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Lecture on Sustainability
Andrea McIntosh

Hi - this might be worth checking out....

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
The University of Melbourne

The Dean's Lecture Series 2003

Lyndsay Neilson
Secretary, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria

Melbourne 2030: Delivering Sustainable Growth
Tuesday 5 August
6.15pm
Sisalkraft Theatre
Ground floor, Architecture and Planning building
This is a FREE event


Melbourne is at a developmental crossroads.

Strong urban growth has created opportunities - a healthy building sector,
high levels of investment, new jobs.

But it has also highlighted pressures - runaway development threatening
environmental assets, satellite suburbs with poor equity of access,
unsustainable increases in natural resource use.

A 'business as usual' approach to development won't balance the social,
environmental and economic factors that have kept Melbourne one of the
world's most liveable cities.

With its population expected to rise by at least one million over the next
30 years, Melbourne's growth needs to become more sustainable if it is to
keep that distinction.

Professor Neilson will profile the opportunities and pressures facing
Victoria's capital city, and discuss how the State Government's roadmap,
Melbourne 2030, is working to deliver more sustainable growth.

Professor Lyndsay Neilson is Secretary of the Department of Sustainability
and Environment in Victoria, Australia, the lead agency for Statewide
promotion and management of sustainability in the natural and built
environments. He has extensive experience in Australia and internationally
in urban research, planning and management consultancy, public policy
development and public administration.

During 2000 - 2002 Professor Neilson was the Secretary of the Department of
Infrastructure, Victoria. He was previously Director of the Centre for
Developing Cities at the University of Canberra, where he established the
Centre's Urban Management Program. Professor Neilson was Deputy Secretary
of the Australian Department of Housing and Regional Development, and
Chief Executive of the National Capital Planning Authority. He was
responsible for the Australian Government's 'Better Cities' program.

Between 1979 and 1989 he was also Director of Neilson Associates Pty
Limited, a planning, urban management and public policy consultancy.

Dean Mundey
External Relations Officer
Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning
The University of Melbourne
Vic 3010
Australia

Tel: +61 3 8344 3740
Fax: +61 3 8344 5532
Email: dmundey@unimelb.edu.au

Planning 30th July, 2003 07:29:17   [#] 

Comments

This was good
Did anyone else go besides me and Russell?
Aaron Hewett  5th August, 2003 20:01:16  

Damn I wish I had of gone!!
24 hrs in one day is not enough anymore :-(
Andrea McIntosh  8th August, 2003 15:40:28  

Lousy 24 hours
I put this in my diary about 3 or 4 months ago and STILL didnt make it :(
Len  11th August, 2003 14:17:43  


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