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Local action & Networks – The Sustainable Cities Round Table, 1 August 2007

Posted in Events, Sustainable Cities Round Tables, Visions by Ferne Edwards on August 8th, 2007

What a wonderful evening! A fantastic turnout and inspiring presentations occurred again at our second Sustainable Cities Round Table. Following on from the structure of the last Round Table, we had seven of Melbournes sustainable cities experts deliver their environmental initiatives within a brief three minutes, followed by an enthusiastic brainstorm/ discussion about our sponsor’s, VicUrban, “Officer” project. The event closed with the opportunity for networking and future collaborations with drinks and canapes.

The entire event was filmed – thank you to Mr Ryan Spanger from Dream Engine films – and is now available on this site. Simply place the names of the presenters (listed below) in our Search Category to visit a post about their talk and see the video presentation or simply click on the link below.

Presenters included:
Introduction by Prof Chris Ryan & Ferne Edwards, Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society (ACSIS), University of Melbourne – see video below
Mr Alan Pears, Adjunct Professor, RMIT University & Director, Sustainable Solutions Pty Ltd, “The carbon neutral revolution – transforming cities”
Ms Monique Conheady, Co-founder & CEO, Flexicar, “If you live in a city, you dont need to own a car”
Mr David Teller, UNGC-Cities Programme Director & Committee for Melbourne Acting CEO, “The United Nations Global Compact – Cities Programme: Melbourne-based urban governance and innovation”
Mr David Craven, Executive Director, Green Building Council of Australia, “Sustainable cities: The role of the Green Building Council”
Mr Mick Pearce, Design Inc., “The City and Nature”
Ms Robyn Evans, Sustainable Transport Officer, Environment Victoria, “Environment Victorias Sustainable Transport campaign: Linking environment with transport”
Mr Martin Williams, Sustainability Manager, VicUrban, “VicUrban Sustainability Charter”
Brainstorming/ discussion: ‘Creating a carbon neutral community with the lights on, presented by
Derek Klau, VicUrban and facilitated by Chris Ryan, ACSIS

The film of the introduction by Prof Chris Ryan & Ferne Edwards, Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society (ACSIS), University of Melbourne


The next Sustainable Cities Round Table will be held on September 12. If you would like an invitation to attend this popular event, please email me, Ferne Edwards, at fedwards @unimelb.edu.au.