How do you creatively plan for a population of 62 million by 2100? Australia’s current major city planning frameworks only account for an extra 5.5 million people. Whether we want a ‘Big Australia’ or not, Australia’s 21st century is likely to see rapid and continual growth – if we want liveable, high performance cities and regional centres we need to think outside the box.
Dr Julian Bolleter is an Assistant Professor at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) at the University of Western Australia. His role at the AUDRC includes teaching a master’s program in urban design and conducting urban design research and design projects.
Julian and his colleague Richard Weller have recently completed a book entitled ‘Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities’, which scopes the urban implications of Australia’s population reaching 62.2m by 2101.
This is the inaugural seminar of the Water Sensitive Cities Seminar Series for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (Western Region), facilitating knowledge sharing amongst CRC-WSC participants and the wider community.
Following the seminar, light refreshments will be served from 5:00pm in the nearby foyer of the School of Environmental Systems Engineering. A map of the venues and parking may be found at https://goo.gl/maps/KsFBJ
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We look forward to welcoming you.