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Sustainable Cities NOVEMBER WORKSHOP Sustainable Design Brief for Canberra - scenarios and opportunities for shaping the future of the city.
The 2009 series of Sustainable Cities Forums has researched the important issues, options and strategies to be tackled by the Government, the industry and the community of the ACT in working towards a sustainable future.
The aim of these forums is to develop a better understanding of sustainable city principles for Canberra providing resources for debate on future planning directions. The November Workshop drew on the information presented at each of the forums and the June workshop to develop scenarios for the design of the city's future form.
OCTOBER FORUM "Health by Design & Amenity in the City for Sustainable urban Forests and Landscapes in the public realm"
Health by Design presented by Professor Tony Capon
Tony works at the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. He spoke about how we design our cities to promote good health outcomes for people in all stages of their lives. He is currently a co-convenor of the ANU's Adaptive Research Network looking at the health impacts and adaptions required due to climiate change.
Amenity in the city design for sustainable urban forests and landscapes in the public presented by Andrew Mackenzie Click HERE for the paper and HERE for the presentation
Andrew is the course convenor in landscape architecture at the University of Canberra, and a PhD candidate at the ANU. His primary areas of investigation are landscape planning, landscape architecture, suburban landscapes and urban development.
SEPTEMBER FORUM "Energy efficiency, urban form and housing models"
Energy efficient urban forms Dr Jago Dodson Griffith University
Dr Dodson has been invited to speak on urban forms. He has been asked to speak on what are the more energy efficient forms and the issues that may impact on opportunities for improvement within different urban forms with a view to contributing input to the debate on densification or dispersal.
Design of medium density energy efficient housing Mr John McDonald, DesignInc, Melbourne. John will present the case study of the K2 housing development in Windsor, Melbourne. This was a successfully run competition with real outcomes of medium density, highly energy efficient housing. John’s presentation will also draw on post occupancy study information.
AUGUST FORUM Water Management
Dr Shiroma Maheepala, CSIRO presented “Water smart city systems”
Dr Shiroma Maheepala is a Principal Research Scientist in the Integrated Urban Water Systems research group which is part of the Urban and Industrial Water research program. She leads Water Smart City Systems stream.
Jamie Dawson, Envirolinks Design presented “Design for water management in the urban landscape” Jamie Dawson BLArch AAILA MSAGCA MEIANZ, Managing Director Envirolinks Design (Landscape Architecture). Since graduating as a Landscape Architect in 1980, he has developed a broad range of consultancy experience throughout Australia and overseas, a lateral approach to solutions and a desire for quality and good project control.
JULY FORUM Transport Oriented Development
Transit Oriented Development - Louisa Carter. Louisa is Principal Integrated Transport and Land Use with GHD Australia B. A. B. Des. St., B. Arch (Hons) PhD Urban Pl. (cand). Louisa is the Principal Urban Planner within the Transport Planning Group with over 15 years senior experience in the design and planning of urban areas.
JUNE WORKSHOP Design brief for Canberra in the 21st Century
An interactive workshop aimed at drawing out a sustainable design brief for Canberra in the 21st Century. The brief will be used to set the context for the next series of talks and the development of scenarios in the November workshop. We hope to stimulate more broadly based thinking about what cities need to deliver and a framework for transitions that more holistically consider how the community lives within the fabric of the city. Chaired by Annabelle Pegrum.
Melinda Dodson: Current National President of the Australian Institute of Architects
Ian Lawrence: Water management in an inland city and implications for the design of Canberra - Environmental engineer, planner and scientist, with 48 years of experience in planning, assessment and management of water resources.
Dr Graham Turner: Sustainability Challenges & Urban Development - Senior research scientist at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems ,Canberra
Dr Paul Tranter : Creating child friendly cities – “Where do the children play?” Associate Professor in Geography in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences (PEMS) at UNSW at ADFA in Canberra
Sheila Hughes: Sheila is Chair of the ACT Chapter Planning Committee.
MAY FORUM Liveability
A common response from politicians and commentators to urban consolidation are variations on the question “Where do the children play?”. Liveability and the importance of the social dimension will be addressed.
Human Futures: liveability of the City - Guy Barnett, research scientist at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems.
APRIL FORUM Ecological footprint and Costs of dispersal lifecycle costs for a suburban
Ecological Footprint of Canberra - Dr Christopher Dey. Chris is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.
Costs of Dispersal - Lifecycle costs for a suburban city - Paul Howorth. Paul is an urban planner and lawyer practising as a consultant.
MARCH FORUM Sustainable Cities Forum One
Environmental performance of our suburbs - Dr Matthew Beatty
Reshaping our suburbs: An architect’s investigation - Colin Stewart, Colin Stewart Architects.