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Transport Systems and Governance: Melbourne Emergence Monthly Meetup

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 31st, 2013

8 August , 2013
5:30 pmto7:00 pm
Image via sourceable.net

Image via sourceable.net

How can ideas from complex systems and multiple scales inform the governance and decision-making around transport systems and infrastructure?

The focus of this Emergence Meetup will be a follow-up to the previous month’s theme of urban planning and design, but this time applied to transport systems in particular.  We believe this is a timely theme given the current debate around several possible major transport infrastructure investments in Melbourne that may shape our region for decades to come.

  • Dr Russell Thompson will join us to give a talk on “Investigating sustainable transport in Melbourne using information portals”. This will provide illustrations of how we can discover how sustainable our local areas are using publicly available databases and analysis tools such as the VISTA portal, ABS Census and VicRoads CrashStats.
  • Tony Smith’s presentation will be focused on the western tunnel portal of the proposed East-West motorway, and consequent disruption of showcase areas of Royal Park West, significant Parkville West housing assets and ‘black comedic duplication of the lower Moonee Ponds Creek disaster zone’.

After presentations and discussion we expect to head to a nearby cafe/restaurant for those interested in a meal and further conversation.

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 5:30 PM
RMIT Room 56.06.87 (Building 56, Level 6, Room 87), cnr. Queensberry and Lygon St, Carlton South
Info and RSVP at: www.meetup.com/emergence-24


Transitions to Sustainability in Agriculture: Public Lecture

Posted in Events, Research by land-environment on May 17th, 2011

24 May , 2011
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

Date: Tuesday 24th May
Time: 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Pamela Matson
Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences
Stanford University
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies

Location: Lower Theatre, Melbourne School of Land and Environment Building, University of Melbourne

Earth is undergoing rapid population growth, urbanization, industrial growth, and consumption of natural resources, with concomitant changes in the global life support systems. How can we meet the needs of the 9 billion people while at the same time sustaining the ecosystems, air, water and climate systems on which we rely for our and future generations’ well-being and survival?  Professor Matson will discuss some of the critical challenges at the nexus of food, water and global environmental change, and will present research examples from a multi-disciplinary project in Mexico in which use-inspired research both improved scientific understanding and contributed to sustainable management approaches.

To register, please visit: http://www.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/deanslectures/matson

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