Learn How Melbourne Beat Vancouver in Livability

Melbourne is considered one of the most livable cities in the world and has garnered much recognition for its success in implementing Jan Gehl’s Places for People plan. Over the last 25 years the centre of Melbourne has been transformed from a car-oriented office core to a mixed-use community with a vibrant public realm.

Come hear Rob Adams, the Director of City Design for Melbourne, share his experiences and insights.

Melbourne, Australia by night

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Creating Places for People – The Melbourne Experience
Speaker: Rob Adams, architect and urban designer, Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne


October 3, 7 pm, SFU Surrey, Suite 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 www.sfu.ca/reserve

Note: The same presentation will be delivered each evening.


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

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 help create vibrant, accessible communities and support transit, walking and cycling throughout the region.

I will be attending the Vancouver lecture on October 4th.

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.

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