The future of the suburbs

Melbourne is the suburbs, and the suburbs are Melbourne.

And yet this vast expanse where most of us live and work is often overlooked by the architecture and design professions. Despite this, some individuals are actively working to change this. They rightfully question why less attention should be given to those living on the outskirts than to those residing in the city center.

This panel brings together designers who are pioneering the way forward in the suburbs:

Vivek Subramanian founder and CEO of SRL, a developer and manager of town centres and logistics hubs, has enlisted the services of world-renowned architects OMA to design their first Melbourne-based projects
Paul Jones, director of OMA’s Australian office in Brisbane, is the lead designer for the Sunbury South Town Centre and the Wollert Town Centre
Judy Bush, a senior lecturer in urban planning at the University of Melbourne
Jane Homewood, Executive Director Integrated Transport Policy, Precincts and innovation, Department of Transport and Planning.
Chaired by Rory Hyde, associate professor at the University of Melbourne, focused on the suburbs.
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