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Five Melbourne future-makers

Where Melbourne is headed in art, urban planning, science, work, music and more

What will our city look like in five years? How will we be working? Will we have learned to be kinder to those in need? Time Out meets five people propelling Melbourne into a smarter, more equal future.

Meet Melbourne's future-makers

Future city: Marcus Westbury, urban renewal expert
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Future city: Marcus Westbury, urban renewal expert

Westbury is on the forefront of city regeneration projects, including a major development in Collingwood.

Future art: Georgie Meagher, artistic director of Next Wave Festival
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Future art: Georgie Meagher, artistic director of Next Wave Festival

This year's cutting-edge arts program offers glimpses into what a more inclusive, socially responsible future might look like.

Future work: ACMI CEO Katrina Sedgwick
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Future work: ACMI CEO Katrina Sedgwick

The future of the workplace is here, and its name is ACMI X. We speak to Katrina Sedgwick about the benefits of collaborative open-plan workspaces.

Future humanity: Dana Affleck, founder of Road to Refuge
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Future humanity: Dana Affleck, founder of Road to Refuge

This passionate advocate for asylum seekers says that change won't come until we start listening, then speaking up.

Future music: Evan Lawson, artistic director of the Forest Collective
Music

Future music: Evan Lawson, artistic director of the Forest Collective

Ahead of the Metropolis New Music Festival, Lawson puts a spotlight on a little understood, but very big genre.

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