Serious Games

What started as a boardgame became a policy to stimulate unique types of smaller housing in Fremantle. Hear about one man’s efforts to design, construct and facilitate serious games to help develop and implement planning and design policy and projects.


Anthony Duckworth-Smith is an urban design teacher, practitioner and researcher who has also worked in the fields of Transport Planning, Civil Engineering and Architecture. Through his role at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) at the University of Western Australia he has developed research to tackle the challenges of growing cities. His specialist areas include defining and communicating the quality of urban environments and the integration of human needs into public places and projects. Through research and consultancy Anthony has recently developed, trialled and applied a number of innovative and engaging participatory design models and games to enable co-creation of urban plans, projects and policy.

7:00pm @The Globe, 495-497 Wellington Street, Perth

Also speaking at this location at 5:30pm is Dr Hayley Christian