The ‘Halo’ of Influence for Perth’s Transport Network

Our next Boardroom Briefing will feature Malcolm Smith, Australasian Cities Leader at Arup. 

Implementing an efficient, multi-modal, mobility network for Greater Perth, which includes high-quality interconnected and active transport is the key to ensuring a mobile, liveable, vibrant and prosperous region for all, as outlined in Committee for Perth’s Get a Move On! report.

The value that train, bus and ferry stations can generate in their urban context is being underestimated. Through a number of case studies and associated research, Arup has developed the idea of the ‘halo’ of influence for stations.

Malcolm will share the current ‘halo’ thinking that takes 800m catchments for stations to up to 2km zones of benefit, and how this theory can be applied to transport solutions for the Greater Perth area.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

With thanks to our event host, Arup – Perth.

Our speaker

Malcolm Smith

Australasian Cities Leader – Arup

Malcolm Smith is Arup’s Australasian Cities Leader and the founding director of Arup London’s Integrated City Planning (ICP) unit, which brings together design, economics and political strategy in complex master planning projects.

Guiding design strategy for masterplanning projects across the world, Malcolm’s work not only centres around the physical issues of places, it also encompasses systems integration, resource efficiency, cultural strategy, meaningful infrastructure, risk and resilience, and social value.

He has reshaped and designed key districts and precincts in Australia (eg Sydney’s Central to Eveleigh), Singapore (Sports Hub), the UK (Stratford City – the metropolitan centre at the heart of the 2012 London Olympics, and the NOMA precinct in Manchester), Europe (Amsterdam’s Zuidas District) and China (Dontan Eco City Shanghai, which was the first major urban project to define ecological urbanism). He was appointed by the City of Amsterdam as lead designer for Zuidas, the new commercial centre for Amsterdam.

Recent commissions include the new Mahindra World City Jaipur – Asia’s first and the world’s largest project to receive C40 Climate Positive Development (CPDP) Stage 2 Certification – and the Human Genome campus and conference centre in Cambridgeshire UK.

Malcolm has advised influential non-government organisations including the Gore Foundation, UN Habitat and the World Bank. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Academy of Urbanism, and a past member of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) Review Committee in the UK.

He is invited to lecture around the world on contemporary urban places, including the City of Melbourne, Sydney, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Munich and Singapore. Malcolm undertakes research into evolving issues in urbanism, and recently published Tomorrow’s Living Station, a collaboration with the UK’s Network Rail. He also recently led a research programme on the role of open space in cities in a post-COVID context – The fifteen-minute vision: Future proofing our cities.


12:00 – Registration Opens
12:00 – Event Start
14:00 – Event Concludes


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