Steve Thorne led a team of multi-disciplinary consultants including Susan Dugdale and Associates, Material Thinking, and SGS Planning and Economics to produce a strategy for revitalising the Alice Springs town centre.  This work was documented and funded and attracted a $5million budget from the Northern Territory Government. Proposals included reopening the Todd Mall to local traffic and significant improvements to the streetscape in this key town centre street. Works to reopen the Todd Mall have been completed and images show how the reopening of the mall has induced cafes and restaurants to turn to face out to the street, where they had previously faced into an enclosed shopping centre. Since the re-opening crime and anti-social behaviour has reduced significantly. A major driver of the project was the enhancement of a strong sense of place in this desert town, and reflection of local sacred cultural icons such as the Yeperenye moth.