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, August 8
Thrivability, Regeneration, and the Eden Project
What is regeneration? What is thrivability? And, why is it seen as the “radical new way” to drive innovation? Led by international and local experts, this forum will address why regenerative development and running a business in a generative way is important and very possible.
Development cases looked at will include post-mining communities and housing development. The forum will explore examples from Australia, and look at the lessons from the Eden Project, and how understanding the link between regenerating nature, development potential and having a business aligned with nature is a great way to have thriving social, ecological, and economic outcomes.
Though we will be discussing serious issues, the intention is that Melbourne Forum also incorporates elements of fun and laughter. It is well known that innovation and the ability to solve the pertinent issues facing us today occur more successfully when we are not in a reactive, stressed, and concerned frame of mind. For this reason, for one special Melbourne Forum, your MC will be comedian Rod Quantock.
: Tuesday, August 8.
: 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.