Future Homes: Speculations on Melbourne’s Future



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Melbourne is proudly Australia’s ‘most liveable city’ – but how can we best accommodate a doubling of the population without doubling the footprint of the city?

Join a wide-ranging discussion exploring how we can face Melbourne’s housing challenges as we grow to Australia’s biggest city. Andrew Mackenzie will lead a range of experts from urban design, transport, economic, academic and government perspectives to explore the future challenges across these areas. Wild speculation, utopian visions and practical solutions are all welcome as we ask what do we need to consider now to ensure future Melbourne is an equitable, delightful place?

The discussion will be introduced with the announcement of the Future Homes Competition. Run by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA), the design competition calls on the best architects to produce exemplar apartment designs to support better developments in Melbourne’s suburbs. To keep Melbourne as one of the most liveable places in the world, we need to ensure future apartment designs are world-leading in design, sustainability and liveability, and provide high quality homes for families.

Read more about the competition here.

This event is supported by MPavilion’s principal partner RACV.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.