“Living Liveable”, is a short documentary film showcasing the lived experiences of residents in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.

  • Project dates: 2019

Recent studies show Melbourne’s fast-growing outer suburbs lag behind other parts of the city in access to urban design, employment and amenities and services that foster liveability. But what is it really like to live in these areas?

Living Liveable’ is a short documentary film produced by RMIT University researchers showcasing the lived experiences of residents in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

The film includes interviews with eleven residents that highlight their perceptions and experiences of liveability in their suburb.

The interviews show that decisions to live in an outer suburb are shaped by a combination of perceived affordability, people’s aspirations for a good life, and access to public transport. Read about it here or watch it below:

Liveability: Lived Experience of Life on the Urban Fringe. FULL. from Natalia Chernaya on Vimeo.

Liveability: Lived Experience of Life on the Urban Fringe. Short version. from Natalia Chernaya on Vimeo.

Key People

Lead researchers

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti

Director, Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform

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Dr Cecily Maller

Dr Cecily Maller

Co-Convener of People, Nature, Place Program

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Dr Leila Mahmoudi Farahani

Dr Leila Mahmoudi Farahani

Research Fellow

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