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Towards Low Carbon Cities – CRC for Low Carbon Living Annual Forum

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 22/11/2017 - 23/11/2017
All Day

Location
Melbourne Town Hall

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Event website
http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/events/2017/05/participants-annual-forum-2017


Towards Low Carbon Cities

Annual Forum, Melbourne Town Hall, 22-23 November 2017

According to the United Nations, world city populations are predicted to increase 66 per cent by 2050.  Ensuring our cities are increasingly low carbon so as to future-proof the health and wellbeing of city dwellers will be the focus of the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s (CRCLCL) annual participant’s forum.

Leading industry and research experts from the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia will present the latest research on how low carbon cities can be achieved at this free event at the Melbourne Town Hall the on 22-23 November 2017.

Key note speakers include urban innovation expert Mr Peter Madden OBE, director of the UK-based smart sustainability company Ecovivid and former CEO of Future Cities Catapult,  Lord Mayor of Melbourne, the Honourable Robert Doyle MP, and the CRCLCL’s CEO, Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO.

“Two of the great challenges of the 21st Century are urbanisation and climate change. Governments and businesses need to be prepared for the impacts and ready to respond to the opportunities. Research and innovation is a vital part of this,” said Mr Madden.

“The technological and digital revolution we are living through gives cities the opportunity to do things smarter. But to make this a reality, we’ll need practical collaboration between city administrations, businesses and academia.”

Professor Prasad said the Forum showcases the latest cutting-edge research emerging from the CRCLCL that will enable Australia’s transition to low-carbon living.

“The CRCLCL focuses on producing end-user driven research, so a highlight of the Forum is communicating the impact of the Centre’s high-quality work to our research, industry and government partners.

“At this stage in its life cycle the CRCLCL is producing a suite of low carbon resources for the use of decision-makers in industry and government,”  said Professor Prasad.

Overall the Forum will feature a comprehensive lineup of talks, panel discussions and interactive sessions on how to utilise research outcomes to achieve a low carbon built environment. Attendees will hear the latest on design, planning and policy innovations enabling globally competitive low carbon cities.

 Forum highlights include:

  • Innovation Breakfast – Driving innovation in the built environment: Barriers and opportunities
  • High Performance housing – panel discussion
  • Empowering consumers – panel discussion

For the full program click here.

To RSVP to this free event please click here

Journalists who wish to attend please email Sharon Kelly s.kelly@lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au.

Media Contact:
CRC for Low Carbon Living
Sharon Kelly, E: s.kelly@lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au; M: +61 414 780 077
 

About the CRC for Low Carbon Living Ltd

The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) is a national research and innovation hub that supports Australian industry to be globally competitive in the low carbon built environment sector.

It brings together property, planning, engineering and policy organisations with leading Australian researchers to develop new social, technological and policy tools for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.

A key aim of the CRCLCL is to help cut Australia’s residential and commercial carbon emissions by 10 mega tonnes by 2020. It will do this by developing opportunities for lower-embodied carbon manufacturing, creating efficiency and productivity in the built environment sector, empowering and engaging communities, increasing the evidence base for government policy and planning, and building the sector’s capacity for high quality research, education and training.

The CRCLCL is supported by the Cooperative Research Centres programme, an Australian Government initiative.