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The value of land, planning controls and the assessment of development

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Dr Michael Llewellyn-Smith will discuss the value of land and planning controls which impact on its development potential; the distinct but complementary processes of strategic planning and development assessment; the National Framework for Local Plans in England and a comparison with South Australia; good design principles; the role of elected officials; “getting it right”; and the nature of planning – then he will draw some conclusions.

Dr Michael Llewellyn-Smith, AM, KStJ, JP read Architecture at the University of Cambridge and worked as a private sector architect in London and Melbourne before teaching architecture at Sydney University. After working as a consultant on the City of Sydney Strategic Plan 1971 he became the Chief Planning Officer and subsequently the Deputy City Planner of Sydney. In 1974 Michael was appointed as the City Planner of Adelaide and from 1977 until 1981 he was also a Commissioner of the City of Adelaide Planning Commission. He then served as the Town Clerk/Chief Executive Officer of the City of Adelaide from 1982 until 1994 when he became the Managing Director of Llewellyns International an urban management consulting company. He worked in Poland, Sri Lanka and South Africa and throughout Australia, particularly for the City of Prospect. In November 2010 Michael was elected as an Area Councillor of the City of Adelaide for a four year term. He was a member of the joint City/State Capital City Committee and the Chair of Council’s City Planning and Development Committee. He served as the Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide 2013 – 14. Dr Llewellyn-Smith is a Life Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Architects and the Planning Institute Australia and is a Life Member of Local Government Managers Australia. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of the Built Environment, The University of Adelaide until October 2014 when he left Adelaide and became a Visiting Scholar at the Martin Centre for Urban Studies and at Pembroke College.

This talk is part of the Land Economy Departmental Seminar Series series.

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