Andy Fergus is an urban designer at the City of Melbourne, co-director of Melbourne Architours and teaches at the Melbourne School of Design. Andy currently works on major projects and the development of design policy in central Melbourne in addition to his role as a licensing committee member of Nightingale Housing and small architectural projects. He has a strong passion for cities, with an interest in how the design of living environments shapes the vitality and tolerance of urban places. Andy’s multi-disciplinary background encompasses urban design, urban planning and architecture, reflecting experience and interest across all scales of the urban environment. With current and past roles in government, not-for-profit, private sector planning and urban design, activism as well as architectural practice, Andy brings a strong understanding of both top-down and bottom-up approaches to urbanism.