Join us On the couch with James Tuma. As a strategist and futurist, James will share his insights on ‘The New Brisbane’. He will speak about the future of Brisbane and what to expect as we move into the transformation and growth stages.
James will also share his observations, thoughts, and knowledge about:
- Predictions and trends in 2021
- Industries that are making a comeback
- Snapshot of key Australian cities, their recovery journey, and the impact they will have on Brisbane
This session will be followed by a short Q&A with James and a networking opportunity.
This is the second of our monthly On the Couch with series. We look forward to welcoming you to the Brisbane Business Hub!
About James Tuma, Group Director, Urbis
James is an accomplished strategist, urban thinker, and advocate for sustainable cities. His background in design combined with his ability to develop strategies for change, and to prioritise those quickly, enables them to come to life with pace and passion.
Working internationally with both Government and the private sector for over 20 years, James has advised on the creation of new towns and communities, global innovation hubs, strategic infrastructure, major events, tourism precincts, and significant higher education campuses. All of his projects are met with a unique perspective and combination of a creative mind coupled with data-driven decision making.
He is qualified in urban design, built environments, and landscape architecture – disciplines he draws on while coordinating projects, master planning and structure planning, as well as advising on design codes, public realm strategies, and public space implementation. Since joining Urbis in 2005, he has worked on significant national and international integrated developments and master planning projects in Australia and Europe – from planning new communities and townships to designing town centres and public spaces.
James focuses on imaginative solutions for sites that kindle community passions. He has made outstanding contributions in leading the Brisbane City Centre Master Plan 2014 and master planning for the city’s Queen’s Wharf redevelopment. He also contributes to improving our cities in his role as Adjunct Professor of Design at the Queensland University of Technology.
Getting to the Brisbane Business Hub:
The Brisbane Business Hub is located at Level 2, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane. The Hub is very accessible via public transport and parking is conveniently located at King George Square with Brisbane City Council offering a special evening price of $5 if you enter after 4:30pm and depart before midnight. More information can be found here.