reFrame: Melbourne’s future mobility Past Event

Presented by Dr Robbie Napper, Dr Elliot Fishman & Mr Adrian Webb

Join our presenters as the Mobility Design Lab hosts an interactive session considering what the future of Melbourne, or any city, might be like post-private car. We’ll be looking positively at the opportunities such a future may present, as well as developing ways of meeting the challenges it presents.

The private car provides unprecedented individual mobility. It has however led to consequences on a population, and global scale. But what alternatives are there? This workshop and panel discussion poses a hypothetical situation asking participants to consider how mobility needs would be served without the private car. What does a city without carparks look like? What happens when we gain back some of the 30% of our city’s surface area which is given over to private surface transport? Using a desktop prototype city, we will investigate these ideas to discover the possibilities, problems, and pathways towards an alternative, plausible – designed – future.

This program is ticketed (subject to availability) and alternatively online via Zoom.

Robbie Napper

Dr Robbie Napper is an industrial designer and researcher specialising in the development of sustainable transport. Associate Professor Selby Coxon’s industrial design research is committed to far-reaching, ambitious interventions in the design of mobility.

Elliot Fishman

Dr Elliot Fishman is an authority on transport policy and practice focussing on innovation, disruption and urban cycling policy and is ranked by Stanford University in the top 2% of scientists globally.

Adrian Webb

Mr Adrian Webb has over 20 years experience driving transport innovation in policy and practice. His innovations include predicting and acting on future demand for a changing Melbourne.

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Free event, bookings essential


Tue 30 Mar 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please arrive 15 mins before the start
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Salzer Suite, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt St, 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia


Wheelchair Access