Event – The concept of â€œRe-imagining the Australian Suburb” – 13 November
A free event featuring a series of short presentations followed by an open discussion of current theory and practice as well as future research opportunities.
Presentation topics include:
The Ecological Footprint as an Assessment Tool for Urban Development;
Extinction in the suburbs: Can we avoid it? New scientific tools for better biodiversity planning in the urban fringe;
Innovation, agency and structure: creating a tool to make the Australian building industry more sustainable;
Metropolitan Governance and Cooperation for Transit-Oriented Development in City Regions.
Who should attend: Academics, government, councils, developers, industry and community groups, interested individuals.
Guest speaker – Dr Dominique Hes
Our feature presenter is academic and lecturer Dr Dominique Hes. Dominique was one of the key people in bringing industry partners and academics together to create the Re-imagining the Suburbs project. As the project draws to its end, it is a time to look back on what has been achieved so far as well as contemplate the future.
Dominique has carried out research on Victorian residential projects such as the Commonwealth Games Village and Aurora; commercial projects such as Melbourne City Councils Council House Two and local government projects such as Reservoir Civic Centre. Her research interests are identifying and filling the knowledge gaps in sustainability practice and application.
Date: 13 November 2007, 1pm-5pm
Location: Activity Rooms A and B Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St Carlton
RSVP 9 November, Margaret Bates, margaret.bates @rmit.edu.au
Light refreshments will be served
For further information about the research project and for information on last years seminar go to: www.rmit.edu.au/re-imagining/