_Presentations and Public Engagements
Phillip has presented in diverse cities such as Auckland, Berlin, Bangkok, Brisbane, Chiang-mai, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Taipei, and Townsville.
Phillip has a detailed understanding of the local and global forces of change and trends shaping towns, cities and their communities, as well as the foresight methods to help a place co-create the future it wants and be the best place it can be for the world/planet.
He has facilitated workshops for government policy makers, the urban development industry, and business and community leaders.
Phillip Daffara has given dynamic, thought provoking presentations in the following public forums:
“New Urbanism in Maroochy Shire”, First Australian & New Zealand New Urbanism Congress, RMIT University, Melbourne, 26-29 April 2001, Co-presenter with Peter Richards
“Global City Futures and the Civilisational Archetypes of the Ideal City”, UIA XXI World Congress of Architecture, Berlin, 25 July 2002 in the Forum: Urban Models in Dialogue
“Maroochy Communities Creating Vision Strategy”, International Cities & Town Centres Conference, Caloundra, 21 August 2002 in the forum: Best practice Community Consultation
“Futures of the City”, Conference of the Future – Griffith University, Faculty of Arts & Communications, Robina Town Centre, Gold Coast, 2-3 November 2002
“City/Urban Design – Vessel for the Human Spirit”, Creating a Spiritual Future – Ananda Mela, Stanthorpe, January 9, 2003
“City of all Ages”, Futures and Policy Making (Ageing) - Brisbane City Council Workshop, Brisbane, 18 March 2003
Panel Expert: Brisbane City Strategic Foresight workshop, 23 May 2004
“Mediating and resolving contradictions in the emerging futures of the City”, Brisbane City Council Futures course presentation, 6 October 2004
6th International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Conference, Australia, 1-3 June 2005:
Paper 1: “Maroochydore Civic Square – creating a new public place in the 21st century”
Paper 2: “Maroochy 2025 Community Visioning – a partnership towards a preferred future”
“Urban Design and Sustainability”, Social Sustainability Workshop, Pine Rivers Shire Council & Stockland Developments, Pathways, North Lakes, 21 July 2005
“Global City futures and global consciousness”, International Conference: Global Soul, Global Mind, Global Action: Futuring from Survival to Thrival; Tamsui Campus, Tamkang University, 5-7 November 2005
“Sippy Downs – creating a knowledge town”, 8th International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Conference, North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand, 26-29 June 2007.
“Rethinking Tomorrow’s Cities”, 8th International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Conference, North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand, 26-29 June 2007.
“Integral (holistic) city development”, Thailand Public Policy Development Office and APEC Centre for Technology Foresight, Forum on Forces of the Future: City Foresight and Challenges, Bangkok, 3 September, and at the…
1st International Conference and Workshop on City Foresight in Asia Pacific, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 5-7 September 2007.
“Best Practice Community Visioning – a case study”, 1st International Conference and Workshop on City Foresight in Asia Pacific, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 5-7 September 2007.
“Sense of Place”, Ecoland Launch, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast, 20th June 2008.
“Planning Futures”, Keynote presentation for the 2008 Queensland Young Planners Group Building your Career Conference, PIA, 11th July 2008.
“Caloundra 2030 Community Visioning Session”, Presentation and facilitation at the Living Smart Homes Launch, 12 February 200
“City Making Futures”, 10th International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Conference, Geelong, Australia, 27-30 October 2009.
“City Making Futures”, 3rd International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, Australia, 30 August - 1 September 2010.
“Qualities of Resilient Cities revealed from Macrohistory”, 4th International Urban Design Conference (Resilient Cities), Gold Coast, Australia, 22-23 September, 2011.
"Plenary Keynote Address: "Rethinking Human Habitation", 2012 SOLGM Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 9-11 September.
"Liveable Futures Toolbox - an integral place-making approach" workshop, 2012 SOLGM Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 9-11 September.