EXTREME CITIES: Building Against the Tide

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

Discover ground-breaking global initiatives in urban design

Around the world, cities are at the fulcrum of a whole-scale re-imagining of how we work, travel and live. Global innovations from green buildings and public spaces to vertical living and sustainable architecture are driving our urban environments into a period of rapid and profound change.

This session brings together internationally renowned architect and city planner Malcolm Smith, award-winning civil engineer Cheryl Desha and coastal specialist Barbara Norman to examine ground-breaking initiatives that are radically shifting how we conceive and construct our cities and homes of the future.

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Tanya Ha

Moderator

Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha is an award-winning Australian environmental campaigner, best-selling author and science journalist. She is also a media commentator on science and environmental issues, a behaviour change consultant, and was...

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Malcolm Smith

Participant

Malcolm Smith

Malcolm Smith is an architect and founding director of the Integrated City Planning team at Arup, London. His work is formed around a philosophy of integrated thinking and the recognition...

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Barbara Norman

Participant

Barbara Norman

Professor Barbara Norman is Chair of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) at the University of Canberra.

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Cheryl Desha

Participant

Cheryl Desha

Cheryl Desha is an Associate Professor and the Head of Civil Engineering at Griffith University's Nathan campus in Brisbane. She is responsible for delivering a '21st Century' civil engineering curriculum...

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140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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