Australian Award for Sustained Contribution to Urban Design

July 17, 2014

urbanvoicesThe Planning Institute of Australia has just announced the winners of this year’s Australia Awards for Urban Design. We are delighted to announce that Bruce Echberg, our founding Director, with Bill Chandler and John Byrne, were awarded a new award for Sustained Contribution to Urban Design, for the book ‘Urban Voices – celebrating urban design in Australia.’

PIA President Dyan Currie said it was fitting that the new award went to a book that recognises twenty five years of the Urban Design Forum, one of the AAUD’s host organisations.

Founding Director - Bruce Echberg

Founding Director – Bruce Echberg

“These three gentlemen are legends of the planning and urban design professions, and their work on Urban Voices is a testament to their life-long commitment to promoting the importance of good urban design,” Ms Currie said of UI Director Bruce Echberg, Bill Chandler and John Byrne.


“The book is a gift to the current and future ranks of urban designers and planners, who will be able to look back at Australia’s fascinating history of urban design and learn from the things we’ve done well, and those we’re not done so well.”


Staff members Leila Griffiths and Jason Isaks also assisted with the production of the book.

Copies are available from the Urban Design Forum.


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