Speakers announced for the Ecocity World Summit, Melbourne, July
· Cooling urban heat islands: in Australia, India and Spain
· Urban transport politics: how did Canadian cities get through it?
· Australian housing: we’re (sadly) getting what we paid for
· Women leading sustainable and resilient cities
· How will India’s coastal megacities cope with climate change?
100 sessions with 300 speakers from 30 different countries will explore these and many other topics.
How do cities become resilient, and how do you measure it? What are the hidden costs of cheap buildings? Can we increase density without losing green space? Can we grow food on rooftops? And what can cities and sub-national governments do when national governments don’t want a piece of the climate action? All this and more are on the agenda of the Ecocity World Summit in Melbourne this July.
“In Australia, we’ve just come through Cyclone Debbie, and seen severe storms and flooding across the Eastern states,” says Brendan Gleeson, Director of Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and Summit co-convenor.
“We urgently need to safeguard our cities, towns and their people, in Australia and across the planet. The Ecocity World Summit program is designed to bring leading thinkers, researchers and practitioners together to share the evidence, strategies and tools we need to keep our cities liveable and sustainable in the face of global challenges.”