Creating Places for People — The Melbourne Experiences

October 04, 2011

Rob Adams

Sponsored by Metro Vancouver

The Melbourne Experience - The Presentation

The Melbourne Experience - Q&A

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.

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