David leads the urban design team at HASSELL, with experience leading a range of city-shaping master planning and urban design projects in Australia, Asia and North America. Key projects include the Newcastle City Centre regeneration strategy, master plans for Summer Hill Flour Mill and Darwin Waterfront City, and a two-million tree urban forest proposal in the heart of Shanghai. Most recently, David has been working on social and ecological resilience strategies for San Francisco Bay as part of the Resilience by Design challenge.

David is committed to unlocking the full social, economic and design potential of the city – working alongside clients and communities to deliver inspiring, meaningful and engaging places.

David established and leads Urban Futures, HASSELL’s program of urban research, design speculation and discourse.  Receiving extensive local and international media coverage, Urban Futures has produced the Little House (a pop-up space for kids to talk about the future of the city), a 6-city interactive exhibition on high-density housing, and SuperDensity, a multi-dimensional neighbourhood system for Hong Kong.

Speaking at the Following:

Jun 5

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Future of Urban Living – Micro/Macro? Rent/Own? “Co” or No?

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Bowen Room, Level 7, Conrad Hong Kong

Rising home prices and the birth of the sharing economy are changing the way we design and use urban homes in fundamental ways.