People & Place Making

“In order to truly thrive, I believe people need to live and work in wholesome communities where they can experience a deep and genuine sense of belonging. I want to transform neighbourhoods into places where people can live, work, play and stay connected to what matters most to them.”

Passionate about the urban landscape and importance of placemaking, Michael questioned why some communities thrive and others do not. What were the key ingredients necessary for making communities of quality, enduring character and “nerve centres” that activate a deep sense of belonging?

Having witnessed first hand the positive impact of mindful planning and contemporary architecture and its ability to breathe new life into tired communities, Michael shifted his big picture national perspective to a local level.