University students love to study Brisbane’s West End. Some even like to consult local people, but they seldom report back their findings or discuss their ideas in person. This semester a group of postgraduate and undergraduate students of Urban Planning and Design from The University of Queensland are closing the circle and presenting the findings and proposals of their three-month project to a small group of local residents. Ample time and opportunity will be provided to discuss relevance, practicality and implementation.
Following a highly productive Q&A session with members of Kurilpa Futures in August, this year, this enthusiastic group of students, under the leadership of Dr Sebastien Darchen, has been working for three months on proposals for improvement, conservation and development of the heart of West End on both sides of Boundary Street: from Browning and Mollison Streets south to Granville Street and Brighton Road, and from Sussex and O’Connell Streets west to Hardgrave and Bank Streets.
The schemes developed by the students move from inclusive values, through proposed activities, to present imaginative designs and layouts for open space, pedestrian movement, sensible parking, affordable and character housing, and creative industries. This is our opportunity to see how well the students have met the challenges we set them three month ago to combine character conservation and social inclusion with sensible additions of creative activities and new developments.
The meeting is designed to allow ample time for discussion of the practicalities of impacts and implementation. Admission is free but space is limited to 50 participants, so we are asking you to book your place early. Come and have your say on the future of the heart of West End.
Where: Kurilpa Hall, 174 Boundary Street, West End
When: Wednesday, 17th November, 6.30- 9.00 pm
RSVP by COB, 8th November: firstname.lastname@example.org. Capacity limited to 50 people