Town Team Movement volunteers

COVID-19 has created a very unique moment in time, one that has brought uncertainty, societal challenges and a breakdown of the old ‘normal’. Town Team Movement considered this to be a ripe time to discuss our societal priorities and opportunities to reshape how we plan our future.

Chelsea White and Lea Hiltenkamp, of Glen McLeod Legal, had the opportunity to attend Town Team Movement’s SHIFT Digi Conference at which a range of speakers explored how local communities, organisations and governments take this opportunity to do things better.

Session highlights included: a panel discussion around how clever town planning and the activation of public places can help to minimise the disruptive impacts of public works, as well as a discussion around how local communities can work together with developers and local government to create vibrant neighbourhoods.