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This Melbourne Forum event provides an exciting opportunity for attendees to shape the future of Melbourne’s built environment by participating in a workshop facilitated by City of Melbourne to explore key issues, challenges and opportunities for the coming decade for sustainable building development in Melbourne. The ideas for the future developed in this event will contribute to the refresh of the Future Melbourne plan which is the community’s strategy for a sustainable and prosperous Melbourne to 2026.

This event will explore the future trends of urban growth and density, climate change and digital city. Future Melbourne Ambassador Rob McGauran will outline some scenarios for Melbourne’s growth and development over the coming decade, particularly in the inner and central area. Rob will frame some questions for this forum to consider around designing the next decade to reduce urban CO2 emissions and mitigate urban heatwaves and make an attractive and healthy urban environment by 2026.

Following Rob McGauran’s address, attendees will work in facilitated groups on solutions and ideas for Melbourne’s future challenges. The groups will then share their ideas by posting them on the Future Melbourne 2026 website. The workshop will be followed by networking drinks and light refreshments.

Join this free event and have your say on Melbourne’s Future!

Melbourne Forum is a partnership between City of Melbourne, AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating), Melbourne School of Design – University of Melbourne and City West Water are the 2015-2016 Melbourne Forum partners.


Melbourne Forum convenes built environment design and construction professionals and policy makers to regular events in the field of sustainable development to support the development of innovative energy efficient principles and practices in the sector.

Melbourne Forum is sponsored and delivered by a dedicated group consisting of City of Melbourne, Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating (AIRAH), Melbourne School of Design – University of Melbourne and City West Water.