-greater-sydney-parklands
Participants are welcome to submit questions in advance to[email protected] AILA NSW Chapter Manager.

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 Suellen Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Greater Sydney Parklands 
Suellen recently transitioned into the role of inaugural Chief Executive for the Greater Sydney Parklands agency, having been the inaugural Executive Director of Western Sydney Parklands Trust since 2008 and leading the administration for Parramatta Park Trust from 2013. Suellen has worked in private and public practice across Australia working with open space planning and design, nature based tourism and recreation.   
Suellen is a respected authority on strategy, financing public lands, organisational establishment and development and has presented nationally and internationally on these issues.

 Joshua French, Director of Strategy Design and Delivery at Greater Sydney Parklands
A landscape architect by training, Josh has worked with Greater Sydney Parklands and Western Sydney Parklands Trust for the past decade, leading a specialist team responsible for designing and implementing a series of award-winning architectural and landscape projects that have transformed Western Sydney Parklands.

This webinar is proudly presented to you by AILA NSW Online with the collaboration of Greater Sydney Parklands and will be hosted by AILA NSW President Tanya Wood.

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Thursday, 18 November 2021
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Link Will Be Emailed the Day Prior
1 Informal CPD Points