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Design Excellence 2014 - Sydney's Cultural Jigsaw

Tomorrow night I am MC at City of Sydney’s Design Excellence forum on cultural precincts and how they can shape our city. There's a huge investment in cultural precincts worldwide and Sydney's cultural institutions are also planning on major capital development programs - to draw in new visitors and connect the spaces. What sort of planning approaches work (and what won't work) and can Sydney's institutions bring the love and work together? So many questions. So many questions. If you're in town - grab a ticket (it's free!): Here's who is speaking:

WELCOME Lord Mayor Clover Moore

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Adrian Ellis, Director, Global Cultural Districts Network

PRESENTERS Dr Michael Brand, Director, Art Gallery of NSW Rose Hiscock, Director, Powerhouse Museum Dr Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian and Chief Executive, State Library of NSW

DISCUSSION PANEL Bruce Baird AM, Chairman, Tourism and Transport Forum and Board Member, Sydney Theatre Company Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Malcolm Snow, Chief Executive, National Capital Authority Professor Peter Tregear, Head of the School of Music, Australian National University