What Cities Need Now


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As we come out of a tough two years, we all need a bit of optimism. The big challenges of our time such as climate change, biodiversity loss or social inequality are not directly visible, and seem overwhelming for an individual to address. But all over Melbourne and Australia, there are people working away on tactics and solutions to make our cities more equitable and regenerative.

From temporary events and activations, through to city-wide strategies, these actions collectively give us a glimpse of what ingredients we need to build our future city. In this conversation in the round, you will have the opportunity to talk with important but unseen actors in our cities, such as community leaders, activists and urbanists who will outline their potential solutions, many of which already exist. Bring your ideas and optimism as we map out this collective future.