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Study tour Melbourne

Tuesday 12.03.2013 to Friday 15.03.2013

Join IFHP on a unique study tour to vibrant and people-friendly Melbourne.

Join IFHP on a unique study tour to vibrant and people-friendly Melbourne - ranked as the world’s most livable city in 2011 and 2012 (The Economist). The study tour starts at 9 am Tuesday 12 March and ends at 4 pm Friday 15 March 2013.

The study tour is an opportunity to learn from significant strategic results and experiences, meet the architects of change and explore Melbourne’s inner city districts and suburbs. World famous architect Jan Gehl whose thinking on people-friendly cities has been a major input to the strategic planning of Melbourne will personally join us on a guided city walk and give a public IFHP lecture in Melbourne on making Cities for People.

Deadline: 15 February 2013.
Please notice that only 30 participants are allowed to attend this special IFHP centenary activity.
>> Register here

Download programme
>> Download programme (pdf)

Event Fee
€ 520 IFHP members
€ 600 Non IFHP members
Register for the FREE TRIAL IFHP Centenary membership 2012 - 2013 if you are not a member of IFHP yet and would like to enjoy the membership benefits, like a discount of € 80 on the participant fee to the Study Tour Melbourne. To qualify for the discount, you must be a member and logged in. Click here to join IFHP

Hotel recommendation
We have pre-booked 30 rooms at Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne in the heart of Melbourne’s theatre district. Price AUD $155 per executive room per night. AUD $173 including breakfast. Please note: Due to the Melbourne Grand Prix the rate increases to AUD $299 per night or AUD $317 including breakfast the 14 & 15 March 2013.

The study tour participants will have to book and pay their rooms directly to the hotel via email or phone. When booking, please quote you are attending ‘IFHP study tour’ in order for the hotel to register you as study tour participant. Guests must provide their check in and out date, a valid credit card number plus expiry date to secure the reservation and telephone number. The pre-booking of the 30 rooms will be active until 20 January 2013. After this date, rooms at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne cannot be guaranteed.

For reservation, email or call reservations directly on +61 3 9656 4167 Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm (Melbourne Time).

A preview of Melbourne
For a preview of Melbourne, check out this Streetfilm from Melbourne (2008) which features three of our study tour guides; Jan Gehl, Rob Adams and Simon Goddard.

Please send a mail to Anna Esbjørn,

>> Register here
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>> Download programme (pdf)

See also:
>> Q&A: Rob Adams, Director of Design and urban environment for City of Melbourne and Simon Goddard, Project Manager at Gehl Architects on the unique qualities of Melbourne and the future challenges
>> Livable Cities for the 21st Century: Public IFHP lecture by the world famous architect Jan Gehl (Tuesday 12 March, 2013)

Photo credit: City of Melbourne