Rob Adams - Bartlett International Lecture Series 2012/13

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A video recording of the lecture given by Rob Adams entitled, 'Transforming Australian Cities', as part of the Bartlett International Lecture Series on 7 November 2012.

Melbourne failing in the 1980's has transformed itself into the world's most liveable city but behind this successful strategy lies the challenge for the future. How will our developing cities double their urban capacity over the next 50 years and still manage to remain socially cohesive, financially viable and environmentally sustainable? How will we deal with the infrastructure challenges?

Rob Adams is credited with developing and implementing the Urban Design Strategy that turned Melbourne around in the 1980's will discuss a new urban paradigm for the future design of rapidly expanding cities.

Professor Rob Adams is currently the Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne and the Vice Chair of the Urbanization Council of the World Economic Forum.

With over 40 years experience as an Architect and Urban Designer and 30 years at the City of Melbourne, Rob has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of Melbourne.

He and his team have been the recipients of over 120 Local, National and International Awards including on 4 occasions receiving the Australia Award for Urban Design.

Rob has also been awarded the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2008 and the Order of Australia in 2007 for his contribution to Architecture and Urban Design.

Some key projects include CH2 Australia’s first 6 Star Green Commercial Office Building, Birrarung Marr, Swanston Street, City Square, Sandridge Bridge, East Melbourne Library and the City of Melbourne Street Furniture range to name but a few.

His current interests concern the health and sustainability of the Metro city and he has published extensively on the subject of ‘Transforming Cities for a Sustainable Future’.

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