City Design: Envisioning, Exhibiting and Participating Past Event
With Greater Melbourne expected to be home to 8 million people by 2050, rapid population growth and development is bringing significant change to suburban neighbourhoods and activity centres. The processes and impacts of rapid growth and change are complex. The complexity of change coupled with the diversity within the community suggests a multiplicity of visions for the future of the City.
This panel discussion, led by local planning and design experts, will explore urban regeneration and transformative design processes, with an emphasis on how visualisation and exhibition can enhance design, decision making and participation in shaping the future City.
Dr Tom Alves
Tom Alves is Head of Development at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), leading AHURI’s Professional Services division and Cities Research Agenda. Previously, Tom has held positions at RMIT University, the Melbourne School of Design, the Victorian Design Review Panel and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.
Munir Vahanvati is City Architect at Darebin City Council, responsible for developing and implementing Darebin’s Design Excellence program to create a liveable and sustainable Darebin. Previously, he was Unit Manager for Urban at Moreland City Council.
Peter Goh is the Manager of Visualisation & Special Projects at DELWP. Peter has substantial experience in the built environment visualisation field in architectural and digital content practices in Melbourne, Singapore and Bangkok.
Kerstin Thompson is Principal Architect at Kerstin Thompson Architects. She is also a member of the Good Design Review Panel formed by the Victorian Governments Office of the Government Architect, an initiative to review and improve the built environment.
Principal Urban Designer, Moreland City Council
MC; Panel Facilitator
Virtual Moreland Officer, Moreland City Council
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