Open House Melbourne hosts free landscape architecture tours

Start Date: 18 Oct 2015 - 08:00AM

End Date: 18 Oct 2015 - 05:00PM

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Continuing its quest to bring exemplary spaces to public attention, Open House Melbourne has organised tours of a range of the city's most significant landscapes, free of charge.

Running in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ festival of landscape architecture, This Public Life, the tours offer an exclusive insight into our most vibrant civic spaces.

Pocket Parks Tour

In the face of encroaching urbanism, this tour demonstrates the importance of the City of Yarra’s Converting Roads to Parks Program, which seeks to maintain essential green space in our metropolitan centres. 

The Future of Chapel Street Tour

This tour explains the City of Stonnington’s plans to develop safer streets and more accessible public space to foster diverse cultural programs, art and recreation.

The Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct Tour

Having developed a masterplan to revamp the South Melbourne Town Hall precinct in 2011, the City of Port Phillip aims to establish the area as a major arts hub. This tour will cover the completed stages, encompassing the rich heritage of the inner city zone.

Where: Melbourne

When: Sunday 18 October

Tours are free, with registrations essential via Eventbrite.