We eagerly await their presentation where we will learn something that will have enormous impacts on our futures – the future of Melbourne. This will be valuable for students wondering what a career in urban planning might be like. Parents and other members of the community would be interested in the principles behind urban planning, including the 20-minute neighbourhood concept.
Read more about our guest speakers below.
Madison has over seven years’ experience in urban planning, project management and Ministerial roles in State Government, delivering high-profile, large-scale planning and urban renewal projects, including Docklands and Fishermans Bend in Victoria and Perth City Link and Scarborough Beach in WA. Originally from Perth, Madison moved to Melbourne 4 years ago and took a short break from planning to explore cities as cabin crew for Virgin Australia, before COVID-19 hit the travel industry. Madison now works on delivering Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, the Victorian Government’s strategy to guide the growth of Melbourne until 2050, including where people live and work and how we connect people to jobs and services.
Yang Bai is a strategic planner working on the 20 minute neighbourhoods project in the Planning Department of Victoria. Her passion is in understanding the relationship between people and urban space, and also how we can create quality spaces. She is also interested in spatial data analysis and visualisation to facilitate communication and decision making. She was an engineer before moving to Melbourne to study Urban Planning. She is now also studying Urban Design.