Episode 29: Deliberation planning with Anna Kelderman

Unusually for a town planner, Anna Kelderman does her own facilitation of engagement processes and sees it as a natural and effective way to do town planning. She wishes more of her planning colleagues would do their own public deliberations with diverse groups to co-design their futures. In this episode, Anna shares what she has learnt and some of her project successes in Western Australia.


Anna is an experienced strategic and statutory planner who has led, managed and contributed to a number of significant Western Australian projects. In more recent years, Anna has become recognised for her best practice community engagement techniques and facilitation, with recent projects being nominated for a number of awards.

Anna founded Shape Urban in 2015 to focus her practice on community-led planning and visioning through deliberative engagement.

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