Tuesdays, 8 – 29 September, 2020 • Creating Great Places ➤ The Design Series : QUT Design Lab x Urban Play

A QUT Design Lab & Urban Play collaboration

Imagining and designing urban environments where all people thrive is an extraordinary task. For a space to inspire, excite and positively transform people’s lives, it needs to be designed based on theory and research. This free four-part webinar design series will delve into research, case studies and critical theories to provide you with the tools to create spaces that are inclusive, sustainable and salutogenic, that is, health-promoting.

Based on their newly released book “Creating Great Places: Evidence-based Urban Design for Health and Wellbeing” (you can purchase the book here), Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Debra Cushing and Professor of Design Psychology Evonne Miller, led a conversation about the value and processes of engaging deeply with design theory. In collaboration with Tobias Volbert from Urban Play, Deb and Evonne walked through a different priority each week:

  • Week 1 – The Challenge of Creating Great Places.

  • Week 2 – Theory-Storming Innovative Child-friendly Design.

  • Week 3 – Theory-Storming Innovative Age-friendly and inclusive design.

  • Week 4 – Theory-Storming Innovative Sustainable Design.



Start Date: 08/09/2020 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
End Date: 29/09/2020
Organiser: QUT Design Lab & Urban Play

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