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1st - 3rd September 2014

Adelaide South Australia

Keynotes 2014

Confirmed Keynotes

Mr Ludo Campbell-Reid, Design Champion, Manager Environmental Strategy & Policy, Auckland Council, New Zealand

Ludo Campbell-ReidAuckland Council is the largest Unitary Authority in Australasia with assets of over $32B and an operating budget of over $3B.

Ludo Campbell-Reid is Auckland Council’s first ever Design Champion and Manager of the Environmental Strategy & Policy Department (Auckland Council’s Centre of Environmental Excellence). He has over 20 years senior public and private sector experience on high profile, contentious and complex city transformation projects in South Africa, UK and NZ. 

As Design Champion he is accountable for ensuring design excellence in council’s plans and projects working with the private sector to achieve exemplary urban design outcomes and promoting a design-led city agenda at all levels with the council and community.

In 2009 he commissioned Gehl Architects to undertake a first ever Auckland Public Life Survey and in 2012 Ludo oversaw the development of a City Centre Masterplan (CCMP). The plan won the prestigious NZIA Supreme Urban Design Award and has since received significant 10 year funding from council to deliver it. Ludo has been leading its implementation. 

Internationally recognised as an urban design and urban planning specialist, Ludo has previously worked on the transformation of the now world-famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town’s dockland area and was also involved in Cape Town’s bid to host the 2004 Olympic Games.  As Senior Urban Designer at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets he worked on the ongoing regeneration of Canary Wharf, London’s second financial district. 

Mr Robert Caulfield, Architect, Caulfield Krivanek Architects Pty Ltd, VIC

Robert CaulfieldRobert Caulfield is an internationally renowned and award winning architect, entrepreneur and business man, his companies having designed significant buildings throughout Australia, the Middle East, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Iran, Azerbaijan and the United States. He was the founder and for 31 years, the managing director of Archicentre, Australia's largest building advisory group with offices in every state and territory. He appears frequently on T.V., radio and in the print media discussing all aspects of buying, developing and renovating buildings. He is a past national president of the Australian Institute of Architects, president of Kidsafe Victoria, past commodore of Albert Sailing Club and director of several companies, sporting bodies and not for profit organizations.

His architectural companies commenced as Caulfield and Krivanek Pty. Ltd., CK Designworks, CK Designworks International and most recently Caulfield Krivanek Architects Pty. Ltd.

Robert is also a successful business entrepreneur and company director with extensive local and international experience. Under his direction, Archicentre achieved the remarkable result of 30 consecutive years of profits and dividends and provided advice to over 500,000 Australian clients. He established and managed profitable international offices for Archicentre in Kuala Lumpur and for CK Designworks in Dubai and Shanghai.

During his career, Robert has won many awards, including the prestigious Victorian Architecture Medal, numerous architecture awards, Federal Government Centenary Award and awards from Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Association, Consumer Affairs, Yachting Victoria and The Urban Development Institute of Australia.

Professor Rachel Davey, Professor of Health Research, University of Canberra

Rachel DaveyRachel has focused much of her research on the development of ecological models that emphasize multiple levels of influence on health behaviours. She has designed and led large-scale community interventions that have resulted in sustained behaviour change and improved health. Her research takes an integrated urban ecosystem approach to evaluating the influences of the built, natural and social environments on health behaviours, health and health outcomes. Rachel currently collaborates with an international team of researchers in the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) study that aims to pool data from over 14000 participants across the globe to better our understanding of environmental correlates of physical activity and obesity. Empirical findings from this trans-national research on these complex interactions will help inform policy and practice for future urban design.

Mr Ben Hewett, South Australian Government Architect and Executive Director of the Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA)

Ben HewettBen Hewett is the South Australian Government Architect and Executive Director of the Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA). In his role Ben provides strategic advice to government for major projects, programs and policy. Ben advocates for the value of design by working across state and local government and with industry and academia. He leads South Australia’s Design Review Program, chairing a number of precinct and project specific panels.

Ben was the Executive Director of the Integrated Design Commission SA 2010-2012. During this period Ben was also Director of “5000+: an Integrated Design Strategy for inner Adelaide”. 5000+ was a collaborative national pilot project involving the three tiers of government working on the creation of a design-based vision for Adelaide.
Prior to his roles in South Australia, Ben was a Senior Lecturer with the University of Technology Sydney School of Architecture; a Director of Offshore Studio; a Design Director with Crone Partners Architecture Studios; and a Design Architect with the NSW Government Architect’s Office.

Professor Graeme Hugo, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, University of Adelaide, SA

Graeme HugoGraeme Hugo is ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Professor of the Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population and Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide.  His research interests are in population issues in Australia and South East Asia, especially migration. He is the author of over three hundred books, articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books, as well as a large number of conference papers and reports.  In 2002 he secured an ARC Federation Fellowship over five years for his research project, "The new paradigm of international migration to and from Australia: dimensions, causes and implications".  His recent research has focused on migration and development, environment and migration and migration policy. In 2009 he was awarded an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship over five years for his research project “Circular migration in Asia, the Pacific and Australia: Empirical, theoretical and policy dimensions”. He is chair of the Demographic Change and Liveability Panel of the Ministry of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and was appointed to National Housing Supply Council in 2011.  In 2012 he was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to population research, particularly the study of international migration, population geography and mobility, and through leadership roles with national and international organisations.

Dr Christine Satchell, Senior Research Fellow, Urban Informatics Research Lab, Queensland University of Technology, QLD

Christine SatchellDr Christine Satchell is a Senior Research Fellow with the Urban Informatics Research Lab at Queensland University of Technology where she is an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow.  She leads the Human Computer Interaction After Dark Project designing mobile technology to enhance personal safety at night.

Her research is dedicated to understanding the social and cultural nuances of everyday user behavior in order to inform the design of new technology. Integral to this is her development of innovative methodological approaches that embed Cultural Theory within HCI (CHI 2008). She has published over 70 peer reviewed book chapters, journals articles and conference papers, and co-edited the book “From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen, Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement”.

As an internationally recognized researcher in the field of Human Computer Interaction she has strong links to the international design community.  Her roles have included Associate Chair for CHI (2014 Paris & 2012 Texas); Technical Program Chair for Horizon CSCW (2011 China); and Technical Program Chair for OzCHI (2008 Cairns).

Dr Satchell is a commentator on human engagement with new technology and she appears regularly on mainstream media platforms. Her research has been covered by New Scientist, Wired Magazine, and over 60 Internet blogs such as Gizmodo.

She is the inventor of the Swarm mobile social networking patent which is a System and Method for Communicating (US10580800).

Mr Malcolm Snow, Chief Executive, National Capital Authority, ACT

Malcolm SnowOn 13 January 2014, Malcolm Snow commenced his five year term as the Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority (NCA).

Malcolm joins the NCA following a diverse career working with and being a member of statutory and commercial boards and has extensive senior executive experience. This includes a decade as Head of Urban Design with the City of Melbourne, as a Director of international consulting firm Urbis and as CEO of South Bank Corporation in Brisbane.

Malcolm is one of Australia’s leading place makers and managers. He was the inaugural Chairman of the Place Leaders Association and is acknowledged for the breadth of his place design and development experience and his advocacy for creating better cities.  With qualifications in urban planning and landscape architecture and a career spanning nearly four decades, he has led major city revitalisation programs throughout Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom both as an urban planning consultant and advisor to all spheres of government.

Dr Marcus Spiller, Economist and Planner, SGS Economics & Planning, VIC

Marcus SpillerDr Marcus Spiller is a Principal, Partner and Director of SGS Economics & Planning Pty Ltd. His consulting experience spans land economics, regional development, housing policy, infrastructure funding and policy co-ordination systems. He has taken up secondments as lecturer in urban economics at Melbourne University, adviser to the Minister for Planning and Housing in Victoria and senior executive in the Queensland Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning. He is an Adjunct Professor in Urban Management at the University of Canberra, a former member of the National Housing Supply Council and a former National President of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Ms Caroline Stalker, Director, Architectus, Adjunct Professor, School of Design, Creative Industries, QUT

Caroline StalkerCaroline has spent her more than 25 years in practice focussing on enhancing people's life experiences by designing inspiring, supportive, and sustainable places and cities.  An architect with a passion for urban design, Caroline’s professional background encompasses major project work throughout Queensland and the UK across urban design and architectural projects, including public spaces, housing, mixed use buildings and master planning of centres, universities, public institutions and sustainable new communities.

She has a strong commitment to delivering design excellence, and her work been awarded by both the Planning Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects.   She is known as an effective collaborator and advocate, and is a member of the Queensland Board for Urban Places and a past president of the Urban Design Alliance of Queensland. She has also served as juror across urban design, architecture and landscape architecture awards and on advisory panels to local government.