Kylie Legge is a leading voice in the evolving profession of placemaking. She is an architecture graduate, planner, author, facilitator, curator, entrepreneur and a founding Director of Place Partners, a multidisciplinary placemaking consultancy based in Sydney, Australia.
Her interests lie in the relationship between people and their urban environments and how we can work better collaboratively to create the kinds of places people want to spend time in. Her commitment to understanding the trends and external factors influencing decision-making ensures that projects she works on are fit for the future.
Kylie is the author of the Urban Trends book series which includes two highly regarded titles, 'Doing it Differently' and 'Future City Solutions'. She is an internationally renowned speaker having presented at the World Green Building Congress, Venice Architecture Biennale, UN Habitat's 'Future of Places' and Green Cities and is a regular contributor to Monocle Magazine.
Creating resilient, sustainable and liveable places
With the swift evolution and global mainstreaming of placemaking it has occasionally been called the new environmentalism. Built on a foundation of early 21st century cultural shifts toward conscious consumerism, collaboration, localization, the sharing economy and social equity, placemaking captures the community's changing values regarding city making. As a process, and in its deliverables, placemaking aims to understand the shared environments of our cities across multiple fields; the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural. This presentation will share the evolution of placemaking and how it can contribute to the increasing sustainability of our cities.