Urban planning and design is already changing to address climate change. Are you keeping up?


Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Time: 6:00 PM sharp to 7:30 PM
Doors open: 5:30pm
Venue: City of Melbourne’s Multicultural Hub,
506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: This is a free event, but spaces are limited!


How do we foster resilience and intergenerational equity in our cities? How do we minimise risks from extreme weather events (heatwaves, flooding etc.)? How can we reduce, reuse and recycle resources and waste products? How can we minimise risk to human health and improve well-being? In our third seminar, Meg Caffin will explore the answers to these questions through the lens of urban greening, urban forestry and community vulnerability. Vicki Barmby will also examine the role of resilience and intergenerational equity in the context of  the Arden Urban Renewal precinct and its climate change challenge 



Meg Caffin is one of Australia’s leading urban forest specialists with a proven commitment to making our cities better places for the future.

As an Urban Forest Consultant, Meg looks through a city-wide lens to identify the current and future gaps in tree canopy cover at a regional scale. By providing the evidence base, she helps prioritise tree and vegetation management policy and programs to maximise benefits for people, for the environment and local economies. Meg also combines her knowledge and specialist expertise from other disciplines to provide city-wide, integrated solutions to help build resilient, water sensitive and liveable cities.

Vicki Barmby is a Senior Sustainability Officer at City of Melbourne. She leads the implementation of City of Melbourne's Climate Adaptation Program and Water Strategy. The City of Melbourne is a leading organisation in Climate Adaptation and Vicki has recently been able to share this knowledge internationally on trips to Jakarta and New York City with the C40 Network. Vicki worked at EPA Victoria for 13 years and is an Environmental Policy Specialist. She focuses mostly on water policy, including stormwater, water industry, waterways and marine. She has also spent some time working on climate change policy. Vicki works to deliver the best environmental outcomes by developing great relationships with key stakeholders. Vicki has also been trained by Al Gore to become part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.