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Griffith Review Prosper or Perish: Exploring the Limits to Growth


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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

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. She teaches journalism at La Trobe University. Rachel trained as a reporter on daily newspapers in New Zealand and was on staff at The ... Read more

Michele Grossman

Michele Grossman is Associate Dean (Research and Research Training) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development at Victoria University. Her current research focuses on the intercultural settlement experience of humanitarian refugees and on building positive relati... Read more

Peter Mares

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 Centr... Read more

Julianne Schultz

Professor Emeritus Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the Chair of The Conversation. She was the publisher and founding editor of Griffith Review, and is Professor Emeritus of Media and Culture at Griffith’s Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and a member of the board of the Sydney Wr... Read more


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