Feb 02, 2012 – Feb 04, 2012
Today, we are faced with economic, environmental, and social challenges that will define our generation, shape our future, and test our resilience as neighborhoods, cities, and a nation. Join leaders from across the U.S. as we tackle these challenges head-on and demonstrate smart growth solutions that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create a more resilient economy, assure a healthy population, foster more equitable development, and expand transportation and housing options for all Americans.
Allens Arthur Robinson
Level 31 Riverside Centre 123 Eagle Street Brisbane
HOW TO make a well made development application
John Gaskell, John Gaskell Planning Consultants
Gerard Timbs, McInnes Wilson Lawyers
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Russell Kennedy Solicitors
Level 12 469 Latrobe Street Melbourne
Every year, PIA invites a senior member of the legal fraternity to discuss changes to planning controls, as well as significant decisions of VCAT and the Supreme Court over the previous 12 months and their implications on planning practice. The seminar is an extremely popular and a feature of the Institute’s professional development program.
4.00 – 6.30 pm, Wednesday 22 February 2012
Swanston Hall,, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne ( entry adjacent to main staircase on Swanston Street)
The Metropolitan Transport Forum (www.mtf.org.au) is hosting this public event on sustainable transport as part of the Sustainable Living Festival (SLF) series of events during February 2012. The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) are also sponsoring this event.
21–23 February 2012
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Understanding the nexus between sustainable urban water management and the vitality, liveability and prosperity of urban communities is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century. Many urban communities are now faced with rising temperatures, longer and more severe droughts, more frequent and devastating floods and increased levels of water borne pollutants; all of which diminish the liveability of our urban areas and degrade our natural environments.
Our cities and communities need to become water sensitive; where water is managed within our urban areas to provide maximum value for a range of functions and users, including the natural environment. A water sensitive city is resilient and is able to cope with extended periods of drought and intense rainfall. A water sensitive community appreciates the scarcity and value of potable water supplies and supports the use of other water sources to enhance amenity, minimise heat island effects and improve their quality of life.