12 July 2017
Ecocity: NUA Roadmap for Sustainable and Liveable Communities

The Ecocity World Summit is one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. The 2017  Summit is being held in Melbourne, Australia from 12-14 July 2017. This multi sector global event brings together researchers, policy makers and citizens to identify and create pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities. Former US Vice President Al Gore will deliver a key note address on the role of cities in meeting the global climate challenge on Thursday 15 July.

The UN Global Compact – Cities Programme, the Victorian state government, Compass Housing and RMIT University are co-hosting a concurrent session under the Urban Leadership stream on the opening day.

It is focused on The New Urban Agenda: Towards a Roadmap for Achieving Sustainable and Liveable Communities. 

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Vic 3006
Room 109

The session is interactive and specifically focuses on addressing inequality as the key driver for sustainable cities and communities with groups working on key thematic wicked problems:

  • Delivering Housing affordability
  • Reconfiguring urban infrastructure to provide access for all
  • Collocating decent jobs and decent housing
  • Delivering social inclusion/mixed communities
  • Delivering low carbon energy justice (access to fossil free energy for all)

Chair: Ralph Horne,  Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University and Director of the Cities Programme.

Speakers: Dave Adamson, Research and Development Manager at Compass Housing, Sharon Gil, Programme Officer, UN Environment and Michael Nolan, Chair UN Global Compact – Cities Programme.

Table Facilitators: 

Elizabeth Ryan, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact – Cities Programme

Jago Dodson, Director of the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

Iain Butterworth, Manager Liveability and Sustainability, DHHS

Mia Davidson, Principal Planner Planning projects, DELWP

Jane Stanley, President of EAROPH Australia

Joyati Das, Head of Urban Programming, World Vision International

Tom Alves, Research Fellow Melbourne Housing Exposition, University of Melbourne

Suzanne Knight, Program Director Liveability Victoria International, DELWP

See the Ecocity 2017 website for more information and registration details.