The City of Sydney’s new ‘Design Excellence’ initiative brings professionals, leading international and local experts together to discuss and showcase design, built form and urban planning in Sydney.

Topics aim to inspire bold thinking and vision, covering local and international legacy projects, and the challenges facing local design excellence.

Last month the think tank series addressed the issue of cultural precinct planning by exploring how we can use the current local surge in cultural precinct development to re-energise our city, improve visitor experiences and better connect our cultural assets.

The keynote speaker, arts and culture thought leader Adrian Ellis, thoughts and experiences developing cultural precincts around the world can be heard via podcast http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au