CITIES THAT CONNECT, INSPIRE AND EMPOWER FOR ACTION
Celebrating diversity through enabling connections and fostering inclusion in city design
Date: Thursday 15th 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 create cities that connect, inspire and empower for action? Giving a voice to groups that have traditionally been neglected or excluded from the planning and design of key urban precincts is a great way to start. At this seminar you will hear from three practitioners who are making this a reality. Jason King will outline how DELWP is working to incorporate Aboriginal customary knowledge into water management. Marnie Ireland will provide insights on how to embed diverse perspectives, including Traditional Owner objectives, into Integrated Water Resource Management frameworks. Rebecka Gunnarsson will discuss how changes in the Australian way of planning and designing cycling infrastructure can make our cities more accessible for everyone.
Jason King is Manager of the Aboriginal Water Program at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). Jason has been a voice for a range of Aboriginal issues supporting government initiatives across health & environmental areas.
Marnie Ireland is the Divisional Manager for Sustainable Growth Planning at Yarra Valley Water. Marnie has significant executive experience in Government, non-profit and private sectors, facilitating collaborative strategic planning processes in business development, Integrated Water Resources Management and Indigenous economic development.
Rebecka Gunnarsson is a Senior Transport Engineer and Planner with a passion for Active Transport. She relocated to Australia in 2016 from Sweden and has broad experience in Transport Planning, Transport Engineering and Project Management. She has an interest in complex large scale multi-modal multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects and is currently the Project Coordinator for the Streamlining Hoddle Street Project. As a strong advocate for cycling safety she wants to see a change in the Australian way of planning and designing cycling infrastructure to make it accessible for everyone.