Free, Booking Required. Email [email protected] for tickets.


Wed 23 Mar
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The Mail Exchange Building Level 1
696 Bourke St, Melbourne

Taking Back the City

Taking Back the City Past Event

Presented by Buchan

Taking back the city a forum in the round presented by Buchan

Are we creating cities where people want to be?

Imagine a city where every building opens to the surrounding streets and laneways, where we reconnect through activated ground planes, where we create urban spaces that engage our diverse communities.

Providing an inclusive view of the built environment, this forum brings together influential voices from across design, development, academia, and government, to discuss and debate the design principles necessary to transform our cities back into places where people can connect and thrive.


Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect
Prof. Rob Adams, City Architect, City of Melbourne
Prof. Billie Giles-Corti, Distinguished Professor and VC Professorial Fellow at RMIT University and member of the Victorian Office of the Government Architect Design Review Panel
Ludo Campbell-Reid, Executive General Manager, Planning & Precincts, Suburban Rail Loop Authority
Roger Teale, General Manager, Property, Infrastructure and Design at City of Melbourne
Prof. Cameron Bruhn, Dean and Head of School at The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture (Moderator)