Archive for September, 2011

The Melbourne Experience

Creating Places for People – The Melbourne Experience

The Metro Vancouver region has been noted for its ability to accommodate growth while maintaining good quality of life for residents. Still, Metro Vancouver faces challenges in advancing the goals of the recently approved Regional Growth Strategy to ensure regional land use patterns support transit, walking and cycling throughout the region.

Melbourne is considered one of the most livable cities in the world. It has garnered considerable recognition for its success in transforming over the last 25 years the centre of Melbourne from a car-oriented office core to a dynamic mixed-use community with a vibrant public realm.

Come hear Rob Adams, the Director of City Design for Melbourne, share some of his experiences in leading this transformation and how Melbourne’s success could be applied to development in Metro Vancouver’s key centres.

Rob Adams is an architect and urban designer, Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne, Australia. He won multiple awards as the leader of the revitalization of the Melbourne City Centre and surrounds, helping to create a vibrant city streetscape with innovative design features. Since the mid 1980s he has worked at the City of Melbourne. He is a regular lecturer at RMIT and at the University of Melbourne, where he has been a Professorial Fellow since 2004.

October 3, 7 pm, SFU Surrey, 250 – 13450 – 102 Avenue, Surrey
October 4, 7 pm, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve seats at

Note: The same presentation will be delivered each evening.

Sponsored by Metro Vancouver. Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University City Program.


September 12, 2011 at 10:17 am 2 comments