Delegates at the 2018 National Planning Congress and 2017 WA State planning Conference were given the task of transforming or ‘pimping’ the suburbs using our interactive and customisable 1:200 scale design tool. A game which involved tripling the number of households on their site of 3 to 5 existing lots. Trees, gardens and communal spaces were all ‘up for grabs’ as teams of delegates vied for the prize of the best design response.
Laughter, seriousness and frustration were evident as teams of planners attempted to transform their piece if suburbia. What was important? Does planning knowledge help or hinder spatial innovation. Twenty teams of between 3 and 8 people used their collective energy to design a future suburban residential environment in a fun and interactive session.