Future Melbourne Events
Melbourne has opened its doors to discussion, hosting a series of Future Melbourne forums and events. Events will be held at venues around Melbourne, as well as online at Future Melbourne’s eVillage.
Everyone will be talking and the city will be listening.
- Tuesday 13 May 2008 to Sunday 15 June 2008A free public exhibition will be held showcasing artists interpretation of future Melbourne.
- Wednesday 28 May 2008 | 9:00am - 2:30pm
This forum provides a chance for our secondary schools to provide their input into our plan
- Saturday 17 May 2008 to Sunday 18 May 2008
Are you a Y Generation Melburnian passionate about the future of our city?
- Monday 28 April 2008 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmFree Entry, No Booking Required
- Monday 21 April 2008 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
FREE ENTRY- NO BOOKINGS
- Friday 4 April 2008 | 10:00am - 1:30pmForum for the Future Melbourne Leaders to discuss and input into the Future Melbourne 10 year Plan.
- Saturday 29 March 2008 | 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Turn out your lights- see the difference you can make
- Monday 17 March 2008 | 7:00pm - 10:00pmAdditional information about this event including the venue and confirmation of the running time will be updated shortly.
- Friday 29 February 2008 | 9:45am - 12:00pm
The leadership group of the Future Melbourne Project combine to discuss the project.
- Friday 15 February 2008 to Sunday 17 February 2008
The Sustainable Living Festival showcases a huge range of exhibitors, talks, workshops, art, films and performances celebrating and inspiring sustainable communities.
- Thursday 14 February 2008 to Saturday 16 February 2008EcoEdge conference will engage the worlds leading sustainability experts
- Thursday 14 February 2008 | 7:00pm - 8:30pmFor the first time in human history more than half of the world's population lives in cities. As Australia and the globe experience rapid climate change, the design industry faces an urgent challenge on how better urban planning and densification of our cities can significantly reduce our impact on the environment.
- Sunday 13 January 2008 to Friday 18 January 2008More Information regarding this event will be added to this site as it becomes available.
- Thursday 29 November 2007 | 6:30pm - 7:30pmThis documentry celebrates multiculturalism and the contribution of migrants and refugees to the city.
- Thursday 29 November 2007 | 9:00am - 11:00amPresentation on the challenges and opportunities for the property sector.
- Tuesday 27 November 2007 | 3:00pm - 6:00pmThe stakeholder forum for Talk Environment- Adapting to Climate Change, will explore the environmental, social and economic impacts associated with projected climate change impacts.
- Monday 26 November 2007 | 7:00pm - 8:30pmThis is the fourth of five forum discussions about the Arts in our City. The knowledge and ideas collected from the discussions will inform Future Melbourne and the development of a new Arts Strategy for the City.
- Wednesday 31 October 2007 | 6:00pm - 8:00pmThis event was the fascinating finish to the Sustainable Cities Round Table
- Wednesday 17 October 2007 | 12:00pm - 2:00pmDiscussion on Knowledge and its importance to culture, innovation and prosperity in our city.
- Friday 5 October 2007 | 2:00pm - 5:00pmThe City of Melbourne in conjunction with the Melbourne Business Festival has invited approximately 400 key stakeholders to this Events Industry Forum which will focus on the environmental impacts on events in Melbourne.
- Monday 1 October 2007 | 6:00pm - 8:30pmThe City of Melbourne has invited over 100 small to medium sized businesses to attend an entertaining and stimulating discussion about future business in Melbourne.
- Saturday 1 September 2007 to Sunday 30 September 2007What kind of a city will Melbourne be in the next 20 years? How can we balance the needs of local residents and the needs of other city users? The City of Melbourne invites you to share your ideas about the liveability of our city. To fill out the questionnaire download it here or pick up a copy of Melbourne News.
- Friday 31 August 2007 to Friday 21 September 2007A documentary showcasing how leading transport and urban development thinkers envisage we might be living and working in a post- peak oil and climate change future.
- Thursday 20 September 2007 | 4:30pm - 6:30pmStakeholders will consider the implications of the challenges confronting Melbourne's built form, public spaces and urban design.
- Thursday 13 September 2007 | 4:30pm - 6:30pmStakeholders considered the implications of the challenges confronting Melbourne's built form, public spaces and urban design.
- Wednesday 12 September 2007 | 5:00pm - 7:00pmThe goal of this Talk Environmentally Sustainable event was to enhance collaboration between key stakeholders in urban sustainability and to brainstorm new ideas for furthering sustainability in Melbourne.
- Wednesday 5 September 2007 | 5:00pm - 6:30pmAre suitable venues and spaces for art drying up or will artists always find a way? What are the possibilities for individual artists in the city? Other than housing, what sort of support and structures do artists and artists run initiatives need to thrive in the city? Who's not getting a chance to present their art in the city and why? Are there local and state government policy settings or barriers that need adjustment or removal?
- Thursday 30 August 2007 | 3:00pm - 5:00pmStakeholders considered the implications of the challenges confronting Melbourne's built form, public spaces and urban design.
- Wednesday 29 August 2007 | 5:00pm - 6:30pmHow clear are the boundaries and responsibilities for artists, arts bodies and community organisations that create controversial artworks or engage in cultural development projects that seek to effect social outcomes? A diverse panel engaged in an important discussion for the future of the arts in Melbourne.
- Thursday 23 August 2007 | 10:00am - 3:30pmWhen Melbourne’s public transport franchises expire, what opportunities are there to make public transport grow? We found out some answers at this event.
- Wednesday 22 August 2007 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmMany large western cities across the world are experiencing the exodus of artists and their studios to the suburbs. Panellists debated what can be done to ensure that artists have a more prominent presence in Melbourne?
- Tuesday 21 August 2007 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmHow do we balance the global and the local? Where does Melbourne fit in Australia’s global identity and what are our strengths?
- Tuesday 7 August 2007 | 12:00pm - 2:00pmA facilitated backcasting workshop with Melbourne’s leading urban development and transport thinkers and professionals on the preferred future of Melbourne’s urban form and transport and how this vision can be achieved.
- Wednesday 11 July 2007 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmCan our built environment support the future conditions we face? What changes are needed to respond to the shocks identified in the series? How are we going to plan for the future we want?
- Wednesday 27 June 2007 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmMelbourne faces severe environmental shocks: lack of water, environmental pollution, risings sea levels, climate change. Are we set up to deal with this? Do we have sufficient social capital?
- Wednesday 20 June 2007 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmThe traditional base of business in Melbourne, finance and manufacturing has been sharply eroded. What business future should we try to create?
- Wednesday 13 June 2007 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmThe first Future Melbourne forum explored what we value about the cultural identity of Melbourne and raised questions about how we see the city now and in the future.
- Wednesday 4 July 2007 | 6:00pm - 7:30pmMelbourne has great strengths in its social cohesion and also in the capacity of people to work together. Will changes to the social fabric of the city affect social cohesion? How do we build a future that enhances our social cohesion?