How do challenge and inspire planners and designers to lift the bar and engage with the key levers of change in our cities? Take a city shaping project, Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Precinct, and a handful of leading thinkers and dive into the future. This state-wide forum provided the opportunity to plan for success, using the opportunities offered by delivering a sustainable inner-urban regeneration project. The Green Star communities framework outlines some of the desired characteristics and deliverables for sustainable urban futures. Out Planning Institute Hypothetical brought this framework to life by identifying key success factors for Fishermans Bend in relation to health, transport, urban design, housing diversity, local economy and governance. The future looks bright!