A free public symposium on urban thinking is being held in Melbourne on Tuesday 11 September, 2012. Transiting Cities aims to question how designers can catalyse innovative opportunities for cities and regional centres to transition into productive and sustainable futures. It is also the launchpad for an international design ideas competition – Transiting Cities Low Carbon Futures.
Organised by RMIT and the Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR), the symposium aims to introduce key issues and approaches for the discipline of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design, and other associated disciplines involved in city making, with specific focus given to the rethinking, regenerating, rebranding and reactivating of cities.
Speakers Include: Darryn Snell, Luis Callejas, Ed Vermeulen, Esther Anatolitis, Richard Elkington, John Fien, Lee Stickells, Jock Gilbert, Julian Bolleter, Andrew Wisdom, Flora Salim, Professor Daine Alcorn, Richard Blythe, Donald Bates, Enriqueta Llabres, Andrew Benjamin. The symposium will end with celebratory drinks and the launch of Andrew Benjamin’s new publication Architectural Projections.
Seats to the symposium will be limited, so registration is advisable.
9.30 am – 8.30 pm
11 September 2012
BMW Edge, Federation Square Melbourne
Sponsored by RMIT University, Federation Square, Latrobe City Council, Regional Development Australia (Gippsland), Dept. Of Primary Industries (Clean Coal Victoria), Design Research Institute.