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Living with Water: Design for Uncertain Times

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (AEDT)

Living with Water: Design for Uncertain Times

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
General Admission 25/02/2018 $195.00 $10.74 $20.57
Group ticket (5+ attendees)
A special discount for those organisations that wish to purchase five or more tickets for their teams.
20/03/2018 $156.00 $8.79 $16.48

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Water has always played a vital role in human history, enabling trade and agriculture while supporting health and vitality. Yet what happens when water threatens life? Today some cities suffer from rising sea-levels and unprecedented storms, while other cities suffer drought and depleted aquifers. How can we build resilience in such uncertain times?

In this full-day symposium, Foreground and a series of national and international experts will explore the relationship between water and land.

NOTE: Members of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects are entitled to six Informal CPD points for attendance at this event.

Speakers include:

  • Kongjian Yu
    Founder and Dean of the School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University and founding Director of Turenscape, one of the first and largest private architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism practices in China. He is a globally acknowledged leader in the field of flood adaptive landscapes and urban water systems.
  • Lykke Leonardsen
    Program Director for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions in Copenhagen, where she is responsible for Copenhagen’s sustainable urbanism, including the city’s US$1.4 billion flood management plan entitled ‘Cloudburst’.
  • Kristina Hill
    Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley, with a primary focus on adapting urban districts and shorezones to the new challenges associated with climate change.
  • Adrian McGregor
    Founding principal of McGregor Coxall with over 25-years of experience working, teaching and writing about urban design, landscape architecture and the environment. McGregor Coxall has delivered numerous projects, both in Australia and China that bring together landscape, water and innovative environmental science.
  • Nigel Bertram
    Director of NMBW Architecture Studio and Practice Professor of Architecture at Monash University. where he leads research projects seeking new relationships between natural and human-made urban systems. Current projects within the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities investigate the design implications of changing conditions influencing the cities of Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
  • Tashia Dixon
    Principal Urban Designer at Melbourne Water. Tashia has worked in both the public and private sectors around Australia and throughout Asia for the past 18 years. In her current role, Tashia is responsible for embedding the Urban Design Program into the broader Melbourne Water business.
  • Adrian Gray
    Manager of Urban Design at Brimbank City Council and the current Victorian State President for the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. He was the inaugural Chair of Greening the West from 2013-2015. With over 20 years of experience as a landscape architect, Adrian has been a leading figure in the transformation of the public realm in Brimbank.
  • Toby Kent
    Chief Resilience Officer at the City of Melbourne, and the first resilience officer in Australia. He has created and implemented resilience and sustainability strategies across a range of sectors, working across government, community and industry stakeholders.
  • Ian Shears
    Manager Urban Sustainability at City of Melbourne, with 30 years of experience in urban landscapes and urban forestry. He is an experienced practitioner in public open space design, implementation and management. Ian and his teams have been credited with the development of some of Australia's most progressive environmental policies, programs and projects, and have won many Victorian, Australian and international awards.


All tickets include morning and afternoon tea.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV and is being held in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the University of Melbourne.

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Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Southbank
Melbourne, Victoria 3006
Australia

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (AEDT)


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Foreground is a digital publication delivering news and analysis on cities, places and the people who create them. We explore the design and development of our shared spaces, embracing urban, suburban and rural environments, as well as public and private domains (and the increasing number of domains that lie in-between). A partnership between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Uro Publications and industry supporters, Foreground examines the way we use, regulate and shape our environments through landscape architecture and related fields.

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