Community members interested in urban design and place-making are invited to participate in a free webinar hosted by Revitalising Central Geelong, a local government and state government partnership implementing a 10-year program of revitalisation in central Geelong.

Webinar series with global and local experts

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

The free webinars are 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.

Each online event will be aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of how we can all contribute to the future of Geelong, regardless of our roles, ages or backgrounds.

"The series will feature some of Australia’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the design and liveability of cities," said Joanna Gilligan, Director Major Projects, Barwon South West, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Hosted by Dr Jonathan Daly

City of Greater Geelong Manager of Urban Design & Heritage, Dr Jonathan Daly will host the webinars.

"As Geelong’s grows, it is important that we continue to embrace innovation and creativity, upholding our status as a UNESCO City of Design, which gives us a platform to create a thriving, world-class liveable city," said Dr Daly.

Speaker presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions.

Book now

Join us for the next free webinar: What urban design can learn from CountryBookings are essential via Eventbrite.

What urban design can learn from Country

How can 67,000 plus years of wisdom provide the basis for urban development?

Aboriginal people have always been innovators, inventors, storytellers and creatives.

When: Wednesday 24 March 2021, 12pm to 1pm

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


  • Jefa Greenaway, Founding Director, Greenaway Architects, and
  • Dillion Kombumerri, Principal Architect, GANSW

This event is part of Geelong Design Week 2021, an initiative of Geelong UNESCO City of Design and the City of Greater Geelong.

Watch past Designing Geelong webinars

Visit the Revitalising Central Geelong YouTube channel to watch past Designing Geelong webinars.