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Sustainable Cities for the Future

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 9th, 2009

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Graduate Research Conference: Sustainable Cities for the Future

Globally, economies are facing challenges to future sustainability and are investing in strategies to mitigate, and adapt to, the potential of new climatic realities. People are increasingly moving into urban areas, placing stress on transport and other basic infrastructure. Australia provides an excellent ‘laboratory’ to review the future sustainability of cities, with climate scientists suggesting it will be one of the first countries to be impacted by climate change. Universitas 21 is holding a second conference for graduate researchers to be held in Australia from 29 November 2009 to 6 December 2009. The conference builds on the highly successful inaugural graduate research conference held in Birmingham in July 2008 on the themes of Water and Sustainability.

The conference will explore issues of sustainability of cities including: energy; water; the built environment; cultural, historical and social issues; human health; transport and the natural environment.

Dates: 29 November – 6 December 2009

Venue: Universities of Melbourne & Queensland, Australia
Participants: All U21 graduate students with an academic / research interest in city sustainability and associated themes.

The conference provides an inclusive, multi-disciplinary context to examine the topics listed above. Participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research through oral and poster presentations. Graduate research students from all disciplines are invited to apply.

Deadline: 30 September 2009

For more information, visit the Universitas 21 website.

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