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Sustainable Urbanism Roadshow - Perth | Doing Density Well

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Curtin University - Old Perth Technical School

137 St Georges Terrace

Perth, WA 6000

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Prince’s Trust Australia, Curtin University, Government Architect WA, Climate Clever and the International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) invite you to join us for our next Sustainable Urbanism Roadshow event in Perth this November.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, The Australian National Outlook Report and many other studies all identify the built environment as a critical area in which to address the challenges of climate change and population growth. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggests the population of Perth may exceed 3.5 million people by 2050 requiring an estimated 800,000 new homes with supporting services and infrastructure. How do we manage the pressure of increasing urban density and minimise the impacts of development on the environment? How do we manage our existing places and build new places that not only meet the need for additional housing but creates socially sustainable and resilient communities?

Sandra Brewer, WA Executive Director for the Property Council of Australia will facilitate an evening of networking, presentations and a panel discussion exploring the importance of sustainable urbanism and place making in 'Doing Density Well’.

Free admission: Inclusive of light food and drinks

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Justin Hewitt - Director of Sustainable Communities | Prince's Trust Australia

Professor Peter Newman - Professor of Sustainability | Curtin University

Dr Vanessa Rauland - Founder & CEO | ClimateClever

Geoff Warn - Government Architect | Western Australian Government

Justin Hewitt: Is an archaeologist by trade and has 20 years experience working across the heritage, development and tourism sector. He has previously worked for the UK based sustainable development company, Our Place, and spent ten years with the NSW Government for The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Property NSW. Justin is an experienced project manager and has delivered projects within heritage, conservation, adaptive re-use and new development. His current work with Prince’s Trust Australia includes delivering a new exemplar development in Sydney and championing sustainable urbanism through education and training programs. Justin is the Chapter Chairman of INTBAU Australia (International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism) and has spent the last ten years as a member of the National Trust Australia (NSW) Industrial Heritage Committee.

Peter Newman AO: Is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Peter is an academic who has written 20 books and over 340 papers on sustainable cities with a global reputation and has worked to deliver his ideas in all levels of government. Peter has worked in local government as an elected councilor, in state government as an advisor to three Premiers and in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and the Prime Minister’s Cities Reference Group. He is the Co-ordinating Lead Author for the UN’s IPCC on Transport. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. In 2018/19 he was the WA Scientist of the Year.

Dr Vanessa Rauland: Is an author, academic, public speaker and entrepreneur. Vanessa worked as a researcher and lecturer at Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute for over 10 years, where she supervised numerous PhD students in the fields of sustainability, renewable energy and carbon reduction. She has a background in climate change and sustainability and a PhD in decarbonising cities and low carbon urban development. This, combined with a keen interest in innovation, STEM and entrepreneurship, Vanessa is passionate about tackling climate change through education, technology and startups. She is the Founder and Managing Director of the EdTech startup, ClimateClever, which helps students, schools and their communities to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.

Geoff Warn: Was appointed WA Government Architect in November 2013. As Government Architect he provides leadership and independent strategic advice to government to improve the design of public buildings and spaces, and enhance the quality of the built environment.Geoff also Chairs the State Design Review Panel which is tasked with reviewing the design quality of significant and strategic built environment projects and initiatives. Geoff is a highly respected practitioner and director of With_Architecture Studio, an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio with a strong reputation for design expertise and with extensive experience in architecture, urban design and master planning.

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