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Thriving or Just Surviving: Urban Challenges for this century

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 10th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar
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Image: Eugène Hénard, via Cornell

Another Melbourne Conversation: A series of free public discussions in the city exploring issues and topics that make Melbourne – and Melburnians – tick.

Canadian urban strategist and author Jeb Brugmann writes that our cities are becoming laboratories for solving major challenges of the twenty-first century: poverty, inequality, and environmental sustainability. Discuss how the experiences and future planning of cities could solve pressing environmental and social issues and increase the quality of life for all citizens.

Monday 14 Sept 6pm to 7.30pm Entry from 5.30pm

Panelists in speaking order:

Prof. Rob Adams AM – Director Design and Urban Environment, City of Melbourne

Ms Patricia Faulkner AO – Chair, Australian Social Inclusion Board and National Partner-in-Charge for Health at KPMG

Mr Jeb Brugmann – Urban Strategist, Founder of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), Canada

Respondent: Dr Cathy Oke – Exec Comm Member ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Oceania and Councilor at City of Melbourne.

Moderator: Peter Mares Journalist, Broadcaster ABC Radio National.

MELBOURNE BMW Edge, Federation Square
All welcome, No bookings required,  Arrive early to ensure a seat

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