This ISCCC Forum titled ‘BETTER RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT – Building & Landscape Design For Climatic & Social Resilience’ will be held at 7pm on 28 May 2024 at the Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley Street, Griffith.

We will hear about efforts to deal with ‘urban intensification’ in Sydney while seeking to restore community trust in planning and achieve better places responding to climate change and technological advances.

We will then have a discussion led by three very experienced architectural, landscape and town planning professionals with examples of past, recent and proposed Canberra projects, and a Q&A session chaired by ISCCC Chair Colin Walters.


Michael Neustein BArch MCom Life Fellow RAIA HonFAIUS RPIA (Fellow) Director, City Planning Works Chairman, Australian Institute of Urban Studies (NSW Division)

Michael worked with prominent lawyer/planner John Mant on a new planning and development control Act for NSW – the Better Places Act.

Eric Martin AM Master(Built Environment) BArch(Hons) Life Fellow RAIA Managing Director, Eric Martin & Associates Architects

Eric took up the position of Canberra Manager and Director of Cox Group (architects) in 1981 before establishing his own practice in 1998, offering particular expertise in architectural conservation, heritage and disability access.

Mervyn Dorrough BLandArch Retired Director, Redbox Design Group

Mervyn worked with Harry Howard in Sydney on the design of the National Gallery Sculpture Garden before moving to Canberra in 1980 for landscaping the New Parliament House. He has been involved in many other significant projects including at New Acton and Kingston Foreshores.

Richard Johnston BArch(Hons) DipT&CPlan DipEnvironStud Life Fellow PIA

Richard is a retired architect and planner, having joined NCDC in 1980 and retiring as Senior Executive ACTPA in 2006. He has become a prolific planning commentator and community advocate. He is currently President of the Kingston & Barton Residents Group Inc. and Committee Member of ISCCC. He was the principal author of ISCCC’s ‘Inner South Canberra District Planning Strategy 2021’.

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