With Melbourne’s population forecast to grow to 8 million by 2051, an additional 3.4 million people will need to be housed between now and then. Household size, composition and needs are also changing and home ownership will be out of the reach of many people.
In an environment of fractured planning responsibility, how could we create the conditions for Australian government participation and leadership on urban issues?
The Hon Tom Roper provided a briefing on climate change developments and green building issues.
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?
Professor Peter Newton from the Swinburne Institute for Social Research gave an excellent presentation on ‘Regenerating Australia’s Established Suburbs: Towards a New Greyfields Model of Development’.