Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Personal tools

Liveable cities forum in Brisbane

'Liveable cities: How do we promote sustainability and well-being in urban Australia?' is the title of a public forum, organised by the Network of Environmental Social Scientists on 10 December 2015 at the UQ Business School in Brisbane.

Population growth, increasing urbanisation and climate change will impact Australian cities and the well-being of their citizens. Key challenges stemming from these changes include improving community well-being by enhancing urban green and blue spaces, improving urban design and planning, and encouraging community members to support sustainable management of natural resources.

This free public forum brings together researchers, industry and practitioners to discuss these issues. The goal is to showcase current research to guide policy decisions and identify key knowledge gaps which must be filled so that policy-makers can make evidence-based decisions to increase the sustainability and liveability of our cities.
Professor Stuart White, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, will present a keynote speech. Other speakers include: Anne Cleary (Griffith University), Andrew Davidson (Bulimba Catchment Committee, SEQC), Kelly Fielding (UQ), Paola Leardini (UQ), Lisa McDonald (Ergon Energy), Vanessa Mooney (UQ), Rachael Nasplezes (Healthy Waterways), Johnathan Rhodes (UQ), Helen Ross (UQ), Danielle Shanahan (UQ), Mardi Townsend (Deakin University/Healthy Parks Healthy People, Victoria).

  • Date: Thursday 10 December 2015
  • Time: 12 – 5pm
  • Location: UQ Business School in the Brisbane CBD (Level 19, Central Plaza 1, 345 Queen Street)

Lunch and afternoon tea will be served.

Please RSVP by 30 November 2015 to (spaces are limited).


Published 10 November 2015


IWC Masters Scholarships



Personal tools