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  • Michelle James

    Neighbourhood Partner, Melbourne CBD

Hi 👋

My name is Michelle and I’m the Neighbourhood Partner for the Melbourne CBD 🙌

🎯Between 18 October and 16 December 2021 I had 100 conversations with people who live / work / study / play in the Melbourne CBD to get to know them better and find out how they feel we could make the neighbourhood the best it can be. We also received 880 contributions through our online and phone surveys, interactive map, postcards and community events.

Please feel free to contact me directly about anything neighbourhood-related at michelle.james@melbourne.vic.gov.au📧

❤️Looking forward to getting to know more about you and your connection to Melbourne 3000!

Watch 'Visions for the CBD'

What should inform the design of our city? Well, it depends who you ask. Join a range of urban planners, architects, city dwellers, artists and designers to design the city of the future.

We will talk about the new normal in placemaking - fusing sustainability practises, First Nations knowledge and community cohesion for a better city.

Our speakers:

Kirby Clark: Kirby Clark is an all-round designer, skateboarder, lecturer, city resident and sustainable design advocate who works on everything from creating spaces with a circular design approach to youth skateboarding programs in underserved communities.

Leanne Hodyl: Leanne is the founder and Managing Director of Hodyl & Co, a research and urban design consultancy focused on creating cities that people love. She has recently worked on research aimed at illustrating a vision of a future city by consulting directly with the public.

Marcus Spiller: Marcus Spiller is a Principal and Partner of long-standing SGS Economics & Planning Pty Ltd. Hear his views and recommendations on the “polycentric city”, and the idea of specialisation hubs within urban environments.

Khalid Warsame: Khalid Warsame is a writer and Melbourne resident whose work has appeared in Meanjin, The Lifted Brow, Overland, The Big Issue, The Saturday Paper, Cordite Poetry Review, and LitHub. Khalid brings a lens of social justice to the panel, asking questions such as who gets to use the city and how race, class, and gender impact its use?

Melbourne Conversations: Visions for the CBD

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