Creating Places for People: Lessons from Melbourne
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.
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.
Creating Places for People — The Melbourne Experience