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May 2016

Sharing infrastructure
developments from
across Victoria

David Lock Associates CEO, David Klingberg, recently shared his insights and experience on Smart Cities at the 7th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference. The conference is the largest construction and infrastructure conference in the State and attracts government and industry members, giving them an insight into the developments and projects taking place in Victoria.

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planning, smart cities, visioning

March 2016

'Active Design'
making a difference

Our team and some of our clients were lucky enough to receive a visit from our UK counterpart Keith Brown last week.

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active design

September 2015

Delivery of sustainable cities
- from global to local

David Lock Associates CEO, David Klingberg, recently presented at the PIA State Conference in New South Wales. David focused on the delivery of great cities and places through an understanding of development in South East Asia.

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August 2015

Maximising the Potential
of Transport Infrastructure

How do we maximise the potential of transport infrastructure and create cities that are well connected?

David Klingberg discussed the benefits of tranforming cities through integrated land use and transport planning when he recently presented at the 5th Annual Modern Railways Conference in South East Asia.

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integrated land use planning, integrated transport planning, urban regeneration, healthy cities, town planning, town planning melbourne

March 2015

Smart Cities –
Delivering sustainable urbanism

The growth of the development of smart cities is a recent popular discourse driven by changes in technology. How planners and designers utilise smart technology to engage in city development will change quickly in the future through the use of this technology.

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February 2015

Great Places -
Planning on the big screen

As part of the lead-up to the National Congress in Melbourne, PIA has organised a series of think-tank sessions to promote Great Places which David Lock Associates is proud to be sponsoring.

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David Klingberg presents at
UN Congress in New York

The future of cities depends not only on what we do but how we do it. David Lock Associates CEO David Klingberg presented at a UN Conference in New York today on 'The Future of Cities: An Integrated Approach to Urban Challenges'.  

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November 2014

Going for Gold
in Singapore

Building cities for enhanced competitiveness and sustainability, increased density and stresses on infrastructure, and sustainable urban mobility were some of the key topics addressed at the 7th Annual City Development Conference in Singapore.

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integrated land use planning, integrated transport planning, bus rapid transit

August 2014

Integrating rail with planning
– Modern Railways conference

Did you know that Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne people spend more time in their cars than in any city in the USA? We have to act now to ensure urban rail is integrated with planning.

This was the message from Brain Nye, CEO Australasian Railway Association at the 4th Annual Modern Railways Conference at the Leguna Resort in Bali (pictured).

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integrated transport planning, modern railways conference

Opening address – 4th Annual
Modern Railways conference

Opening address to the 4th Annual Modern Railways conference by Conference Chairman, Howard Rosen  

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integrated transport planning, modern railways conference

July 2014

Accessibility – spreading the word

Spreading the message about the accessibility needs of developing cities is a priority for David Lock Associates and CEO David Klingberg addressed the 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference on the subject last week.

During a packed program in Kingscliff, New South Wales, David outlined the growth of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Jakarta, Cebu and Manila and how this is leading the way in the application of cutting edge design and technology. He also spoke about how a relatively low cost mass transit solution can improve both the levels and quality of access to support growth.

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healthy cities, liveability, bus rapid transit

May 2014


Senior Urban Designer Jessica Christiansen recently represented David Lock Associates at the Regional Conference and workshop on ‘Enabling GREEEN Cities: a Sustainable Urban Future for Southeast Asia’ in Manila hosted by the Asian Development Bank.

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urban design, manila, social, urban planning

March 2014

Accessibility in developing cities
– PIA National Congress

David Lock Associates CEO David Klingberg spoke about meeting the accessibility needs of developing cities at the Planning Institute of Australia National Congress in Sydney today.

Presenting on projects delivered in conjunction with David Lock Associates’ sister company in the UK, ITP, David focused on the importance of integrated land use transport planning and the features and benefits of Transit Oriented Development.

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November 2013

Employment-Led Design with Lawrence Revill

David Lock Associates UK Managing Director, Lawrence Revill, was recently in the country to help our Australian offices celebrate 15 years.

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planning, visioning

October 2013

David Lock Associates Attends
Super Trade Mission in China


In October 2013, David Lock Associates CEO, David Klingberg, represented David Lock Associates as part of 400 delegates at a Super Trade Mission in China. His focus was the Sustainable Urban Design ‘stream’ of the mission.

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