The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities is pleased to announce its October industry event, Climate Ready & Water Sensitive, capturing contemporary issues of city livability across the broad church of urban design.
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Location: Monash Law Chambers, Melbourne
(555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia)
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
(Pre-event refreshments from 5:00pm)
1. Heat, Health and Urban Design
Nigel Tapper will discuss the links between urban heat, health and thermal comfort and the role of urban design in improving the thermal comfort of cities.
Professor Nigel Tapper is Professor of Environmental Science, Monash University
2. An Urban Forest Strategy
Ian Shears will provide an overview of the transformative work City of Melbourne is undertaking to develop climate resilience and discuss contemporary approaches to integrated water management, urban forestry and open space planning.
Ian Shears, Manager, Urban Landscapes Branch, City of Melbourne
3. Sustainability Indexing and Industry Findings
From Stockland’s research program Ramana James will present what Stockland see as the greatest drivers of liveability and what part climate readiness plays in this.
Ramana James is Stockland’s National Sustainability Manager
Panel Chair – Jon Shinkfield
Jon will chair the panel of speakers and make opportunity for discussion and debate between speakers and the floor around currency, appropriateness, and future directions.
This is a free event but registration is essential.
Visit: https://climateready-watersensitive.eventbrite.com.au/ for more details