Designing Policy for People – A Guided Walking Tour

Building Description

This insightful, expert-led tour led by Jill Garner (OVGA) and Hamish Lyon (NH Architecture) will reveal the stories, ideas and policy decisions behind some of Melbourne’s most significant urban public spaces and buildings. A wide range of best practice architectural and urban design projects discussed on this tour.

The tour focusses on how large-scale and design-led ‘civic’ infrastructure’ projects invest in the long-term future of the city. Jill and Hamish will also speak to the importance of ‘designing policy for people’ and, through the tour, will point to examples of where, at times, modest yet impactful lobbying for changes to planning policy have instigated changes for the better to create a long lasting contribution to our city.

You can follow along and learn more about each location along the tour via the Open House Melbourne Map.

Presented by Office for the Victorian Government Architect and NH Architecture.

Images: (1) Tanderrum Bridge, Architects: John Wardle Architects & NADAAA, Photographer: Kristoffer Paulsen; (2) Melbourne University Boat Club. Architect: Lovell Chen, Photographer: John Gollings; (3) Hamer Hall Redevelopment, Architect: ARM Architecture, Photographer: John Gollings; (4) Federation Square Melbourne, Architect: LAB Architects and Bates Smart, Photographer: Trevor Mein; (5) Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Architect: NH Architecture, Photographer: Peter Bennetts.

Important Details

Time & Date

Broadcast live

Sunday 25 July
11am – 12.30pm

FREE, no booking required
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The previously advertised in-person walking tour has been postponed due to Victorian Government restrictions, and will take place at a later date. Be the first to find out more by signing up to our newsletter below. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you to this online 'walking tour' for a rich and informative conversation.


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