Local action & Networks – Outcomes from Sustainable Cities Round Table, 24 May
Thank you to all the people who attended and contributed to the first Sustainable Cities Round Table. It was a great night as ten of Melbournes inspiring sustainable cities experts delivered their environmental initiatives within a brief three minutes. The event also launched discussion of Melbournes possible involvement in the United Nations Marrakech Process.
From feedback collated on the evening, outcomes from the Round Table include:
On-going Sustainable Cities Round Tables to be held bi-monthly with the opportunity for a range of organizations to support the event. The next Round Table will be held in late July (date tbc).
Goals of the evening are to enhance collaboration between key stakeholders in urban sustainability while brainstorming new ideas and connections to further sustainability within Melbourne. The evenings will consist of a showcase of local urban sustainability initiatives in the style of a â€œpecha kuchaâ€. We may add another brief session to further brainstorm urban sustainability ideas and connections.
Video of Ferne Edwards, Sustainable Cities Research Officer, presenting about the Sustainable Cities project at the first Sustainable Cities Round Table.
Video of Jon Ward, Sustainability Victoria, speaking about the United Nations Marrakesh Program and the Sustainable Cities project at the Sustainable Cities Round Table.
The SustainableMelbourne.com website will soon host information about the speakers, a copy of their powerpoint slides and a video of their talks. The SustainableMelbourne.com website will also list â€œvisionsâ€ (ideas of how a future Melbourne could work) and â€œseekingâ€ (the elements required to make this happen) from the event for public response. Please be sure to check the website regularly to see if your questions have been answered.
If you have any questions about the Sustainable Cities Round Table or about SustainableMelbourne.com or SustainableCitiesNet.com, please contact Ferne Edwards, (03)8344 3004 or fedwards @unimelb.edu.au.