Conversations: The future precinct

Click here to read the Kaizen Paper.

Precincts are increasingly important in shaping and sharing a communal story of our cities and people, in creating social and economic legacy through proactive design and place-making.

By 2030, the number of people living in cities globally is expected to be around five billion; in Australia our population is expected to grow to 35 million by 2050, with 85 % of people living in cities. As cities are projected to grow, there needs to be much thinking, discussion and action in regards to improving and redeveloping existing urban areas.

Substantial opportunities can be unlocked by new precincts.

In May 2019, a group of leading precinct development and design experts came together in Melbourne to share their insights on precincts, as often transformative initiatives that are important for a growing economy and a growing population. Driving new employment, precincts support liveable, connected and sustainable cities that people love.

Our latest paper captures the conversation including the importance of designing places with a 100-year legacy, and a dissection of recent Australian and other global benchmark projects.