- Vital PlacesDirector
Urban Design | Landscape Architecture| Local Planning | Local Ecommerce | Catalyst Infrastructure | Governance Strategist | Speaker | Author
Founder and Director of Vital Places “helping create better places for people and business”
Robert Prestipino specialises in shaping places that support local identity and lifestyle, and will thrive in the future. With his insights and experience from over 25 years of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, he has guided best practice town centre revitalisation projects and catalyst infrastructure in urban and regional areas. Robert is driven by his passion to help communities manage change in ways that support their social, cultural and economic futures.
With his strong track record in delivering innovative place-based approaches to the challenges of declining business centres, Robert brings a unique understanding of the special needs facing the future prosperity of regional communities. He is a strong advocate of the power of local governance and the critical role of local leaders in the formulation of smart infrastructure projects to support vibrant regional communities.
Robert has recently launched the website “Digital Mainstreet” in direct response to the growing need for regional communities to find innovative ways to secure long term growth and maximise the opportunities of the emerging ecommerce marketplace.
Offering specialist skills in communication, coaching, leadership and taskforce management, Robert helps community leaders and local business identify practical actions that help grow profits as well as strengthen local identity and lifestyle.
Robert is a qualified Urban Designer, Registered Landscape Architect, Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia, Member of Economic Development Australia and Local Ecommerce Marketer, published Author and regularly presents on strategies to create better places for people and business.
- Queensland University of TechnologyLandscape Architecture & Urban Design