IAB Lecture | Urban Choreography: Transforming Melbourne by Prof Kim Dovey

In this lecture, Architect & Urban Planner Professor Kim Dovey will present material from the 2018 book ‘Urban Choreography’ describing the transformation of central Melbourne since the 1980s. Over this period public space has been incrementally reclaimed from cars and the functional mix has been transformed; from turning its back on the water, Melbourne has become a waterfront city. The city has grown greener — literally, environmentally and politically. Lane ways that were once filled with garbage are now filled with bars, housing and street art. Melbourne has emerged as a city with a depth of character and urban buzz that is palpable, ineffable and unfinished. While there have been important forms of leadership and governance, the deeper lesson lies in incremental transformations that occur over the longer term. Professor Kim will also talk in general terms about his experience in Dhaka.


At the end of the presentation a discussion session will be moderated by Architect Sujaul Islam Khan, former Secretary, Environment & Urbanization, IAB.

Courtesy: Institute of Architects -Bangladesh
Courtesy: Institute of Architects -Bangladesh

Date: 15th May, Wednesday
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: IAB Centre, Agargaon, Dhaka

Kim Dovey
Professor of Architecture and Urban design
Director, InfUr- Informal Urbanism Research Hub
The University of Melbourne, Australia


Courtesy: Architect Taufique Rahman Khan, Secretary, Seminar and Convention, IAB 23rd EC

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