The Designing Geelong webinar series features presentations by global and local experts.

Hosted by Revitalising Central Geelong, a local and state government partnership implementing a 10-year program of revitalisation in central Geelong, the series is designed to increase understanding and awareness of how we can all contribute to the future of Geelong, regardless of our roles, ages or backgrounds.

The free webinar series is an opportunity for participants to learn from international examples and discuss issues relating to built form, the distinctiveness of cities and how we feel connected to place.

Community members interested in urban design and place-making are invited to participate in the series.

Watch past Designing Geelong webinars

Why the character of cities matters

Presenters: Leigh Woolley Adjunct Professor, UTAS and Director, Leigh Woolley Architects and Dr David Rowe Director, Authentic Heritage Services, City of Greater Geelong

What is ‘Place’ and ‘Place-making’?

Presenters: Dr Emily Potter, Associate Head of School, Research, Deakin University and Vanessa Walker, Placemaking Consultant and Director, Big Space

What urban design can learn from Country

Presenter: Jefa Greenaway, Founding Director, Greenaway Architects

Why cities should be for everyone

Presenters: Dr Kurt Iveson, A/Prof, University of Sydney and Dr Nicole Kalms, Associate Professor and Founding Director of Monash University XYX Lab

We need to talk about density

Presenters: Leanne Hodyl, Managing Director, Hodyl & Co and Katherine Sundermann, Associate Director, MGS

How parking shapes cities

Presenters: Knowles Tivendale, Managing Director, Movement and Place Consulting, and Steve Thorne, a qualified architect, urban designer, and Director of Design Urban.

Why great streets make great cities

Hosted by Leila Farahani, Coordinator Urban Design, Urban Design and Heritage, City of Greater Geelong.

Presenters: Steven Burgess, an engineer, urban strategist, storyteller, and above all street-maker; and Gerhana Waty, an experienced urban designer/architect with a passion for creating streets for people.

Who gets to build in our city and why

Hosted by Dr Jonathan Daly, Manager Urban Design and Heritage, City of Greater Geelong.

Presenters: Andy Fergus, Director, Andy Fergus. Andy is an urbanist with a number of concurrent roles including Head of Urban Design at Assemble Communities, co-director of Melbourne Architours, Contributing Editor Architecture Australia and Advocacy Lead at Urban Design Forum; and Tim Riley, founder and Managing Director of Property Collectives.

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