Cities in 2020 face significant daily challenges as the combined spectre of increasing populations, climate change effects and resource restrictions starts to bite. So, how might cities of the future cope with even more extreme challenges in 40 years?
From ecological urban design to water-adapted architecture, join an urbanista discussion of the new ideas, smart design and green technology needed for cities and their occupants to thrive well past 2060. Will we get there in time or will the divided, science-fiction world of Metropolis come to pass if we fail to innovate and adapt?
Cities 2060: Thriving not just Surviving is presented with Academic Partner Griffith University.
Tony Matthews is a Senior Lecturer in Urban and Environmental Planning at Griffith University. His research interests include adapting cities to climate change through urban planning, the role and function...View Profile
Michelle Leishman is an internationally renowned biologist in the fields of plant invasion biology, climate change impacts and adaptation, conservation and urban ecology. She leads a research group in the...View Profile
Joerg has been a researcher, practitioner, educator and consultant in Architecture and Urban Design for more than 20 years throughout Europe, Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Asia and Australia. In 2019...View Profile
Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal graduated with a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar in 2012 and in 2016 was named one of Australia's Top...View Profile
Cheryl Desha is an Associate Professor and Engagement Director (Industry) in Griffith University's School of Engineering and Built Environment. She also leads the Digital Earth and Resilient Infrastructure research theme...View Profile
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