Infrastructure that divides and infrastructure that unites

Venue: Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, Burwood Road Hawthorn, VIC, Australia

Start Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018 Start Time: 1730

End Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018 End Time: 1930

Rapid population growth in Australian cities is making infrastructure a contested issue.

Melbourne is facing rapid population growth with pressure on our inherited infrastructure. We are ‘sprawling and crawling’ through once protected green wedges while public transport frequently breaks down, roads are clogged, services are costly and housing is increasingly unaffordable.

This event, hosted by Swinburne's Centre for Urban Transitions, brings together leading community activists, planning and policy advisors, and academics to discuss transport, energy and housing infrastructure. What infrastructure does Melbourne actually need to face the future before it? How do current infrastructure plans balance productivity perspectives with social justice, equity and climate action perspectives? And, what could our city look like under alternative transport and infrastructure futures, land use strategies, and ways of urban living?


Organisation: Swinburne University of Technology

Organisation: Centre for Urban Transitions


Topic: Environment / Climate / Energy

Public ContactName Gerry McLoughlin
Phone 0409246727