“A strong sense of place is critical to a project’s commercial outcomes. We aim to create people focussed places that are unique and integrate with their surrounding context."
Dean Landy leads ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s urban design and mixed-use teams and is responsible for some of Australia’s most progressing thinking in the field of urban planning and design. Over the past two decades, he has been responsible for the creation of new town centres, masterplanned communities and mixed-use developments across Australia, as well as several significant social-impact projects internationally.
By nature, Dean takes an entrepreneurial approach. He is highly regarded and sought after, for his ability to understand and embrace the commercial imperatives of complex projects and then add value to them through the strategic planning and design process.
His experience spans a wide range of sectors. His network crosses industries, demographics and indeed, the globe. His ability to reach out, engage and bring people of various backgrounds together on a project, has paved the way for many mutually beneficial partnerships and the creation of places that future generations will live, work, learn and connect within meaningfully.
Dean Landy has been a Partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke for over 15 years and is the driving force behind the practice mission of ‘Creating Vibrant Communities’. In 2016 he wrote and published his first book of the same name to serve as a practical guide to creating stronger communities through the development process.
Dean is the Founder and Director of One Heart Foundation, a ‘for purpose’ organisation that is working to break the poverty cycle in Africa, and change the future of orphaned and abandoned children. He was recently the recipient of Deakin University’s 2017 Young Alumni Award and is an active examiner for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria.
CLARA’s fresh approach to population growth and regional development gives Australia a world-leading model for walkable urbanism. Putting people and landscape before cars allows us to shape a city built for happier, more active residents. Less isolated.
Polaris Town Centre
From the outset, the vision for Polaris was to create a vibrant, walkable urban village that challenged the idea of the typical suburban neighbourhood shopping centre.