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Growing together | 202020 Vision urban greening tour

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Growing together | 202020 Vision urban greening tour

You are invited to attend the 2019 Growing Together Tour, the fourth Adelaide event in the series of 202020 Vision Urban Greening Tours.

This year’s tour is all about engaging your community and building support for green space projects, a key theme that emerged following the discussions at the 2018 Green Light tour.

In the words of one developer, “if you don’t get the community on board, you’re in for a long, drawn out process!”

The tour will present brand-new community research commissioned by Hort Innovation about community perceptions around green space, and will also provide practical support for both councils and developers wanting to bring community along on their green space journeys.

202020 Vision, in collaboration with the Department for Environment and Water, the Department of Health & Ageing, Water Sensitive SA and with the support of the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia, and others, are curating a program of speakers and interactive communications session that will provide policy insights, practical advice on implementation, case studies and tips and tricks to get the community involved. Further details on the day’s program are outlined below.

Session #1: What’s the story?

The day’s first session will include a research presentation & discussion by the 202020 Vision team. You’ll then hear responses to these findings from:

  • Julia Grant, Executive Director of Green Adelaide, Department for Environment and Water SA
  • Michael Lennon, Chair of the Independent Planning Commission of South Australia
  • Dr Donna Feretti, School of Art, Architecture & Design, University of SA
  • Daniel Gannon, Executive Director of the Property Council of South Australia
Session #2: How & how not to tell a story

Dr Libby Gallagher is the pioneer of the Cool Streets program, which began in Western Sydney and has since been adopted by four NSW & Victorian councils. Libby will present a case study of the program and talk us through her learnings.

You’ll also hear from: a local property developer about how successful green space outcomes were achieved on an urban infill site; experts at Democracy Co. about some recent approaches to community engagement they’ve taken in the ACT; and the Department of Health & Ageing / Department for Environment and Water’s new Healthy Parks, Healthy People campaign.

The speakers for this session are:

  • Dr Libby Gallagher, ‘Cool Streets’, Gallagher Studio (NSW)
    Warwick Keates, Wax Design to talk about the Victor Harbour Main Street Precinct Plan
    Emma Fletcher, Democracy Co.
    Ben Willsmore, AILA SA, Health Parks & Healthy People campaign launch
Session #3: Persuade me

Led by Republic of Everyone/202020 Vision’s Ben Peacock, this session translates insights from the research into simple tips and tricks on creating powerful stories to encourage more urban green space – depending on who you need to persuade. Working together in teams, you will create a pitch in response to a scenario and get the feedback from our expert panel (think Gruen Transfer).

The Minister for Planning, The Hon. Stephan Knoll MP, will be judging this session.

Please confirm your attendance for 8.30am – 3.30pm on 30th May 2019 by clicking registering now.


The Joinery
111 Franklin Street
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Registration: 8:30am

May 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am
May 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin Street

Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.