GREENING A CHANGING CITY – A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE AND FUTURE OF AN URBAN FOREST

The City of Melbourne invites you to a discussion about the importance and future of an urban forest .

Greening a changing city: green infrastructure, liveability, health and climate change

Hear from keynote speaker Dr Cecil C Konijnendijk as he and fellow panellists discuss how a future urban forest might evolve. The panel will look at ways of creating better places and spaces, healthier trees and increased water storage and the combined contribution they would make to human health, wellbeing and economic sustainability.

This event is presented to mark the 2011 International Year of the Forest.

Date: Thursday 28 July 2011

Time: 6pm to 7.30pm (entry from 5.30pm)

Venue: Swanston Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Cost: free, no bookings

 

Speakers:

Dr Cecil C Konijnendijk (keynote speaker),

Professor of Green Space Management at the Danish Centre for Forest,Landscape and Planning, University of Copenhagen

Dr Kate Auty, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Melbourne

Dr Rod Marsh, Economist & Associate Director, Netbalance, Melbourne

Professor Joy Murphy Wandin AO, Elder of the Wurundjeri people

Dr Dimity Williams, GP and Victorian Secretary for Doctors for the Environment Australia

Natasha Mitchell (moderator), science and health journalist and presenter of All in the mind, ABC Radio National