Australia’s growing population poses economic, social and environmental challenges. Griffith REVIEW 29: Prosper or Perish: Exploring the Limits to Growth contributors Peter Mares, Michele Grossman and Rachel Buchanan discuss how visionary planning can help find a balance between growth, diversity and sustainability in a shrinking world. Chaired by Julianne Schultz.
Rachel Buchanan (Te Ati Awa, Taranaki) is the author of The Parihaka Album: Lest We Forget, a history-memoir published by Huia, a Maori-owned New Zealand publisher.
Michele Grossman is Associate Dean (Research and Research Training) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development at Victoria University.
Peter Mares is lead moderator with The Cranlana Programme, an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing the ethical decision-making skills of Australia’s leaders. Peter is also contributing editor at Inside Story magazine and adjunct fellow at Swinburne University’s Centre for Urban Transitions. He is a former ABC broadcaster and the author of three books, including No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s Housing Crisis (Text 2018).
Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review. Professor Schultz is a member of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and sits on the editorial board of the Conversation. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate (Cambridge) and Steel City Blues (Penguin), and the librettos to the operas Black River and Going Into Shadows. She became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year.