Exploring missing middle housing typologies to retrofit suburbia
Conference Date
19th & 20th June 2018
Ibis Melbourne
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Innovative housing types & delivery models to retrofit suburbia

A key strategy to manage future residential growth is the provision of missing middle housing types. Momentum is clearly behind the growth of diverse housing typologies and the push is on to find quality designs and innovative housing delivery models for the middle ring suburbs of our cities, where future residential growth can best be integrated.

However, community resistance to an increase in density, as well as a tough policy and political environment, presents challenges to planners, designers and developers. The Housing Density & Diversity conference will provide a platform to address the key issues and identify the strategies that will achieve quality housing outcomes going forwards.

Hear practical insights on key issues

  • Explore the missing middle and why it is critical to today’s housing market
  • Discover the benefits of innovation & collaboration in housing delivery
  • Benchmark against local government density strategies
  • Hear how to better manage community resistance to change
  • Integrate density into the suburbs through quality design
  • Overcome funding & development challenges

Who will attend?

Local Councils, with responsibility for:

  • Strategic planning
  • Urban design
  • City planning & development

Along with state government representatives, developers, architects, designers and planning firms

Attend to learn:

  • Explore the missing middle as a critical piece in today’s housing market
  • Learn about the latest innovations in housing models, funding and delivery
  • Benchmark against local government density strategies
  • Identify design approaches to effectively integrate density into the suburbs