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RACV explores the future of livability at Melbourne Knowledge Week

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2019, RACV is hosting a future focussed panel discussion and series of free events to inspire new ways of thinking about infrastructure, design and planning in Victoria.

Hosted by two-time Walkeley Award winner, Virginia Trioli, the RACV panel discussion, ‘Melbourne’s Missing Middle’, will take a deep dive into the future of liveability in Melbourne and Victoria.

With a rapidly growing city, technological advances and opportunities to live more efficiently, the future is filled with endless possibilities that have the power to improve not only where we live, but how we move and interact with our beloved city for generations to come.

Joining Virginia Trioli will be industry heavy weights; Architect and host of Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison, Current Victorian President of PIA and Director, Planning – Ethos Urban, Laura Murray and RACV Senior Planner, Stuart Outhred.

The panel discussion, which takes place on Friday 24th May 2019 from 5pm at the Meat Market, North Melbourne is free, but bookings are essential via the Website.

In addition to the free panel discussion, RACV is excited to invite guests to explore the RACV Tiny Home while it takes up residence as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week.

The RACV Tiny Home is a concept dwelling, challenging the way we look at our homes; how they are designed, built and lived in.

The RACV Tiny Home uses smart design principles and carefully chosen materials to showcase what contributes to a home that is not only comfortable to live in, but more affordable to run. A creative collaboration between the host of Grand Designs Australia and award-winning architect Peter Maddison and RACV, the RACV Tiny Home will open your eyes to a more sustainable and smart future.

Visitors to Melbourne Knowledge Week can find the RACV Tiny Home on Prototype Street, an immersive pop-up street of the future, which invites the public to experience the first of many prototyping spaces within the Melbourne Innovation District as innovators come together to test and learn in the public realm.

The RACV Tiny Home will be open for inspection between 12pm and 6pm each day.

Panel Discussion: Melbourne’s Missing Middle

When: 5:00pm, Friday 24th May 2019

Where: Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia

Cost: free, but bookings are essential via the Melbourne Knowledge Week website.

Melbourne is a city of extremes from the tall and dense to the small and spread.

As the official transport app of Melbourne Knowledge Week, arevo by RACV is proud to present ‘Melbourne’s Missing Middle.’

Our CBD is bursting with towering buildings filled with thousands of people living in small apartments. The pop-up city of the last decade is edging Melbourne towards a future of high-density living comparable to Hong Kong.

Zoom out of the CBD and the style of living becomes more and more disparate. Instead of trains and trams connecting our city, roads stretch out to Mickleham and Cranbourne East where paddocks and green space have been replaced with an urban development sprawl, the likes of which Melbourne has never seen before.

What might the Melbourne’s ‘missing middle’ look like?

Developing the ‘missing middle’ has the power to change and improve not only where we live, but how we move and interact with our beloved city for generations to come.

Join two-time Walkley Award winner Virginia Trioli as moderator, RACV and experts from the worlds of architecture, transport, infrastructure and planning for a discussion about the health, environmental, economic and social impacts of the ‘missing middle’.

Panellists include;

  • Peter Maddison, Australian Architect and Host of Grand Designs Australia;
  • Stuart Outhred, Senior Planner RACV;
  • Laura Murray, Current Victorian President of PIA and Director, Planning – Ethos Urban.

Source: RACV

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