What Can Vancouver Learn from Melbourne?

Metro Vancouver is often hailed  for its ability to accommodate growth while maintaining a good quality of life for its residents. However, things are far from perfect and the region faces ongoing challenges in creating vibrant, accessible communities and supporting transit, walking and cycling throughout the region.

On October 4, 2011, Rob Adams, the Director of City Design for Melbourne spoke at SFU Vancouver.  He shared some of his experiences in leading a stunning transformation in Melbourne.  He also offered some ideas about how this success could be applied to development in Metro Vancouver’s key centres.

I hope to write a few posts one some of hs specific points in the near future.  In the meantime, here is a video of his remarks.  It is well worth the watch if you are at all interested in placemaking.


Creating Places for People — The Melbourne Experience




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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