Contributing to a smart & creative Melbourne

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Monday 27 July 2015

Come along to a stimulating panel discussion that examines how design for inclusion, creativity, education and technological innovation are core to the concept of a university town and can contribute positively to the growth of a distinctive and increasingly liveable Melbourne in 2050.

Victoria University and the Maribyrnong City Council have embarked on a long term journey to create Footscray as a university town.  

The Game Changers Conversation series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia’s evolving story for public discussion and debate. It is a project of the Footscray University Town initiative - a partnership between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University that sees education, jobs, creativity and opportunity at the heart of the future of Footscray.

The events are free and open to the whole community.

Melbourne 2050: A University Town’s Contribution to a Smart and Creative City

Monday 27 July 2015, 6.30-7.45pm (pop-up bar open from 5.30-6.20pm)

VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.



  • Rob McGauran, Director MGS Architects
  • Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Ex-Provost, Victoria University
  • Austin Ley, Smart City Office, Melbourne City Council
  • Sunny Haynes, Partner, Hello City


This event is a free event, however we ask that you register.

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Footscray University Town events & activities

This is one of a range of Footscray Uni Town events & activities brought to you as part of the ongoing Footscray University Town partnership between VU and Maribyrnong City Council.

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27 July 2015, 5:30pm to 7:45pm