18 Nov 2017

Last month, 17 Urbis representatives from around the country travelled to Cairns for the 40th annual Property Congress.

Bringing together the industry’s emerging and established leaders, the annual event addressed the big issues driving property development and investment in Australia and globally.

This year, key themes included accelerating innovation culture, Australia’s future political and economic landscape, creating cities of opportunity, the ideas shaking up the residential and retail sectors, and how social enterprise can be embedded into our built environment to create a better world.

In one of the world’s most multicultural nations, is it even possible to create cities that include everyone? What will these cities look like and how will they thrive?

Urbis Director Princess Ventura explains, “the best cities are authentic, inclusive and flexible places that are not just for the affluent. A great city is about more than making a buck.” Princess joined Kevin George, Jessica Christiansen-Franks and Alexander Jan on the ‘Cities for Everyone’ panel to debate this and more.

Ashleigh Ryan, Urbis Senior Consultant and Chair of the NSW Future Directions Committee, led the national Future Directions Committee meeting at this year’s Congress. They discussed priorities for the next 12 months and the biggest issues currently facing the property industry in NSW.

Ashleigh spoke with the Property Council following the Congress to discuss the Committee’s plans and more. Read the full article here.

Sydney is undergoing a great deal of change: a transforming cityscape, significant infrastructure development and increased foreshore connectivity. Watch as Princess tells the Property Council what excites her about the future of the property industry. 

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