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Event – Community Sustainability Seminar 19 July – Ruth Lane and Anuja Cabraal

Posted in Events, Research by Ferne Edwards on July 16th, 2007

Community Sustainability Seminar – RMIT Global Cities Institute, Thursday 19th July 2007

The Community Sustainability Program of the Global Cities Institute is pleased to invite you to the second session in their seminar series. These seminars are open to researchers interested in the issues of community sustainability in global cities. The following presentations will be given at the seminar:

1. Dr Ruth Lane, School of Global Studies Political geographies and carbon economies of used household commodities.
In first world countries such as Australia, new market niches are emerging for energy or water efficient goods as affluent consumers upgrade to reduce their environmental footprint and the costs of running their households. While conventional economic drivers work well for technological innovation, an exclusive focus on the production of new commodities hides the significance of the circulation and disposal of existing commodity items

2. Anuja Cabraal, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing Microfinance- a case of building social and financial inclusion in a developed world context.
The presentation will focus on poverty alleviation in Australia, particularly in the context of social and financial inclusion. This will be followed with an outline the current arena of Microfinance in Australia.

Date: Thursday 19 July 2007
Time: 3.30-4.30pm
Venue: Meeting Room, Building 37, level 5 (Please note this is the regular venue for the seminars)
RSVP: There will be light refreshments served, please rsvp to: michelle.farley @rmit.edu.au

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