Landscape Architecture + Urban Design

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Transformative Landscapes: Claire Martin to speak at Melbourne Design Week

06 Feb 2020

OCULUS Associate Director Claire Martin will join a symposium focused on exploring the role of landscape architecture, urban design and planning in making healthy urban environments. Part of Melbourne Design Week 2020 and presented by Foreground, the event will take place at NGV International, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium on Thursday 19 March, 8.30am–1pm.

Event overview:

The way we design and plan our cities, parks and places has profound effects on our health and well-being.

Many of the most sophisticated hospitals now feature therapeutic landscapes, included for the benefits green spaces bring to patient treatment and care. Conversely, there are connections between poor urban amenity and planning, and poor health, with many of our cities qualifying as everything from ‘obesogenic’ – as making us fat – to ‘depressogenic’ – as leading to poor mental health.

In this symposium, design and health experts explore the role of landscape architecture, urban design and planning in making healthful urban environments.

Other speakers include:

  • Lily Jencks, principal of Lily Jencks Studio
  • Dr Paul Torzillo, founding director of Healthabitat
  • Professor Billie Giles-Corti, director of Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group at RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research

Cost $40 Adult / $25 Student

Book tickets here.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

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