Wednesday, October 29, 2014

24 Hour City Melbourne Knowledge Week: Participants

Inner Melbourne continues to grow and thrive as a popular night time destination. The 24hour City forum will bring together thinkers in public space and personal navigation technology to explore how to celebrate, develop, and contribute to the navigation of people through Melbourne at night. The forum will explore ways to enhance and contribute to a healthy, safe, and enjoyable experience, and consequently contribute to the city's growth and vitality.

Speakers include:

Janet Bolitho
Janet Bolitho is the President of the Road Safety Action Group Inner Melbourne (RSAGIM). A former mayor and councillor at the City of Port Phillip, she is deeply interested in all facets of urban sustainability. RSAGIM seeks to influence the road safety discussion to more strongly represent walkers and cyclists.

Bart Brands 
Bart Brands founded Karres and Brands landscape architects together with Sylvia Karres in 1997. Bart has an affinity with both landscape architecture and architecture, as well as urban development.

Jonathan Daly
Jonathan is a Founding Partner of and Head of Behaviourology at Mutfung. This interdisciplinary practice combines behaviour change and behavioural design. His work questions the relationship between people and place, developing a deeper understanding of how urban environments can be better designed for the human condition.

Craig Douglas
As a co-director of the Office of Urban Transformations Research Laboratory he explores design as the agent for understanding and responding to the challenges of the built environment in a rapidly changing complex world. Craig is currently the co-ordinator of Design Research Studio Stream at RMIT University, where he is also pursuing a PhD.

Kerry Hylton
Kerry Hylton is a member of the City of Melbourne’s City Issues Team and has over 20 years of experience working in local government both in Australia and overseas. As Social Planner – Safe Environments, her role is to contribute to improving the safety and wellbeing of city users by building integrated strategies in partnership with stakeholders.

Frven Lim
Recognised in 2010 as one of the 20 most prominent Singapore architects under the age of 45, Frven is responsible for design excellence at the practice Surbana. His training and experience spans across his years at the Architectural Association, the Singapore Institute of Architects as well as his constant involvement in projects of all typologies, scales and geographical locations.

Rosalea Monacella
Dr Rosalea Monacella is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at RMIT University and the co-director of the Office of Urban Transformation Research laboratory. Her research focuses on the specialisation of emergent urban fields and the exploration of the diagram as a material operation, which considers the transformation of formal structures that adapt to the changing measures and orders of an urban landscape.

Marie Claire O’Hare
A trained architect and urban designer, Marie Claire O’Hare works as a Senior Urban Designer within the City of Melbourne’s Urban Design and Docklands Branch. Her project management and design experience ranges from small scale residential design through to large scale architectural and urban master planning projects spanning Australia, Europe and America.

Cathy Oke
First elected to the Melbourne City Council in 2008, Dr Cathy Oke is a scientist and environmental consultant with 20 years’ experience in the sustainability sector. At the City of Melbourne, Cathy is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Transport) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Environment) Committee.

Flora Salim
Dr Flora Salim is a Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science and IT and also an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow (Industry). She is also associated with the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), School of Architecture and Design and RMIT Design Research Institute.

Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm, Thursday 30 October 2014
Location: RMIT Design Hub, 150 Victoria St, Carlton 
Free event
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