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Course evaluation summary waverley

  1. 1. COURSE FEEDBACK▸ Module: Introduction to Urban Design + Placemaking (two day)▸ Client: Waverley Council▸ Location: Waverley Council▸ Date: 21-22 November 2012▸ Participants:11▸ Feedback participation: 9/11 (81%)▸ Facilitator: Andrew Hammonds▸ www.placefocus.com Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  2. 2. BROAD PARTICIPANT BACKGROUND▸ Planning – development assessment & strategic▸ Urban design▸ Engineering▸ Open space planning▸ Place management▸ Environmental science▸ Landscape design Oxford St, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  3. 3. YOU RATED US 8/10▸ The average score for the quality of the program was 8 out of 10.▸ The average score for the quality of the presenter was 8 out of 10. Place Presentations - Waverley Council, Sydney
  4. 4. YOUR EVALUATION - RELEVANT▸ 89% of participants said the course met or exceeded their expectations▸ 67% of participants said the course content was good to excellent▸ 33% said course content was excellent▸ 100% of participants found the course relevant to their job▸ 89% of participants would recommend the course to others Place Audit – Waverley City Council, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  5. 5. WHAT YOU SAID...▸ “Information on urban design and placemaking is useful to my role as a DA officer”.▸ “Interesting and engaging course.”▸ “Good overview course”▸ “Thanks for the course - I found it a very useful exercise.”▸ “Good engagement with everyone – interactive”▸ “Great information”▸ “Very interesting and interactive forum, great mix of learning tools and practical examples - definitely not dull”. Place Proposal - Waverley Council, Sydney
  6. 6. WHAT YOU SAID:▸ “Great Facilitator”▸ “Moved through topics with enough detail at a pace that prevented boredom setting in - over two days that is an achievement”.▸ “Has made me rethink and question current approaches to some projects and involvement of different staff”.▸ “Great integration of the various activities, Council tends to do in silos.”▸ “Was great to get professional input from various different disciplines across council.”▸ “Good technology use with visuals and multimedia”.▸ “I would recommend the course to people who do not have a planning/urban design background - more cross fertilisation”. Place Proposal - Waverley Council, Sydney
  7. 7. FEEDBACK GIVEN DURING THE COURSE▸ What worked? ▸ Mix of learning styles ▸ Walking tour/movies ▸ Sitting with people from other council areas ▸ Postcard ▸ Briefcase ▸ Practical examples ▸ Photos of places ▸ Interactive ▸ manual▸ What didn’t work? ▸ Using old overseas examples ▸ Information on place audits ▸ Briefing on audit ▸ New town examples not relevant ▸ Minimal representation ▸ More on placemaking ▸ Confusion on place making versus place Llandaff St, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW, AUS management
  8. 8. FEEDBACK DURING THE COURSE CON’T▸ What if? ▸ Council commit to funding ▸ Putting it into practice ▸ Outcome from the course ▸ More familiar with local situation ▸ Good coffee ▸ Councillors and mix▸ Gut Feel? ▸ Powerless (know more) ▸ Powerful – determined ▸ Inspired – right tenus ▸ Collaboration ▸ Scraping the top/overview - need critical analysis ▸ Create confusion – a lot of everything ▸ Internal communication is lacking Bronte Beach, Bronte, Sydney, NSW, AUS ▸ DA – Place Enablers
  9. 9. WHAT YOU SAID: IMPROVEMENTS ▸ “Not tailored enough to our urban setting” ▸ “More familiarity about area you are presenting in.” ▸ “Material could have been more structured from the beginning.” ▸ “Too much information too soon. Would have been better to focus on some points.” ▸ “Information seemed to scrap surface - not enough critical analysis too many USA examples.” Waverley Park, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  10. 10. WORKSHOP IDEAS
  11. 11. 6 WORKSHOP IDEASExtra tools in the briefcase, somethingmore to think about . . . ▸ Strategic plans ▸ Place management ▸ Clarity on language ▸ Champions across silos ▸ Data, facts and trends relevant to Waverley ▸ Local examples, best practice ▸ More detail ▸ Mentor ▸ Place making and place management ▸ Feedback loop ▸ Bring back counters/ survey’s Oxford St, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW, AUS
  12. 12. OUR DETAILS▸ Placefocus: training and information on urban design and placemaking▸ “We are passionate about creating places for people”▸ www.placefocus.com▸ Andrew Hammonds (0407466615)▸ andrew@placefocus.com▸ Follow us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram (Placefocus)▸ Connect on Linkedin or watch our PPTs on Slideshare Waverley St, Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW, AUS

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