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JOONMO AI

City of Melbourne - City Design

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Jan Gehl’s motto of ‘making cities for people’.

JOONMO AI

Bio:

Joonmo is an urbanist and a Landscape Architecture graduate with a multicultural background. Having grown up in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, he is passionate about cross-cultural lessons in urbanism. Joonmo is driven to promote inclusive, resilient, and culturally enriching cities through design and advocacy.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Reading ‘Grand Urban Rules’ by Alex Lehnerer and understanding the impact of planning unpacked the cultural, political and economic forces that shape urban environments providing insight on the unique identities of the cities that I grew up in

What do you do?

Joonmo is an Urban Designer in the City of Melbourne’s City Design studio. Joonmo is a key member of Council’s Design Excellence Program and co-ordinates the Design Excellence Advisory Committee.

What excites you in the work you do? Who or what inspires you professionally?

The recognition that our client is the community, and the work that we do is accessible to everyone.

Who or what inspires you professionally? What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Jan Gehl’s motto of ‘making cities for people’.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

The recognition of the Central Melbourne Design Guide by peers and field experts.

Featured Project Name: 

Central Melbourne Design Guide

Featured Project Location: 

Municipality of Melbourne

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Document Layout, Graphic Illustrations, Background Research and Policy Review

Featured Project Description:

The Central Melbourne Design Guide was prepared by the City of Melbourne to support the use and interpretation of a proposed planning instrument entitled ‘Urban Design in the Central City and Southbank’ to be incorporated within the Melbourne Planning Scheme. The new rules represent the first comprehensive re-write of the city’s urban design principles since 1985. The project was awarded the Leadership, Advocacy, and Research Award by the Australian Urban Design Awards in 2018.

Photography Credit:

City of Melbourne - City Design