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Rating Place, current practice, why it is important and current limitations.

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


We know that places that successfully managed to create an emotional connection between ourselves, the community and the places we experience have great potential to positively influence ou mental and physical wellbeing, However, how do we know we have achieved this emotional connection between people and place? –  how we choose to evaluate will give us vastly different responses. 

Come to this event to hear from placemaking experts speak about the current practice to assess the success of a place, the limitations faced by the industry and why it is an important practice. The night will feature a keynote speaker Tiffany Tang, who will share with us her story with iDiscover HongKong, then, the panel will share their insights. This engaging discussion will shed light into the challenges faced by professionals while also providing some ideas on how to move forward.

MC for the night is Cristina Garduño Freeman, one of the leading academics behind the Rating Place Project. 

Panellists include:

  • Tiffany Tang, (iDiscover)
  • Helaine Stanley (226 Strategic)
  • Jessica Christiansen-Franks (Neighbourlytics)
  • Gilbert Rochecouste (Village Well)
  • Joanne Taylor (Place Leaders Asia Pacific)

To register please access this Eventbrite Link.

The venue for the night will be the Main Stage of The Living Pavilion festival, a temporary placemaking project co-produced by  Thrive Research Hub (Melbourne School of Design), Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) of the National Environmental Science Program and The New Student Precinct. There are more than 60 events of various topics occurring as part of this festival. If you would like to know more, please make sure to visit the TLP website or take a look at all their events through TLP-Eventbrite.

This event is brought to you by Thrive Research Hub, ACAHUCH, Place Leaders Asia Pacific, and Place Agency as part of Place Week and The Living Pavilion. This event is aligned with a current project we are working on entitled Rating Place, a transformative part of the process. To find out more, read the results of the three workshops this project conducted in late 2018 available here.




Thrive Research Hub, ACAHUCH, Place Leaders Asia Pacific, and Place Agency.