Event – Malcom Smith, ARUP, and Megacities, Global Cities Institute
Is the mega city the end of life as we know it?
2008 is a milestone for the human race. Next year more than half the worlds population (some 3.3 billion people) will live in cities. By 2030 that number is expected to have blown out to almost 5 billion. According to the UN report â€œThe State of the World Population 2007â€, the future quality of how well we live in these mega-cities depends on decisions being made now.
If you care about sustainable quality of life in the urban environment you need to meet Malcolm Smith, Director of Arups global Urban Design team.
Date: 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Thursday 2 August 2007
Place: RMIT, Research Lounge. Located at Building 28, Level 5, of the City Campus, Opposite the RMIT Library (entrance to this building can be made from Swanston Street or Bowen Lane).
Introducing: Malcolm Smith
Malcolm is involved in some of the highest profile contemporary projects on urbanism including:
The master planning for the 8,400ha Dongtan Eco-City project in Shanghai.
The regeneration of the urban Stratford Rail Lands associated with the London Channel Tunnel Link.
Other experience includes a variety of mixed use developments in London and membership of the Williams Committee advising on a review of housing needs in the Thames gateway. Malcolm joined Arup after completing his Masters degree in Architecture at Yale University. He previously gained wide experience in Australia on a wide range of buildings projects.