Melbourne knowledge week
Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne’s missing middle

Friday 24 May, 5pm - 6pm

Melbourne's missing middle

Melbourne is a city of extremes; tall and dense, and small and spread. What might the missing middle look like?

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 the city has never seen before.

Melbourne is missing the middle which is the place between the extremes of tall and dense, and small and spread. An ideal that would dictate not only where we live, but how we move and interact with our beloved city for generations to come.

Join RACV and experts from the worlds of architecture, automotive, transport, infrastructure and planning for a discussion about the health, environmental, economic and social impacts of the ‘missing middle’.

Melbourne's missing middle

Getting There

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Dates and times

Fri 24 May,
5pm — 6pm


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

Auslan interpretation on request, Wheelchair accessible

Getting There


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