Designing and creating for a rapidly changing world.

Fire and Biodiversity Conference – Episode 2

Fire and Biodiversity Conference – Episode 2

Fire has been an integral part of the Australian landscape for hundreds of thousands of years. Since the Europeans arrived in Australia there has been a dramatic shift in how the landscape has been managed and the role of fire. This article is the second part of a...

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Fire and Biodiversity Conference – Episode 1

Fire and Biodiversity Conference – Episode 1

Fire has been an integral part of the Australian landscape for hundreds of thousands of years. Since the Europeans arrived in Australia there has been a dramatic shift in how the landscape has been managed and the role of fire. Each major bush fire brings renewed...

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What is left of consultation – power and representation

What is left of consultation – power and representation

Over the past 50 years the consultation industry has emerged as a response to the limitations of representative democracy. But consultation has its dark sides. Often the consultation industry seeks to engage with civil society to improve its delivery of products and...

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PlacemakingX Webinar – Placemaking and Resilience

PlacemakingX Webinar – Placemaking and Resilience

In July 2020 David Galloway was part of a webinar presentation by PlacemakingX about his and others work in Leederville Western Australia on how to build vibrant and resilient places, particularly in the context of COVID shutdowns. David contributed his insights about...

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De-risking government negotiations

De-risking government negotiations

Ferart Design is working with a client on the development of an ecotourism facility on the Ningaloo Coast of Western Australia. Because of a new regulatory environment caused by tenure and government policy changes over the past ten years there was considerable...

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Advice for a young change agent

Advice for a young change agent

Having had a long career I often get approached by people who want to make a difference in the world but feel overwhelmed, don't know how or where to start, or what to do. Many people, including myself, have chewed long and hard on this conundrum. So based on my...

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Rethinking how we live with Fire

Rethinking how we live with Fire

The urban - bushland interface is a major problem for firefighters.  People want the ideal lifestyle of beautiful houses comfortable nestled in the bush. And globally with the impact of climate change, particularly in Mediterranean climates such as Western...

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Resourcing Urban Regeneration

Resourcing Urban Regeneration

Dr David Galloway and Dr Mike Mouritz from Curtin University have been researching new governance models for collaborative investment in urban renewal to create "good places". As well as working best at a precinct scale, we consider the creation of "good places"...

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COVID and What Comes Next: Episode 3

COVID and What Comes Next: Episode 3

This is the final of three articles examines how the C-19 virus will accelerate changes that were already underway in our towns and cities, and opportunities that are being created for new structures and ways of doing things....

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COVID and What Comes Next: Episode 2

COVID and What Comes Next: Episode 2

Not long after COVID broke across the world I did some writing about what C-19 would mean for the shape of our towns and cities and the form of the new operating paradigm. This is the second of three articles that looks at the need to focus on resilience....

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COVID and What Comes Next: Episode 1

COVID and What Comes Next: Episode 1

Not long after COVID broke across the world I did some writing about what C-19 would mean for the shape of our towns and cities and the form of the new operating paradigm. Read the first of three articles here. 2020-COVID-And-what-comes-next-Episode-1Download

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City Design and the User Experience

City Design and the User Experience

David Galloway and others from Leederville Connect's Design Group have prepared a design of Leederville, Perth, Australia based on the experience of the users.Usually cities and towns are planned for transport, height, bulk, commercial yield and infrastructure. In...

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ferart design can take your project from a concept to a sustainable reality.

We build teams of like minded people who understand your project.

 

We can help you solve the difficult questions for your project.

How do we live in a post-covid world, address climate change and inequity?

How do we create places that are good for people and make business models that change the world?

Our approach is about integrating thinking and practice, innovation and pragmatic application. 

We work at the interface of project design and development, community and environment, business and innovation.

We design the future.  

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