Place SA - Place in Urban Space


Have you ever wondered what’s involved in creating healthy urban spaces? Would you like learn how to play a part in creating them? Come and join us explore the health, wellbeing and green city links of places.

Savour the selection of Ghost Wines and enjoy the catering of the Foodprint Experience while catching up with old colleagues, making new contacts and being entertained and informed by our speakers.

Di Salvi will start off the evening with an outline of The Joinery and the Adelaide Sustainability Centre, its history and uses. Dr Helen Barrie will then provide a foundation on the health and wellbeing of urban spaces, and Ken Long will share a presentation on biophilic design.

Later in the evening Di, Helen and Ken will be joined by Jane Marr in a panel discussion facilitated by Place SA Chair, Kerrie Verbart, to further explore health, wellbeing and the greening of the city.

Don't miss out, secure your ticket now!


A bit about us - Place SA.

Place SA’s purpose is to inspire ongoing discussion, debate, and activities that explore and share what makes a great place so that we continue to create better places for people.

Behind Place SA is a group of passionate people working across different facets of place ranging from the arts, architecture, design, place and project management. Our Committee members work across state and local Government and also in private practice.

We welcome new committee members and opportunities to collaborate on place projects.


A bit about our event venue - the Adelaide Sustainability Centre.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is one of eight Natural Resource Centres in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region. These centres are community owned and operated groups that engage with the community and respond to local needs and issues in a variety of ways. They provide a range of community and environmental services including reference material and referrals, volunteer programs, workshops, training and field days, meeting space, information, recycling, resources and equipment.

Each centre has its own individual team; however, all teams are all united in the focus on driving behaviour change, sustainable living and environmental connection.


Learn more about our exciting event speakers below!

Dr Helen Barrie will be sharing her knowledge on the health and wellbeing of urban spaces.

Helen is a University Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and Deputy Director of the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research. She has a PhD in Geography, Environment and Population from the University of Adelaide and most of her work focuses on space, place and population.

Helen's main research interest is in the field of social gerontology with a focus on older people, community connectedness, the built environment and social networks. This work has encompassed examining inter-generational family ties, ageing and migration, age friendly communities, and demographic change in rural and regional Australia.

Current projects include:

  • NHMRC CRE on Trans-disciplinary Research on Frailty;
  • ARC Linkage on Refugee Youth: Pathways to Education, Training & Employment;
  • Culturally Safe Aged Care Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Pilot study with Uniting Communities on Inner City Retirement Living
  • Defining and Profiling SA's Multicultural Communities
  • Green Spaces, Public Spaces and Ageing Well
  • Smart Technologies, Smart Cities, Smart Agein
  • Retired not Expired: an exploration of ageism in SA


Ken Long will be sharing his knowledge on the importance of biophilic design.

Ken has a deep passion for the creation of built environments which enable a positive quality of life. Ken currently works as a sustainability consultant at dsquared Consulting, an Adelaide based studio delivering sustainable solutions in the built environment and is the Chairperson of the Adelaide Sustainable Building Network.

Ken has completed a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology, a Certificate of Regenerative Ecological Design from the Ecosa Institute in Prescott, Arizona, and a Masters of Sustainable Design from the University of South Australia. Ken is also an Ambassador of the International Living Future Institute.


Jane Marr will be sharing the success of Port Adelaide laneways.

Jane is an Arts and Cultural Development Officer with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. She has over 30 years of experience working in Local Government, including human services planning, home and community care coordination, project management, budgeting, tourism management, product development, event management, community cultural development, community information, public art, grants, place making, strategic planning, team building and staff/trainee/volunteer management.

Jane also enjoyed a stint running a business ‘She Sells Sea Shells’ on Semaphore Road – selling works of 40+ local artists and artisans.


Di Salvi will provide an insight into the wonderful services of Adelaide Sustainability Centre, as well as a site tour.

Di is the centre coordinator for the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and networker extraordinaire. She brings years of experience from a range of roles that have perfectly cultivated her skillset towards making the centre an engaging and welcoming experience. She has a background in tourism; both in the marketing sector and as a tour guide, as well as having worked in volunteer management and project management.

Having lived in Los Angeles, Japan and Chile She has seen a great deal of the world and has viewed how many cultures connect with the environment. Most recently having graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Science, she not only has an in-depth understanding of sustainability but also the skills to communicate this with others.



March 27, 2019 at 5:30pm - 8pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
Google map and directions
Diane Salvi · · (08) 7123 2166
$12.00 AUD · Purchase tickets

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Ngadlu Kaurna miyurna tampinthi. Parna yarta mathanya puki-unangku. 
We acknowledge that The Joinery sits on Kaurna land.
We offer our respect to the Traditional Owners whose lands and waters we engage with across South Australia.

Contact us at the Joinery at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide, on (08) 8223 5155 or [email protected]

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