Innovating the Cities Panel Discussion
Our cities should be the key to green lifestyles, but while they hold 50% of the world’s population they use 70% of our energy.
Our panel including Professor Rob Adams from the City of Melbourne, Sue Holliday, Melinda Dodson, Bruce Taper and keynote speaker David Owen explore ways to make our cities more energy efficient and better designed.
Keynote Speaker: David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. He is the author of more than a dozen books, most recently *Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer,
and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability*.
Professor Rob Adams is currently the Director City Design and Projects at the City of Melbourne and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization. With over 46 years' experience as an Architect and Urban Designer and 35 years at the City of Melbourne, Rob has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of central Melbourne. His recent focus has been on how cities could be used to accommodate and mitigate rapid population growth and the onset of climate change.
Panel Member: Melinda Dodson is a Principal Architect with multi-disciplinary international practice GHD.
Panel Member: Sue Holliday is Managing Director of Strategies for Change, a small strategic consultancy specialising in urban and regional planning.
Panel Member: Bruce is a Director of Kinesis.