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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

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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:


  • 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

Healthy Parks = Healthy People? A Melbourne Conversation

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 13th, 2010

Source: Climate Action Calendar

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Healthy Parks = Healthy People? Nature & the outdoor life. Conversations about parks, play, children, access to nature, wellbeing and the great outdoors.

Richard Louv identified a phenomenon: nature-deficit disorder. His book Last Child in the Woods has galvanized an international movement around the disconnection between children and nature. Steve Coleman leads Washinton DC’s 16-year-old alliance of public/private parks partnerships, which manages restoration, stewardship, and programming of their parks across the city. Mardie Townsend is involved, in collaboration with Parks Victoria and other partner organisations, in investigating the benefits of contact with nature for human health and wellbeing.


Associate Professor Mardie Townsend, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University;

Steve Coleman Executive Director, Washington Parks and People, USA;

Richard Louv Journalist, Author and chairman and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network, USA.


Natasha Mitchell – Journalist and Presenter, ABC Radio National – All in the Mind.

Tue 13 Apr
6pm to 7.30pm, entry from 5.30pm
BMW Edge, Federation Square
All welcome,  No bookings required, Free entry

Melbourne to Copenhagen: A Melbourne Conversation

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 30th, 2009

Source: Melbourne Conversations

Melbourne to Copenhagen: What’s our responsibility for climate change?

With the Copenhagen conference unlikely to produce binding agreement on lower Co2 emission targets, urgent and ongoing local action on climate change mitigation efforts and adaptation measures is even more important. Catch up on the latest science on climate change, hear what is being done by organisations and individuals, and learn what needs to be planned for in the future and what you can do to help. Join in with the panel and have your say!

Time: 6 to 7.30 pm
Date: Wednesday 9th December
Venue: BMW Edge Federation Square

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Houses, Homes & Hope: A Melbourne Conversation

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 24th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar

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Houses, Homes & Hope: Creating Neighbourhoods That Are Better Places To Live – An event to discuss housing and safe neighbourhoods.

A range of local and international panellists will consider how affordable housing can give hope for low-income individuals and families trying to create safe homes. The panellists will also discuss the challenges of better designed neighbourhoods, health improvement, the future of the young and the changing nature of the “home”. Come along and have your say.

Thu 26 Nov 6pm to 7.30pm. Entry from 5.30pm

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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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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

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Invitation Homelessness, Poverty, Social Entrepreneurship

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on December 2nd, 2008

Future Leaders is pleased to join with the City of Melbourne and the Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup to invite you and your friends to a special series of three Melbourne Conversations

What: “KICKING GOALS – CHANGING LIVES”: Discussions about homelessness, poverty, social entrepreneurship and making a change
When: 3-5 December, 2008
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Moderator: Ms Tracee Hutchison, a writer, broadcaster, reporter for ABC TVs 7.30 Report and Saturday Age Opinion columnist.

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