Australia’s Population Challenge (August Monthly Lunch)

The August monthly lunch was very well attended and speaker Jeremy Reynolds, former Victorian Demographer, did not disappoint a capacity audience. Jeremy traced the history of Australia’s, and in particular Victoria’s, population growth since European settlement. The number of new arrivals increased at different rates, reflecting the events of the time – more settlers arrived […]

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PREPARING MELBOURE FOR DRIVERLESS VEHICLES

A discussion forum on 26 June 2018 presented a comprehensive report commissioned by the John Cain Foundation from urban planning and transport economics and engineering experts on governance issues of the imminent advent of autonomous vehicles. Three acknowledged experts in urban and transport planning – Lyndsay Neilson, Mike Waller & Bob Noakes –  spoke to […]

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JCF Monthly Lunch - Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?

JCF Monthly Lunch – Feb 2017 Our Liveability: Can we take it for granted?

Jude Munro AO, Chair of the Victorian Planning Authority, was the presenter at the first monthly lunch for 2017.  She presented statics showing that on current forecasts Melbourne’s population will increase to 10 million by 2050 and asked the audience to suggest ways in which the city can deal with the increased numbers and maintain […]

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Whitlam / Hamer Legacy: Challenges for Australian Cities

In an environment of fractured planning responsibility, how could we create the conditions for Australian government participation and leadership on urban issues?

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Tom Roper: Climate Change, coming whether cities are ready or not!

The Hon Tom Roper provided a briefing on climate change developments and green building issues.

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John Thwaites: A sustainable development goal for cities

New sustainable development goals are set to be agreed by countries at the United Nations this year. These goals will take over from the Millennium Development Goals and will apply to all countries including Australia from 1 January 2016. What does this mean for urban development in Australian cities?

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