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, November 14
High-density living has been viewed as a key strategy to manage urban growth, and is increasingly becoming a feature in city planning.
In fact, by 2030, 60 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities (McKinsey & Company, 2013). As cities (particularly inner-city areas) transform and increase in density, they attract a variety of people, including retirees and young people, but also families.
Student enrolment pressures and smaller sites mean an innovative approach must be taken when planning new schools for inner-city sites. One solution is vertical schools, which, as the term implies, are multi-storey facilities built to make the most of small spaces.
What is the outlook on vertical schools? What are the potential advantages and challenges in meeting our sustainability agenda? What are the impacts on student learning? How can we enhance creative learning through innovative design? How can we provide improved quality of the indoor and outdoor environments through enhanced ventilation systems and acoustic conditioning?
: Tuesday, November 14.
: 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.
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to find out more and register, or register below. All attendees must register for catering purposes.