The conference, co-hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia, will bring together world-leading sustainability specialists and innovators to share new ways of thinking, while interactive sessions will explore the tools, tactics and techniques required to build a sustainable future.
Keynote speakers include:
• Rob Bennett, international keynote speaker from the US and Executive Director of the world renowned Portland Sustainability Institute, on how to go beyond the planning of sustainable communities and actually build them.
• Daniel Grollo, Chief Executive Officer of Grocon, on the role that the built environment can play in addressing many of the world’s most challenging problems.
• Cheryl Kernot, Director of Social Business at the Centre for Social Impact, on the costs and value of a people-centred approach to the design and delivery of buildings, communities and cities.
• Eric Knight, economics consultant and Rhodes scholar, on how reframing our vision can reveal new solutions to the old challenge of creating cities where people thrive rather than just survive.
• Gunter Pauli, international keynote speaker, best-selling author and sustainable economics activist, on why a creative approach to economics and production is the future of our planet and our people.
• Lucy Turnbull, Deputy Chair of the Government Advisory Panel on Capital City Infrastructure, on how practical government actions can shape the sustainability, liveability and prosperity of existing and future communities in Australia.
View the Green Cities program online: www.greencities.org.au/
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is Australia’s authority on green buildings and sustainable communities. The GBCA was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices. The GBCA has more than 700 member companies who work together to support the Council and its activities. The GBCA promotes green building programs, technologies, design practices and processes, and operates Australia’s only national voluntary environmental rating system for buildings and communities - Green Star. See: www.gbca.org.au
The Property Council of Australia is the leading advocate for Australia’s $600 billion property industry. It counts the bulk of the nation’s major investors, property owners and developers – as well as the industry’s professional service and trade providers – amongst its members. The organisation is governed by a board comprising key leaders from the industry. See: www.propertyoz.com.au