Music Cities Convention is the biggest global conference on music and the built environment. The convention aims to showcase best practices for improving urban planning, quality of life and city policy and development strategies through music.
With the highest number of live music venues per capita in the world, Melbourne is a city that has fostered an incredibly vibrant music community. The city has led the world with ‘agent of change’ legislation, requiring developers to include noise attenuation measures for proposed residential developments within 50m of a live music venue, as well as with best practice guidelines for venues, and parking permits for musicians that allow them to unload equipment safely. All these things make it easier for music to be played and shared in public spaces.
Melbourne will host the Music Cities Convention from 19 – 20 April 2018. Topics ranging from the importance of music in urban life, to how cities can be made music friendly and what music can learn from sporting codes, will be discussed. Leaders from other great music cities including Fort Collins, USA, Beijing, China and Ghent, Belgium will share their experiences as well.
[Main image: John Torcasio, courtesy of Wikimedia via Creative Commons]
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne & Deakin Edge, Federation Square
When: 19 - 20 April 2018
How much: Full $250 + bf / Concession $75 + bf (limited numbers)
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