A consortium of government and leading built-environment industry bodies established the seminar series, Melbourne Forum, to focus on promoting sustainability in the commercial built environment.
The Melbourne Forum is currently supported by Sustainability Victoria
, Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory (SBi Lab) – RMIT University
, Melbourne School of Design – University of Melbourne
, City of Melbourne
, City West Water
Aims and objectives
The forums aim to increase the development and refurbishment of green commercial buildings in Victoria to achieve greater levels of sustainable performance. The forums demonstrate environmental leadership by each partner organisation, facilitating discussion and debate around sustainability in the built environment in Melbourne and, more broadly, Victoria. The series facilitate a unique space for leading practitioners and policymakers in the built-environment sector to come together and discuss sustainability issues, technologies and developments, as well as to share ideas and experiences.
The Melbourne Forum has been running since 2006, with the support of Sustainability Victoria, University of Melbourne, RMIT University, City West Water, City of Melbourne, and Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) among others.
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Upcoming Melbourne Forum
Melbourne Forum, May 21
Positive legacy developments
If we are to thrive into the future, humanity must address the social and ecological problems it has created. We need to find a way to live in the world so as to increase its capacity, not diminish it. The Melbourne Forum speakers all approach this idea from their own perspectives.
Bill Reed is a long-term practitioner of regenerative development, a process that has resulted in projects that have increased the vitality, viability and resilience of the larger ecosystems in which they exist.
Lucinda Hartley has been working with communities to empower them to connect to their places and have ownership and love for them, resulting in more viable communities.
And David Holmgren is a globally renowned author and educator in permaculture, which balances food production and ecological potential. His recent book RetroSuburbia brings these ideas into the suburban household and neighbourhood context.
: Monday, May 21.
: 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Presentations will finish at approximately 7.30pm, followed by networking drinks and finger food until 8.30pm.
: The Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne
. Take the stairs next to the white umbrellas in the courtyard, down to the lower plaza. The theatre is on the left, under the stairs.