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Introducing the Sustainable Cities Round Table – Mobility, 17 March

Posted in Events, Models, Movements, Policies, Research, Sustainable Cities Round Tables, Visions by Ferne Edwards on March 31st, 2008

The Sustainable Cities Round Table – Mobility was held recently on Monday, 17 March, at the University of Melbourne. Proudly supported by GAMUT – The Australasian Centre for the Governance And Management of Urban Transport and organised by SustainableMelbourne.com and the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) the evening was full of speakers from a variety of backgrounds and projects across the sustainable transport spectrum. The evening was professionally filmed by Ryan Spanger from Dream Engine Productions and footage of the event is published here on SustainableMelbourne.com.

Speakers included:
Dr John Grant, JA Grant & Assoc., “Walking to a more sustainable future – Solvitur Ambulando”
Paul McKay, Cyclovia Consultant, “Cyclovia”
Marie Watt, Photographic Artist, “The power of spin”
Steven Ingrouille, Principal, Going Solar, “Introducing innovative & cost-effective transit technologies”
Dr Patrick Moriarty, GAMUT Partner, “The wearing of the green”
Alice Woodruff, Walking & Cycling, Department of Infrastructure, “Changing the way we travel”
Daniel Epstein, Managing Director, “Conservo & Sustainiversity”
David Fewchuk, Chairman Aurora Vehicle Assoc. Inc., “Travelling on the Sun”
Bill Bretherton, Human Powered Cycles, “Asylum seekers, sustainability & cycling as transport”
Bruce Herbes, Wayfinding Consultant, “Making the City Legible”
Dianne Moy, VEIL, & Kathleen Turner, Architect student, SKM/ University of Melbourne, “Mobility & the Extended School System 2032”

Other features of the evening included drumming by Mathew Apted and a photography exhibition by Marie Watt. Assoc. Prof. Nick Low from GAMUT, the sponsors of the event, led a discussion on sustainable transport futures – responses have also been posted on SustainableMelbourne.com.

We would like to thank the sponsors, presenters, muscian, artist and everyone who was involved – it was a great evening!

Prof. Chris Ryan and Ferne Edwards from VEIL introduced the event. See footage of their presentations below.