The Lae Street Advisory Group invites friends and neighbours to brainstorm opportunities for the future use of the former nursery site.

Melbourne University students will also be there to listen and interact with the community around place activation and placemaking ideas to help inform the conversation.

This is an opportunity to meet Group members who have been tasked with recommending ways to activate the space for the benefit of the community at large.

Bring a rug, chair, picnic, stories, and ideas.


Helen Rodd, Lae Street Advisory Group Chair, will lead the conversation supported by Dr. Iderlina Mateo-Babiano is Associate Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Iderlina Mateo-Babianois is an Associate Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne. An architect, urban planner, and transport planner by training, she teaches Urban Design and Place-Making for The Built Environment. Her research is concerned with improving our understanding of how people interact with place, creating unique challenges and opportunities for positive place-based change. She has also advanced a significant body of knowledge in streets as places, active transport, gender, and transport, with theory and policy implications within the Australasian setting.

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Thu 17 / Feb 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Lae Street Nursery Site
2 Lae Street, Footscray West, Victoria 3011 Australia



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