Transforming Everyday Public Spaces into Thriving Third Places Past Event
How will design transform and shape life in the future development of community facilities?
Designers are rapidly reimagining our built and social environment. From speculative structures to breakthrough approaches this theme explores new wave design-thinking in the context of our community and sporting infrastructure.
From the platform of Third Place thinking, our mix of creative professionals will share, build, then intersect their perspectives for how we might transform our community places and spaces.
Each presenting speaker will unpack their interpretation of the impact of design in shaping our social infrastructure of the future. Participants will be encouraged to transform their own community ideologies, as they imagine within the fields of our presenters’ perspectives.
→ Simon Madden – Sports and Business Leader
→ Tiffany Cherry – Sports Media Commentator & Active Board member with SEA – Sports Environment Alliance
→ Dion Gosling – Sports Architect & Director, 106 Architects
→ James Mant – Urban Planner & 20-minute Neighbourhood Lead, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
→ Martin Sheppard – Strategic Thinker & Founder of the National Sports Convention
→ Nikki Langman – International Speaker & Emotional Intelligence Specialist
Join us at the Moonee Valley Racing Club – a sports & community venue which is currently reimagining their design & purpose – as we discuss the future transformation of community spaces with Third Place thinking and ‘Design the world YOU want’.
This event has been supported by Parks & Leisure Australia – VIC/TAS chapter.
Simon has a unique outlook on what it takes to be successful.
With an initial career in education he still managed to fit in 19 years of Australian Rules Football at the highest level after making his debut at just 16 years of age. Achieving many highlights in his career, he is acknowledged as one of greats of the game.
After Simon’s football career he moved into the business world and is now a Business Coach consulting into organisations about ‘Sustainable High Performance.”
Tiffany is one of Australia’s leading sports presenters and producers, with a media career spanning over 25 years and three continents across television, film, radio, print and digital media.
An Active Board member with SEA – Sports Environment Alliance and inaugural Chair, Richmond Football Club’s environmental action committee, Tiffany is also a former member of Richmond’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan committee and Essendon Football Club’s Gender Diversity Committee.
Dion is a leading architect for sports, community and recreation facilities.
As a former NZ Hockey Black Stick, Olympian, and New Zealand Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Dion has an innate knowledge of sports and community projects.
The idea that the high performance, informal, and grass-roots communities can co-exist in a new Third Place, is central to Dion’s thinking.
Martin has been in the sport and recreation industry for 35 years, both in the UK and Australia.
Managing facilities, parks and open space, museums and leisure services have provided him with insights into planning and facilities that are practical and realistic.
Martin is also the founder of the National Sports Convention.
James is a passionate urban planner with 20 years’ experience. He leads the development and implementation of the award-winning 20-minute neighbourhood policy for the Victorian Government.
This is seen as leading practice and now being adopted by other cities and countries around the world, modelled on the work in Melbourne.
James advocates for walkable compact places, great design, place-based planning and community partnerships.
Nikki is a Speaker, Author, and Emotional Intelligence Expert.
Nikki leads organisational emotional intelligence and leadership programs and speaks at events and conferences globally on the topics of self-mastery, emotional intelligence, and nonverbal communication.
She is also a competitive endurance runner and author of the book: How to be a BADASS: Navigating Your Road to Self-Mastery.
106 Architects design sporting, community, and living spaces that unite cultures and people from across the globe.
Creating Third Places for people.
That place where we converge, where we provide supportive, sustainable, and safe environments for our families and friends.