Ideas for Melbourne: The City of the Future
In 30 years, Melbourne’s CBD will have another 220,000 new residents. A ‘second CBD’ has been proposed for Melbourne’s west, along with a third runway for Tullamarine airport – and more green wedge land for housing.
Can a big Melbourne remain beautiful – let alone liveable or sustainable? Can we have it all, or do tough choices lie ahead?
Part of our second Ideas for Melbourne series, Jane Rawson leads a panel comprising Alan Davies, David Nichols and Roz Hansen.
Jane Rawson writes novels, novellas, stories and non-fiction, mostly about the environment. Her most recent novel, From the Wreck, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin, shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis award and won the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. She is from Canberra, has lived in Melbourne for 14 years, and is about to move to Tasmania.
Alan Davies is the blogger behind The Urbanist, and an urban and regional planner with Pollard Davies Consulting. His academic background is in planning, economics, sociology and architecture.
David Nichols is a writer and cultural commentator who is senior lecturer in urban planning at the University of Melbourne.