Melbourne’s missing middle: can suburban infill accommodate a growing population?
Join Monash Art Design and Architecture academics and leading industry practitioners for an insightful and provoking panel discussion as part of The Festival of Urbanism 5.
Can we plan and design the middle suburbs for housing choice and opportunity while maintaining neighbourhood character?
As Melbourne’s population booms, high density housing pushes the centre upwards and the sprawling fringes outward, the middle ring has seen comparatively little change. While some resist new development, others are forced to live further away from job opportunities in search of affordable housing options.
- Steve Dunn, Director, Victorian Planning Authority,
- Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute,
- Michael Buxton, RMIT and
- Shelley Penn, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Monash University
in conversation with Carl Grodach, Director, Monash Urban Planning & Design.
THE FESTIVAL OF URBANISM 5
Organiser of Melbourne’s missing middle: Can suburban infill accommodate a growing population?
Brought to you by the Henry Halloran Trust with the assistance of The School of Architecture Design and Planning
Monash Art Design & Architecture, NSW Planning Institute of Australia and VIC Planning Institute of Australia (Young Planners).