City Design: Envisioning, Exhibiting and Participating Past Event

Presented by Moreland City Council
Architectural rendered collage in muted tones. A dynamic composition reveals and old building on the left and a more modern high rise office on the right

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

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

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.

Kirstin Thompson

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. 

Hiren Bhatt

Principal Urban Designer, Moreland City Council

MC; Panel Facilitator

Chris Staring

Virtual Moreland Officer, Moreland City Council

Presenter: VR Demonstration

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Fri 26 Mar 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brunswick Town Hall
233 Sydney Rd, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia


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