Orchestrating Diversity in Fisherman’s Bend (Evan Walker Conversation 2018)
The 2018 Evan Walker Conversation features timely discussion of the contentious redevelopment program at Fisherman’s Bend in inner Melbourne.
Most Melbournians will be aware of Fisherman’s Bend, the largest urban renewal program in the city for decades. Industrial land, close to the city and the Port of Melbourne, is to be redeveloped into high density mixed use neighbourhoods. The creation of a new piece of city is a complex endeavour involving complementary and competing interests. From the start government decisions have generated controversy. Four experts in urban design with detailed knowledge of what is proposed and what is possible will present their ideas at this year’s Conversation.
Leanne Hodyl is the key note speaker. Leanne is the author of the urban design strategy which sets the new proposition for Fisherman’s Bend. Her work orchestrates the development outcomes to deliver a diverse, distinctive, liveable and walkable city. She has significant experience in leading urban policy and design projects. Leanne is the Managing Director of Hodyl + Co.
Mark Woodland has more than 25 years experience in urban planning. He has worked on and prepared regional-scale development strategies in inner and middle Melbourne and each of the major growth corridors and major employment precincts. He is a Director of Echelon Planning.
Lucinda Hartley is an urban designer, social entrepreneur and one of Australia’s leading voices on social sustainability. She is a co-founder of Neighbourlytics, a social analytics platform for neighbourhoods, pioneering the use of social data in cities. Lucinda has over a decade of experience in innovative, city shaping projects.
Shelley Penn is an architect, urbanist and strategic design advisor with more than 30 years experience dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment. She is Adjunct Professor in Architecture Practice and Monash University Architect; a member of the Vic, ACT & NSW State Design Review Panels; and Assoc Prof Architecture, Melb School of Design.