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Global Ideas Lab: Sustainable Cities
Wed., 12/10/2016, 6:30 pm – Sat., 15/10/2016, 8:30 pm AEDT
The UN have estimated that 60% of the world's population will be living in cities by 2030. Although the world’s cities occupy just 3 per cent of the Earth’s land, they actually account for 60-80% of global energy consumption and 75 per cent of carbon emissions. This urban living is exerting pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the living environment, and public health.
To dissect Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) further, Global Ideas Lab invite Rob McGauran to help lead group discussions focused on the intersection of sustainable development/cities and global health. Rob leads the master planning, design advocacy and urban design disciplines within the award winning Practice MGS Architects. His particular areas of interest are around the themes of knowledge cities, inclusive cities, sustainable cities and connected cities and the buildings and programs that support these themes and this is drawn from both the particular and distinctive attributes of and challenges facing Australian Cities.
This Lab, brought to you with the support of our partner Gilead, will leave you not only informed how the spaces we live in can impact on our health but also enhance individual and collective capcity to influence change in creative and transformative ways.
Drinks and light refreshments served from 6:30pm.
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