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Paul Hawken @ Thriving Neighbourhoods Conference

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 26th, 2011

25 October , 2011
26 October , 2011

Thriving Neighbourhoods is a Conference Series that explores the impact of the built and natural environments on communities’ health, wellbeing and productivity. The 2011 conference focuses on the role of Local Governments in creating liveable, sustainable and healthy communities: how they engage stakeholders including the property, planning, parks and recreation, health, and other government sectors.

The Conference will take these diverse groups out of their silos and work collaboratively to create a living environment where residents are healthy and productive.

Paul Hawken, renowned author whose works have transformed businesses’ thinking about their impact on the environment, will be in Melbourne to address the conference. In The Ecology of Commerce, he argues for “full-cost accounting”: taking account of social, environmental and economic costs to truly gauge the impact of a business decision. His other works include Natural Capitalism and Blessed Unrest.

For the full program and to register: http://thrivingneighbourhoods2011.org

25 – 26 October 2011
St Kilda Town Hall
Melbourne

Employment, Mobility and Living in a Growing City: Melbourne Conversations

Posted in Events, Opinion by Kate Archdeacon on March 29th, 2011

30 March , 2011
6:00 pmto7:30 pm


Image: Hammarby Sjostad by La Citta Vita via flickr CC

Melbourne is expanding to the inner north and west and the notion and dominance of a CBD is changing. What type and proportions of living, working and playing places should be provided, and how will mobility in these renewed areas be facilitated? How do comparable cities cope and thrive? Join the conversation about jobs, dwellings, services, planning, and improved public transport, walking and cycling.

6.00pm to 7.30pm, entry from 5.30pm Wednesday 30 March 2011
BMW Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne

More details: http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/conversations

Panellists:

  • Professor Graham Currie – Chair in Public Transport, Monash University
  • Halvard Dalheim – Director State Strategy, Department of Planning & Community Development, Melbourne
  • Professor Moura Quayle – UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dr Marcus Spiller – Director SGS Economics, Melbourne

Moderator: Peter Mares – Journalist and Presenter ABC Radio National.
Discussant: Dr Ruth Fincher – Professor of Geography University of Melbourne


Announcing the Sustainable Cities Round Table on Healthy Cities, 12 November

Posted in Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on October 10th, 2008

SustainableMelbourne.com and the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) invite you to:

The Sustainable Cities Round Table on Healthy Cities
Village Roadshow Theatrette, The State Library of Victoria
6-8pm, 12 November 2008
A free event!
Presented in partnership with the Australasian Centre for the Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT) and the State Library of Victoria
Please register your attendance to RSVP@SustainableMelbourne.com by 7 November

A truly sustainable city must also be a healthy one. At this Sustainable Cities Round Table we will explore the nexus between environment and health. How are healthy cities also more environmentally-friendly? How can greater happiness help the planet? We will hear from a range of experts and practitioners in topics covering carbon-neutral transport to consumption, parks and diet. This event also features international guest speaker, John Whitelegg.

The Sustainable Cities Round Tables are a regular series of events that showcase local environmental initiatives and encourage networking for people working in urban sustainability issues across the government, academic, industry and community sectors. To view footage of previous events visit www.sustainablemelbourne.com and click on “Sustainable Cities Round Tables” at the top of the screen.