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Local action – More Sustainable Cities Round Tables in the future

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on May 25th, 2007

The Sustainable Cities Round Table was held last night at the University of Melbourne. Eminent Melbourne professionals presented the essence of their environmental initiatives to three slides within a challenging 3 minute time slot. The topic and type of presentations reflected the diversity of issues relevant to establishing sustainable cities, such as the role of the government (State and Local), architecture, community and engineering amongst others. A strong message of the importance of networking and collaboration was shared among those who attended. A short discussion was held at the end of the evening to launch ideas of how Sustainable Melbourne could collaborate with others to support urban sustainability initiatives in Melbourne.

Outcomes and recordings of the Round Table will be published on this site within the next week. Read on for more details of the speakers and their topics.

Presenters included:


Ferne Edwards

Sustainable Cities Research Officer, VEIL, University of Melbourne
Re-inventing the city: SustainableMelbourne.com and SustainableCitiesNet.com


Jon Ward

General Manager, Business, Innovation & Technology, Sustainability Victoria
Sustainable Cities – Business, Community and Consumer Programs


Professor Tom Kvan

Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Naturbia


David Mayes

Manager, City Strategy, City of Melbourne
‘Future Melbourne a consensus to action to make a more sustainable Melbourne


Peter Davidson

L A B Architecture Studios
LAB: In this world together


Professor John Langford

Director, Uniwater, University of Melbourne
Water futures for a sustainable city


Professor Paul James

Director, Globalism Institute, RMIT University
Global Cities and Community Sustainability


Wayne Wescott

CEO, ICLEI Oceania
ICLEI Oceania


Adam Leggett

Senior Sustainability Specialist, ARUP
Global transfer and transition


Professor Chris Ryan

ACSIS, University of Melbourne
VEIL and Melbourne 2032

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