National Traffic & Transport Conference Abstracts 2021
Valuing liveability: Movement and Place in Queensland
Dr David Farndon
Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD
This presentation was delivered at the 2021 Online Conference Series and until October 2022 is only available to registered delegates and Content Access Pass holders via Interchange. For information on accessing this and other presentations please review the Content Access Pass options.
There is an increasing awareness in transport agencies across Australia that our streets and transport corridors provide both the conduit for the movement of goods and people alongside being places that are essential for everyday living. Balancing these two functions is important for creating attractive and healthy places, with productive economies and liveable neighbourhoods that are not isolated or severed from the services that enable them to flourish.
In Queensland, the need to balance both of these functions is of growing importance with our population expected to grow by over 2 million residents by 2041, increasing residential densities and the potential demand for transport and public space on our streets. Within the context of the COVID pandemic, placemaking has also become even more important as people are currently choosing to work from or closer to home, encouraging the adoption of a more local lifestyle.
Recognising the challenges and opportunities that this presents, TMR are developing a Movement and Place Framework to improve placemaking within the context of the transport network. This presentation will provide the principles that will underpin Queensland's Movement and Place approach, exploring the social, economic and environmental functions of our transport network and how we can plan for a more sustainable and liveable Queensland.
Dr David Farndon | TMR
David Farndon is A / Manager within the Transport Policy Branch at the Department of Transport and Main Roads. David has wide ranging experience in government and academia within the field of urban and transport planning and policy, and has worked on a range of high-profile projects in the UK, including Crossrail, the regeneration of King's Cross Station and London's 'Boris Bikes' scheme.
With a passion for creating liveable places, David is currently project managing the Movement and Place Framework within TMR to ensure that placemaking is integrated with the planning, design and operation of our transport network.
David has a PhD in Planning Studies from the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL (UK), specialising in 'legacy' planning for Olympic Games.
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