The City Renewal Authority’s great place guide wins accolade in Australia’s International Good Design Awards

Released 10/09/2020

The City Renewal Authority’s great place guide has received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Communication Design Print category in recognition of outstanding design and innovation.

The winners of Australia’s peak graphic design award – the highest honour for graphic design and innovation in the country were announced today during the 2020 Good Design Week.

More than 55 Good Design Awards jurors evaluated each entry according to strict design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award had to demonstrate excellence in design and convince the jury they were worthy of recognition at this level.

City Renewal Authority, Director Design and Placemaking, Dennis Eiszele said that the City Renewal Authority was honoured to receive recognition for its work.

The great place guide presents a practical approach to placemaking, informed by our ‘people-first’ philosophy. This guide is for people who have an interest in best-practise urban renewal and who want to create environments that build on their unique character and sense of community.

“The Authority will make the great place guide available to people who want to create great places in their own communities,” said Mr Eiszele.

The Good Design Awards jury praised the booklet, commenting that ‘[it was] a nice and clean design which leaves the reader wanting more.

“Placemaking is incredibly complex with numerous stakeholders, partners and layered objectives. This document was well targeted to the industry. It starts as a '101' guide and finishes with a specific palette of consideration which will bring everyone to the same place despite their level of expertise,” said the jury.

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said that receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high calibre and record number of entries received in 2020.

“There’s no doubt it has been a really tough year for everyone so it’s nice to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings. These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is.

“The Good Design Awards are more than a symbol of design excellence - it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately make our lives better. These projects showcase the shear brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.

The 2020 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s award program.

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