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‘World’s most liveable city?’ – can science help Melbourne do better?

Melbourne has ranked as the ‘world’s most liveable city’ for six consecutive years, but will Melbourne keep the top spot when the new ranking comes out on 16 August? Join the discussion as our panel explores what science and research is revealing about the future of Melbourne’s liveability.

When: Friday, August 18 2017. 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square
1 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Topic: Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Health and medical, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://liveablemelbourne.eventbrite.com.au
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Twitter

Melbourne has ranked as the ‘world’s most liveable city’ for six consecutive years, but will Melbourne keep the top spot when the new ranking comes out on 16 August? Join the discussion as our panel explores what science and research is revealing about the future of Melbourne’s liveability.

EPA’s host, Dr Anthony Boxshall (longtime 3RRR presenter, Principal Fellow – University of Melbourne and EPA Science guy) will help navigate the discussion. From air quality to train tunnels, our panelists will share their insights and answer your questions.

Have we already seen the golden age for Melbourne’s liveability, or will science help us realise the best yet to come.

Register your FREE ticket and join our panel for a light lunch from 12:15 or stream online and join the conversation on Twitter using #liveabilityscience

Our panelists are:

  • Professor Billie Giles-Corti – Distinguished Professor, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Director – RMIT Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform, Director – Healthy Liveable Cities Group
  • Professor Mark Burry – Director of the Smart Cities Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Andy Fergus – Urban Designer for City of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne Architours
  • Sarah Kneebone – Research Fellow at BehaviourWorks Australia, Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Timing

Registration and light lunch: 12.15 pm – 1.00 pm
Panel commences: 1.00 pm
Panel concludes: 2.30 pm

Contact details:

Carlie Newman
EPA Victoria
Email: carlie.newman@epa.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 8458 2655

See more at:www.epa.vic.gov.au

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