City Building Seminar - October 2019


What if we built the Gold Coast around places

Ethan Kent, Co-Director of PlaceMakingX and Senior Fellow of Project for Public Spaces, New York

The vision of PlaceMakingX is to make the spaces we live into places we love.

To create a thriving, equitable and sustainable world through the convergence of values, passion and action around our public spaces.

Ethan will present how various (sometimes unlikely) pieces fit together to create a great public destination and demonstrate how placemaking is a process, not an outcome.


Ethan Kent's Bio

Senior Vice President

Ethan Kent works to support Placemaking organisations, projects, and leadership around the world, to build a global placemaking movement to build systemic change towards place-led urbanization.

Over 20 years at Project for Public Spaces (PPS), Ethan has travelled to more than 900 cities and 60 countries to advance the cause of placemaking and public spaces.

Ethan has been integral to the development of placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development, environmentalism, transportation planning, governance, resilience, social equity design, digital space and innovation.

Having worked on over 200 PPS projects, Ethan has led a broad spectrum of placemaking efforts, providing comprehensive public engagement, user-analysis, planning and visioning for high profile public spaces on six continents.


Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019

Time: 12:30pm presentation

Venue: HOTA, Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Details: Car parking available onsite

RSVP: oca@goldcoast.qld.gov.au


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