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Curtin University

Creating Communities
March Lunch 2013


Sustainability is a buzz word we've all heard but what does it actually mean and what is sustainability in Urban Development? Packed with informative sessions the UDIA Curtin University Sustainability Conference is a not to be missed event.

Global Megatrends and the Future of Western Australia

Jim Singleton - Manager Environment, Sustainability and Biological Sciences, ENV Greencap
Understand the big changes that will confront the urban development industry in Western Australia over the next 10 to 15 years. Jim Singleton will unpack the megatrends and pinpoint how they will affect the way we develop sustainable communities.

Our Energy Future

Mark Paterson - Manager, Smart Grid Partnerships, CSIRO
Photovoltaics, wind power, geothermal energy: What’s next? Mark Paterson leads the team at CSIRO which links our national energy-chain issues and high quality science to create smarter solutions for Australia’s future. As our energy use grows so too does the pressure to deliver solutions. This information is essential for developers looking to understand the future of sustainable urban development.

Food Production and Urban Development: Getting the Balance Right

Josh Byrne - Josh Byrne and Associates/Presenter Gardening Australia
Edible cities and urban food production – what does this mean for urban areas? There is a growing trend overseas for a reconnection to the food chain through urban development but is this the way forward in a city that is striving for density?

Transport as a Driver of Urban Development

Dr Ryan Falconer - Associate Director, ARUP
Urban growth boundaries, congestion charging, even an analysis of the proposed light rail, this presentation confronts the “elephant in the room.” Never one to step away from a controversy, Dr Falconer will deliver an overview of one of the most important policy issues confronting urban areas: How we link people to where they live, work and play. Can we continue with business as usual or will the need for mobility drive our urban planning and design?

Positioning for Sustainability

Martin Anda PhD MIEAust - Murdoch University
Martin is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at Murdoch University where he leads the research team Environmental Engineering & Life Systems (EELS) that conduct research into water, energy, waste and built form systems. His fascinating presentation will give you a glimpse into the future and how you need to prepare yourself to capitalise on the changes in front of us.

It’s not dense, it’s smart

Jemma Green - Curtin University
Sustainable density is one of the challenges for Western Australia going forward but how do we ensure that we avoid some of the pitfalls as we seek to house our growing population efficiently? This presentation considers research from around the world and puts it into the local context.

Special Presentation - How do we take buyers on the sustainability journey with us?

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
The community say they want to live more sustainably but are not willing to invest in sustainable lifestyles. This creates a dilemma for the development industry which is under pressure to deliver affordable and sustainable housing which can be difficult to achieve. How do we bring about the social change necessary for sustainability to be valued by consumers and a how do we promote a greater understanding of living affordably vs purchase price? This special presentation is sure to be a highlight.

 Panel Discussion - Its's not business as usual!

What’s next? This interactive panel session continues the discussion and considers how the ideas can be implemented in Western Australia. The high profile panel will consider the issues from a range of perspectives and will lead into an interactive session where you have your say. Our panellists include:

  • Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
  • Allan Tranter, Creating Communities
  • Paul Sadleir (invited)
  • Alannah MacTiernan – City of Vincent (invited)
The Duxton Hotel Perth
Friday 19 April 2013
9am - 5pm

Registration Form

Includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Registration from 8.30am, guests seated at 9am, running through until 5pm. This is an open event, everyone welcome.

 Members $375 per person (inc GST)

Non-Members $550 per person (inc GST)

RSVP Please complete the registration form attached and fax to 9381 5968 by Tuesday 9 April 2013. Bookings for the event close on this date, unless sold out prior.  Please note that no credits or refunds will be available after Tuesday 9 April 2013 as catering has been confirned.  A replacement guest is acceptable at no additional cost.

Confirmation of you attendance will be sent 4 days prior as a reminder. Queries to Julianne on 9215 3400 or

We look forward to seeing you there.

Warm regards
The UDIA Team

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