The Excellent City Series: Designing Resilience


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How do we design to survive? (Responding to a climate and biodiversity emergency)

In 2019, The City of Melbourne declared a climate and biodiversity emergency. The Declaration recognises that climate change and mass species extinction pose serious risks to the people of Melbourne and Australia and should be treated as an emergency.

How does the built environment of our city need to change to help us survive this emergency through hotter days, bushfire smoke, more intense storms and flooding as well as sea level rise?

Come and hear what City of Melbourne is already doing and join us for a deep dive exploring what Design Excellence looks like when responding to a climate and biodiversity emergency.

The City of Melbourne’s Design Excellence Program reinforces the city’s commitment to enhance the function, liveability, sustainability and public contribution of our buildings and urban spaces.

The Excellent City Series explores several key themes that shape Design Excellence in Melbourne.

Speakers will include:

  • Tiffany Crawford  – Director, Climate Change and City Resilience at City of Melbourne
  • Florian van den Corput  – Senior Advisor, Circular Economy at Sustainability Victoria
  • Stephen Webb – Design Director and Architect at Design Inc
  • Johanna Trickett – Associate, Sustainability at ARUP

Introduction:    Jocelyn Chiew – Director City Design, City of Melbourne

Moderators:      Danielle Jewson – Design Manager & Principal Strategic Designer / Sarah Bell – City of Melbourne Chair in Urban Resilience and Innovation at University of Melbourne

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.