PUBLIC SPACES

Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in place activation and tourism, Tony illustrates key factors for the creation of high quality public spaces. His planning process aims at integrating all stakeholders and focusses on activation ideas with the goal to deliver places and spaces that work for everyone. Tony’s talk is underpinned by plenty of examples and concrete measures.

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TONY O’BRIEN

Tony was Senior Consultant at Sydney-based “The People for Places and Spaces”, a consulting firm which was dedicated to achieving human-centered public spaces for cities, town centers, parks and streets. His work includes strategic urban visioning projects for the City of Melbourne, Sydney Airport, parks and town centers across Australia. In his approach, he focusses on understanding how people experience places and how to better design and program in order to deliver on the needs of all users.