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climate ready and water sensitive

Your Invitation

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.

Event Details

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.

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